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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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A new study has investigated which UK cities and sectors have the biggest gender pay gaps.

Taking time off improves freelancers' performance as well as their work-life balance, a new study has found.

Cloud services, the rollout of 5G and advances in broadband are driving up small business spending on telecoms, according to a new report.

Fewer than one in three EU citizens in the UK have had settlement status applications approved, as the UK government announces that freedom of movement will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

New research has found that legislation and economic climate are the biggest obstacles facing UK businesses that are looking to grow.

Leading organisations from education and business have come together to agree a universal framework for essential skills.

A new poll has found that more than a quarter of small firms would face immediate closure if a key person in the business died or became seriously ill.

The UK has seen a 9% increase in business theft over the past three years but some parts of the country are seeing much bigger rises, according to new research.

A new study has uncovered the biggest mistakes experienced by the owners of UK small firms, including financing, pricing and taking misplaced advice from others.

A new survey has found that cashflow is a significant challenge for businesses that see their sales fluctuate across the year.

UK small firms are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day, according to new findings from the Federation of Small Businesses.

This week sees a significant deadline under Making Tax Digital as VAT-registered businesses that file on a quarterly basis submit their first VAT return using the new system.