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24-month rule for travel and subsistence explained

2020-01-14T10:02:19+00:00By |

Being a director of a limited company, entitles you to claim for legitimate expenses that relate ‘wholly, exclusively and necessarily for the running of the business.’ A full list of allowable business expenses is available in our Expenses Guide. Included on this list are travel and subsistence expenses. But it may not come as a [...]

Did you know you can claim these as a business expense?

2020-01-07T10:30:12+00:00By |

At the last count, unclaimed business expenses cost UK small businesses a whopping £238 million each year. That’s a lot of money that could be lining small business owner’s pockets. We constantly remind the contractors we work with to claim for everything they’re allowed to because expenses are off-set against the profit they pay Corporation [...]

How will my take-home pay be affected by IR35?

2019-11-12T11:59:25+00:00By |

Working through a limited company is one of the most tax-efficient ways to work as an independent contractor. This set up tends to work well for contractors who are deemed as working ‘outside of IR35’, but if you’re caught ‘inside IR35’ it’s highly likely you’ll pay more tax. Let’s look at how your take-home pay [...]

Charging interest on late payments

2019-09-24T09:42:28+01:00By |

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), late payments by clients causes 50,000 small businesses to go under each year. This is estimated to cost the UK economy £2.5 billion. For contractors and freelancers, the personal cost of late-paying clients can be more damaging than the financial cost. Worrying about cash flow and late [...]

How to improve cashflow in your contracting business

2019-09-03T11:03:24+01:00By |

According to research 8 out of 10 businesses fail within their first two years of operating. The number one reason is poor cashflow. The company could be making huge sales, but if their overheads are equally large or if their customers aren’t paying their invoices on time, the company could easily find themselves in financial [...]