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Changes to IR35 tax rules: public and private sector in the line of fire

IR35 is changing. Whether that's for the better or worse, time will tell. Either way, if you're a contractor you need to know how it affects you.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Larking Gowen

How could you not want to hear what one of the UK's top 50 accountancy firms has to say about starting a business? Great advice here from Larking Gowen.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Ensors Accountants

Money, money, money. No business can survive without it. Ensors Accountants know it, and much more besides. Here are their top 5 going solo advice tips.

What 2015’s spending review means for small businesses

This year's spending reviews has some big implications for small businesses. Here's our take on what's going to happen over the next few months.

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Insurance premium tax increased to 9.5% – our view

George Osborne's 2015 budget has seen insurance premium tax increased to 9.5%. Here's what we think.

Your business story: Open to Create…

We love hearing the stories behind our customers' businesses. It helps us protect them better. Plus, we're nosy. Here's Anna, from Open To Create...

Startups: five mistakes to avoid

It's hard being a startup. Here are five mistakes that could cause you more than just a little inconvenience.

Do you have a ‘second income’?

Do you have a taxable second income that you haven't declared to HMRC? You could do, and you may not even know about it. Here's what you need to know.

Our favourite small business resources

A guide to the best small business and freelancers legal and financial resources.

Self-assessment tax returns for beginners

The deadline for completing your self-assessment tax return online is 31 January. Here's our guide to what it is, and who needs to complete one.

How to prepare for RTI

RTI will change the way employers provide PAYE, national insurance and student loan information to HMRC. Here's how to get ready.

Is HMRC scaremongering with its proposed IR35 business entity test?

By encouraging contractors to complete the business entity test, HMRC are effectively creating the law, not enforcing the legislation.