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Influencers and Instagram competition rules

Earlier last month it was reported in the press that Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague had failed to follow the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rules. This was in relation to running an online prize draw on her Instagram account for a well-known clothing brand. Until recently, the focus of the […]

Update to YouTubes’ terms of service

Changes to your YouTube terms and conditions: tax withholding explained Creators by now should have received communication from YouTube broadly stating that certain revenue payments from YouTube will now be treated as royalties from a U.S. tax perspective and that Google will withhold taxes from these payments if it is […]

Your guide to year-end tax planning

As we approach the end of the tax year, now is the time to review your tax affairs to ensure that you have taken advantage of all reliefs available to you and have considered some planning opportunities to help reduce your tax bill. The Year End Tax Planning Guide from […]

Startup Expenses: What you can and can’t claim

Money’s tight when you’re a startup. The last thing you want is to miss out on reclaiming expenses you incur as you start to build your business. But while you’re busy assembling a team, working on developing your product or service, marketing your brand and doing all the other things […]

Sustainable Investing: What you need to know

You may have seen the terms ‘Sustainable Investment‘ or ‘Socially Responsible investment’ (SRI). These are both ways of describing the criteria a professional Fund Manager will use in order to screen out or select the companies they invest in within the fund they manage. In recent years, investors have increasingly […]

Making Tax Digital extension announced

In December 2018, the government published the Making Tax Digital (MTD) roadmap, which set out plans to make fundamental changes to the UK’s tax compliance system. MTD would mean businesses, landlords and individuals would record and report income and expenses to HMRC digitally, and more frequently, rather than simply filing […]

Coronavirus: 4 steps to managing cash flow

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy. Businesses are facing uncertain times and the government has responded by announcing a series of welcome support measures.  However, businesses cannot simply rely on government support and must be pro-active in navigating their way through the current […]

The value of advice: 4 benefits of using a financial adviser

One of the most common concerns about using financial advisory services is cost. This is often because individuals are purchasing intangible items, such as the potential for better investment returns. 1. Clear goals Spending time with an adviser on a regular basis will make you think hard about what you […]

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 […]