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First Call Financials A – Z Jargon Buster

September 19, 2017 12:22 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Finance is full of jargon! We know because we answer so many queries from our clients about what certain acronyms,... View Article

What Is National Insurance And Why Do I Pay It?

July 18, 2017 2:47 pm Published by
As well as having Payroll experience, Meg is our main point of contact for auto-enrolment setup. Now a qualified member of AAT, Meg is building her portfolio of accounting clients in a variety of sectors.
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If you’re a worker or employee over 16 and earning above £157 per week, or are self-employed and generating a... View Article

Making Tax Digital For Business Is Coming- Are You Ready?

July 6, 2017 3:30 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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If you are a business owner, you should be aware of the huge changes coming to the tax system. HMRC... View Article

Understanding Your Pay Slip – Tax Codes Explained

June 20, 2017 9:45 am Published by
As well as having Payroll experience, Meg is our main point of contact for auto-enrolment setup. Now a qualified member of AAT, Meg is building her portfolio of accounting clients in a variety of sectors.
Megan Webb

If you are an employee or worker, you will be on a PAYE (pay as you earn) tax system, meaning... View Article

New Employment Status and Rights In The UK

June 6, 2017 4:13 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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A key employment case against taxi app company ‘Uber’ has resulted in their claims of their drivers being ‘self-employed’ being... View Article

Accountancy For Business – Outsource or In-House?

April 28, 2017 3:57 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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For many businesses, a question they will face at some point as their business grows and becomes more complex is... View Article

National Insurance For The Self-Employed Explained

April 21, 2017 9:26 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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As part of the Spring Budget, Philip Hammond announced that the main rate of National Insurance Contributions (NIC’s) for the... View Article

Choosing The Right Legal Structure For Your New Business 

February 28, 2017 1:39 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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So you’ve had your big idea, then after researching your business idea, determining your target market and sizing up your... View Article

Self Assessment Guide For The Self Employed 2017

December 19, 2016 10:19 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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According to the office of national statistics, the level of self employment in the UK has risen from 3.8 million... View Article

Capital Gains Tax For The Self Employed, Sole Traders and Business Partnerships Explained

November 29, 2016 11:34 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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If you’re planning on selling part or all of your business then you will need to be aware of Capital... View Article