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Uber employment

Doctor, doctor, I’ve read about Uber’s employment case and I use contractors for my tech business, should I be worried?
posted on March 7, 2017

Our Startup Surgery’s accountancy ‘doctor’ Michael O’Brien from Kreston Reeves explains when a contractor is no longer classed as self-employed.

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve just registered for VAT, can I reclaim VAT I incurred before I registered?
posted on November 17, 2016

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Doctor, doctor, what is VAT and how does it affect my small business?
posted on September 29, 2016


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Doctor, doctor, what expenses can I claim against tax if I’m working from home?
posted on June 21, 2016

If you’re self employed and working from home, you can deduct an element of your home running costs against the profit reported in your business accounts. There are two potential methods for calculating your home running costs: 1. Simplified expenses – flat rate method HM Revenue & Customs will allow you to use the flat…

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Doctor, Doctor, how will Osborne’s dividend tax allowance affect small-business owners like me?
posted on May 12, 2016

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Doctor, doctor, I’m a director of a small limited company, can I take dividends rather than paying myself a PAYE salary?
posted on March 9, 2016

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Doctor, Doctor, I’m starting a business from scratch, is it prudent to go straight to being a limited liability company?
posted on February 17, 2016

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Doctor, doctor, what records do I need to keep for HMRC?
posted on January 15, 2016

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Doctor, Doctor, what should I be aware of when employing people?
posted on December 28, 2015

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If I sell online across the EU, are there any VAT issues?
posted on October 19, 2015

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What are the tax implications of becoming a limited company?
posted on August 12, 2015

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Can investors based outside the UK benefit from EIS or SEIS tax relief?
posted on July 6, 2015

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Can I get approval for SEIS/EIS?
posted on June 9, 2015

Potentially, yes. You can obtain advance assurance from HMRC that your company and its proposed trade qualifies for either EIS or SEIS. It is not mandatory to do so, but it shows your potential investors that, subject to HMRC’s agreement, the company qualifies for either scheme. Investors can (potentially) claim SEIS by investing in your…

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Make sure your Christmas party isn’t taxable on your employees
posted on December 5, 2014

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How do I create a business development culture in my firm?
posted on August 28, 2014

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How can I give my employees share options?
posted on August 7, 2014

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Do I need to give my employees a pension?
posted on June 12, 2014

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Should I be using the VAT cash accounting scheme?
posted on May 7, 2014

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How can my company benefit from the Patent Box tax regime?
posted on April 14, 2014

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What do I need to do to claim R&D tax credits?
posted on March 31, 2014

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What tax breaks can I get for new computers & tech equipment?
posted on March 17, 2014