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We've scoured the web to get you the most up-to-date advice which includes the most useful tools on offer from the officials themselves.

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.


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.

Leading entrepreneurs to speak at Business Show

9 November 2021

Dragon Touker Suleyman, Innocent's Douglas Lamont and the small business minister Paul Scully are just some of the keynote speakers that will be attending the 43rd Business Show at the ExCeL in London on 24 and 25 November.

The Business Show is Europe's largest business show, helping 25,000 visiting start ups and business owners to grow and develop their enterprises. Tickets are free and this year the emphasis will be on business adaption, innovation and survival as the UK economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the core event, there will also be two newly-launched co-located shows, Working From Home Live and Retrain Expo.

The Business Show 2021 has unveiled the keynote speaker line-up, featuring some of the biggest names in business, including:

The Business Show will also offer visitors the chance to meet 500 exhibitors and attend interactive masterclasses with industry experts. There are also mentoring and education opportunities covering issues such as financing your business, cybersecurity and digital marketing.

Masterclass spaces are available on a first come, first served basis, so attendees are encouraged to sign up on the Business Show website. You can also register for free entry tickets on the website.

Written by Rachel Miller.

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