Universal Credit

Spotlight on Universal Credit

Universal Credit Number According to the latest figures, some 1.5 million people have now applied for and received a Universal …

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tax penalties

Self Employment Late Filing Tax Penalties 2018/19

Late Filing Tax Penalties This month I have received numerous telephone calls from individuals in prison, that have received self-assessment …

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ex-offender becoming an entrepreneur

How do Ex-Offenders become Entrepreneurs

How Do Ex-Offenders become Entrepreneurs? In this article I am going to explain how an Ex-Offender become Entrepreneur. According to …

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HMRC Tax codes

HRMC Tax Codes

What is My HRMC Tax Code? There is much confusion about HRMC tax codes and rarely do employees challenge them. …

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Self employment

Becoming Employed on Release

Many of you when released from prison will be becoming employed on release and working for an employer.

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COVID-19 and the UK Government’s financial response

Corona Virus & UK Economy News What will be the effect on the UK economy news. Since the public lock-down was …

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How is your credit score


Prior to your release (if you are able to through resettlement), or as soon as you can after release, I …

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National Insurance

National Insurance – A tax with benefits? Part 2

In part one of this article, last month, I covered the different Classes of National Insurance and how payments are …

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Nation insurance number

National Insurance: A tax with benefits? Part 1

I quite often get asked questions about National Insurance, particularly as to how it is calculated and what it is …

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What is a trade for tax purposes?

The reason behind this article is that I realised there was very little guidance on the meaning of the word …

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Tax debt and bankruptcy…

Watch out those working in the construction industry! My own experience of contacting HMRC on behalf of prisoners and their …

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Tax debt

Part 1 – self-assessment There is a myth that I have often encountered in my professional career that failure to …

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The case for planning an ethical business – with social responsibility at the core   Definition of ethical: ‘adhering to …

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