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TLC Loves… keeping on the right side of the law

You may have heard of the mysteriously-named IR35 regulations also known as off-payroll working, or you may not. Either way, if you are the owner and operator of a limited company which provides services to other companies, you should be familiar with the IR35 rules which IR35. So what exactly is IR35? IR35 is the […]

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TLC Loves… taxman-friendly gifts at Christmas

(This article was checked in October 2019 and is still relevant) We’re nearly into November now and that means it’s definitely time to think about Christmas, even if you don’t actually do anything about it just yet. Most small businesses want to send a small gift to their key clients to say thanks for the […]

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Top tips – claiming tax credits for your small business

It’s mid-September already! The weather seems to be turning and we’re heading into autumn at an alarming rate. This month’s tips are all about making the most of Government schemes to get money back on your tax bill – known as tax credits.  1 – You might be eligible for Research & Development tax credits if […]

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TLC loves… hiring the right talent – 5 top recruitment tips (guest blog)

Most of us agree that hiring the right people is critical to the success of our businesses. Granted, the environment we create and the way we lead our employees are also important factors but we must start by making the right hire. Today’s blog is brought to you by Middletons Assured Talent, experts in IT, […]

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R&D, creative industries and games tax credits – what you need to know

You may have heard of R&D tax relief – the system of tax breaks the Government gives to companies carrying out certain activities. Tax credits are a way for the Government to stimulate certain industries by allowing companies involved in activities they specify to claim money back on their spending. There are two main types […]

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TLC loves… giving you more cloud accounting choice

As you know we’re always looking for ways to make managing your accounts easier. We have loved moving clients on to Xero because it makes managing money so easy, but we always want to make sure you have options if they’re available, so we are now proud to also support Intuit QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks is […]

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TLC loves… knowing the basics of workplace pensions

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years you will definitely have heard of auto-enrolment and workplace pensions. (Remember the adverts? “I’m in!”) If you have employees or operate as a Limited Company with a payroll scheme (for your Director’s salary) it’s worth you understanding the basics, even if they don’t […]

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TLC Loves… more time for Making Tax Digital

On 13 July the government announced changes to its plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) which mean that companies under the VAT threshold won’t have to file their information online quarterly as soon as had previously been announced. From April 2019, companies turning over more than £85,000 will have to use online software compatible with […]

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TLC Loves… cheaper childcare options

With childcare bills equalling mortgage payments for some families, anything that can be done to make it cheaper is welcome. But when you run your own business or are self-employed, what are the options? Here’s our quick run-down of the current childcare choices. Tax-Free Childcare – a new scheme launched by the Government in April […]

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Top tips for managing emails effectively

We’re already into holiday season. Are you excited that you have something booked or feeling blue that you’ve already been? Whatever your situation, managing emails – whether you’re on holiday or just chasing your tail in a normal week – has become a hot topic linked to business productivity. But what can you do to […]

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