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  • March 2021 Budget

    How does the 2021 Budget affect freelancers, contractors and small businesses?

    Posted on 5th March 2021 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    As we reach the 12-month milestone for the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown disruption it has caused to the economy and our social lives, today’s 50-minute Budget announcement is that there wil...

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    What can we expect in the March Budget?

    Posted on 23rd February 2021 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    The Budget, taking place on March 3rd, will arguably be the most closely watched and scrutinised in many of our lifetimes. The fallout from the negative effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the U...

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    How will the Spending Review affect you?

    Posted on 3rd December 2020 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the Spending Review on November 25th, which outlined the Government’s plans for spending and investment in hospitals, schools and other public ser...

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  • What does the Budget 2020 look like for freelancers and contractors

    What does the 2020 Budget look like for freelancers and contractors?

    Posted on 17th March 2020 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    Amidst the extensive details of increased borrowing and the improved investment into the UK’s economy and improving its infrastructure, there was little mention of the rollout of IR35 reform to the ...

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  • Budget 202 what can we expect?

    Budget 2020, what can we expect?

    Posted on 18th February 2020 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    The first Budget of the new Conservative government is scheduled for 11th March 2020 and will be the first Budget as a non-EU state for almost half a century. Yet could the recent appointment of Rishi...

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  • Autumn Budget 2020

    What can we expect in the 2019 Autumn Budget?

    Posted on 8th October 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    It is expected that the 2019 Autumn Budget will follow the same format as the previous two Budgets, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers the latest tax updates. A date is yet to be announced...

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  • Spending Round 2019

    Spending Round 2019 in a nutshell

    Posted on 3rd October 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM CMktr

    Chancellor, Sajid Javid is poised to deliver the Autumn Budget (date still to be announced) within weeks as Brexit draws closer to its October 31st deadline. He delivered the Spending Round early i...

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  • Spring Statement 2019 Review

    Spring Statement 2019 Review

    Posted on 21st March 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    There were two main conclusions drawn from the Chancellors Spring Statement on March 13th.   Firstly, we received confirmation that the economy is expected to weaken in 2019. The Office ...

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    Banking Options For Small Businesses and Sole Traders

    Posted on 7th March 2019 by Caunce O'Hara

    Starting your own business can be exciting, but it’s not without its stresses. There are a lot of different aspects of the business to juggle and your ability to multi-task and stay focused will be ...

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  • Spring Statement 2019

    What can we expect from the 2019 Spring Statement and Spending Review?

    Posted on 14th February 2019 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    A shake-up of public finances is widely expected in 2019, but not until later in the year. However, it is expected to be debated during the 2019 Spring Statement on March 13th. The Spring Statement...

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  • The end of austerity? Don’t bank on it, just yet.

    Posted on 30th October 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    Autumn Budget 2018 Follow-up Yesterday’s Autumn Budget, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, provided ‘tricks and treats’ in equal measure. It was met with a mixed response from the pu...

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    Autumn Budget 2018 – What can we expect?

    Posted on 23rd October 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    With the Autumn Budget looming large on the horizon, we look at some of the key issues expected to feature and what 2019 might hold in store. The Autumn Budget will take place on 29 October and fal...

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  • Should I register my company for VAT?

    Posted on 4th April 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    VAT, or value added tax, is a tax that is added to the value of goods or services sold in the UK. VAT can be charged on things like: * Business sales – when you sell goods or services. * Hirin...

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  • Spring Statement Follow Up – Contractors can breathe easy… for now

    Posted on 13th March 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    ‘Building the Conservative’s vision of a country that works for everyone’ Today the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement to the House of Commons in what contractors, freel...

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  • Spring Statement 2018 – What can contractors expect?

    Posted on 12th March 2018 by Phil Ainley MCIM

    The Spring Statement will be delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond to the House of Commons tomorrow. It will most likely begin at 12:30pm and last for 20 minutes with the whole debate expected to las...

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