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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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In a strongly-worded statement, the UK's leading business groups are calling on politicians to prevent a disorderly no-deal Brexit on 29th March 2019.

The government, in partnership with the pensions industry, is to trial a new initiative designed to help self-employed workers save more for later life.

Despite stable economic conditions, there has been a sharp fall in confidence among small businesses because of concerns about Brexit.

The government has unveiled what it is calling "the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years".

Over half of UK consumers say they will support small firms and independent retailers as Christmas approaches.

The rise in the number of people working for themselves has helped to take employment levels to new heights, says IPSE.

A new report has found that many companies are not compensating their employees for working on bank holidays over Christmas.

A new report on social media trends has found that Instagram is in the ascendancy but it warns that influencer fraud is also on the rise.

Confidence among UK small firms has fallen to its lowest point since 2011, according to new data from the Federation of Small Businesses. 

The UK's self-employed workers are being encouraged to enter the IPSE 2019 Freelancer of the year awards.

Late payment practices continue to adversely affect UK small businesses and self-employed contractors, according to a new report.

Proposals to give millions of people online access to their pension information have been unveiled by the government.