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Emily Coltman

Five small business taxes you need to know about

Here, FreeAgent's Emily Coltman presents five small business taxes that you need to know about.

Accounts & Tax

Accounts & Tax

Five ways to spring clean your business books

Here are some top tips from Emily Coltman to help you brush up your bookkeeping and get your business set for fresh new growth in the months ahead.

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Should I charge my clients VAT?

Here, Emily Coltman of Freeagent answers a reader's query on whether they should charge clients VAT.

Accounts & Tax

A small business guide to capital assets

Emily Coltman of FreeAgent discusses capital assets and gives her top tips for dealing with them in your business accounts.

Accounts & Tax

Five things to remember when cash flow forecasting for your business

It's vitally important to have a good grasp of what cash is coming in and going out of your business. Here, Emily Coltman gives some top tips on managing your forecasts.

Sole trader

What is a sole trader? A small business guide

Here, Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, investigates one very popular structure for new business owners: sole tradership.

Accounts & Tax

Entertaining in your business: Can you claim tax relief?

Are you able to claim on the cost of entertaining someone, and what are the implications for VAT? Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, gives the answers.

Accounts & Tax

Four things to know about Making Tax Digital in the new tax year

Emily Coltman gives a lowdown on the Making Tax Digital plans and offers some top tips for preparing your business for the new tax year.

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Four things to remember if you miss the self-assessment deadline

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for small businesses completing their tax return after the deadline.

Accounts & Tax

Don’t get your fingers burned on VAT tax issues

As the Great British Bakeoff returns for a seventh series, Emily Coltman gives her top tips for helping make sure your VAT cake doesn’t collapse.

Setting up a company

Starting a limited company? Be aware of these new requirements

Emily Coltman gives a brief run-through of the extra information you now need to know if you are setting up a limited company in today's climate.

Business management

Five things to consider measuring in your small business

Emily Coltman gives her top tips for successful business measurement.

Accounts & Tax

Is that expense deductible? Oh yes it is…

Pantomimes and Christmas productions are in full swing. So, Emily Coltman decided to look at whether there was anything that our favourite panto protagonists should bear in mind when it comes to their tax.

Accounts & Tax

Six reasons to tackle your self assessment now

Emily Coltman discusses why it's best to be well prepared for the January 31st deadline.

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?