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Effective tax planning is essential if you are to minimise your tax bills. Simple tax planning can significantly reduce your tax liabilities.

The self-assessment tax return is an unavoidable burden if you are liable for self-employed tax or have complicated income tax affairs.

Corporation tax is charged on a company's profits. If you trade as a limited company, ensure that paying this tax is as painless as possible.

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable whether you are self-employed or employed by your own company, although different rates apply.

As well as your legal obligations, you’ll want to ensure that payroll is painless and that you use any opportunities to improve your tax-efficiency.

VAT

Effective VAT planning aims to ensure that VAT is relatively painless, and that you are reclaiming as much as possible of the VAT you pay.

Capital gains are made when you sell something for more money than you paid for it. As a result, you can be subject to tax. Take professional advice.

Business property taxes apply to businesses with commercial premises.There are two commercial property taxes: business rates and stamp duty land tax.

If you have tax problems or face a tax investigation, it pays to seek professional advice and you must act rather than just hoping for the best.

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Retail sales growth has slowed in the year to October, after four consecutive months of growth during the summer.

The latest government data reveals that company insolvencies have increased in the third quarter of 2018.

New research has found that many UK small businesses have already moved to a new auto-enrolment pension provider in a search for better value for money.

Business groups have welcomed many of the measures in the Autumn Budget, applauding what the chancellor didn't do as well as what he did.

The Autumn Budget has brought some good news for small businesses and freelancers, as well as relief that new off payroll tax rules won't come in until 2020.

The latest Government figures show that the number of apprenticeship starts have continued to fall since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

A new study of freelancers has found that self-employed workers are mostly financially secure and happy in the present but are concerned about the future.

HMRC is urging UK taxpayers to avoid a last minute rush and complete their 2017-2018 self-assessment tax return early.

Small business owners have a crucial role to play in talking about mental health and helping to destigmatise it in the workplace, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday UK will take place on Saturday 1 December this year.

The number of young UK business directors has increased by over a third in the past year, according to the latest data.

A new survey has found that UK shoppers will spend an average of £90 each during this year's Black Friday retail sales event.