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Sam Uwins

5 top tips on paying your student loan when you’re self-employed

Becoming self-employed and setting yourself up as a sole trader is a big step. Factor in having to complete your self-assessment tax return on time and knowing when to start paying off your student loan and it can all start to seem a little daunting. That’s why we’ve put together […]

Guide to completing your Self Assessment tax return

What you need to know before filing a Self Assessment tax return for 2018/19 It’s a common scenario: as the year draws to a close, the thought of your tax return is there, at the back of your mind. But with so much time before the deadline, you decide not […]

How to manage cash flow in a small business

Whatever your business is and however big or small it is, you need control over your cash flow to make sure you stay afloat and keep moving in the right direction. Let’s get our terms right: your cash flow relates to the predictions you can make about what your business can spend […]

Company Owned Electric Vehicles

Going green The media has recently been awash with climate change activists, such as Greta Thunberg and the extinction rebellion group, trying to get the message across that the planet possibly only has a short time for substantial changes to be made before there is irreversible climate change. As part of […]

Who are the top digital influencers in the UK?

Digital influencers are becoming more and more important in the modern world, with the industry forecasted to be worth £8bn globally next year. The UK has its fair share of influencers who command an international audience – but who exactly has greatest digital influence? The Sunday Times have recently released […]

Get ahead with your taxes and financial planning for 2019/2020

Tax is a necessary part of your financial life. Without it, the Government could not provide services such as health, education, social care and the security of the population. However, it can be complicated, and the level of tax payable will vary according to the nature of the underlying transactions. […]

What will 5G technology bring to business?

2019 is the year that the long-awaited 5G technology is starting to take off and many expect this to be a game-changer. According to Ericsson, a telecom equipment manufacturer that makes some of the 5G infrastructures, by 2024 there will be over 1.5 billion of us connected to 5G. However, […]

Pension Contributions | Personal or Company?

Many of the businesses we deal with are owner managed limited companies, where the owner/director could be the only employee. In this situation, the owner/director can choose to make pension contributions either personally or via the company. We are often asked which way is best and we thought it was […]

10 tips for starting a small business that you haven’t heard a thousand times already

Starting your own business is often a learn-as-you-go process. The better the decisions you make early on, the better chance you have for success. If you have an entrepreneurial idea, try these ten tips. 1. Address excuses Countless people dream of becoming entrepreneurs, but they never do. They’re burdened with […]

Article 13: what it means for content creators

Last month, the European Parliament voted in favour of Article 13 (or the European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, to use its full name). EU member states (including the UK) now have two years to implement the rules. What are the changes? These controversial changes require […]