Autumn budget – hear my views on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today 23/11/23

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt used his Autumn Statement to deliver a fiscal pick-me-up for the Conservative backbenchers at the start of an election year with a 2% cut to national insurance, and making the full expensing capital allowance scheme permanent. Here are the relevant points that impact small businesses: For the self employed, Hunt abolished class…

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How to Plan better for your tax bill

We’ve all been there… As business owners, we generally pay our taxes AFTER we’ve made the money which in most cases is up to a year after the event! Who remembers how much they’ve made a WHOLE YEAR LATER? I mean, I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast let alone how much tax…

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Can I split my business to avoid registering for VAT?

If you are a trader who is close to or above the VAT registration threshold (which is currently £85,000 on a rolling 12 month basis), you might be tempted to split your trade into two smaller businesses, or even been told by friends “in the know” to do this to avoid charging VAT to your…

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Save £252 a year with Marriage allowance

Marriage allowance is a tax benefit that allows you to transfer some of your personal allowance to your spouse or civil partner if they earn more than you. Your personal allowance is the amount of income you can earn tax-free each tax year. By transferring some of your personal allowance, you can reduce your partner’s…

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