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Self Employed

The Self Employed small business archive.

News

Reprieve for self-employed having to report tax quarterly

Treasury bows to pressure and delays rolling out Making Tax Digital to self-employed sole traders to April 2024

Accounts & Tax

5 most common tax mistakes when you’re self-employed

Getting on the wrong side of the taxman can be extremely unpleasant and costly. Simon Thomas offers 5 tips to help you stay out of trouble

News

Self-employed to be offered fourth and final £7,500 grant in Budget

Over a million self-employed excluded from Government Covid-19 support set to be ignored again in next week’s Budget

Employing & managing staff

What the Uber ruling means for your small business

The Supreme Court has ruled that some Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed, entitling them to statutory pay and paid holidays. What this means is that many sole traders could also now qualify paid holidays and other benefits from companies that use them

Government Grants

Government must help self-employed excluded due to 50% income rule

Influential thinktank the Institute for Fiscal Studies weighs into self-employed debate for second time in as many days

Accounts & Tax

Self-employed should pay equal tax with employees, says top thinktank

Government loses £15bn a year tax revenue from self-employed, says IFS, which urges wholesale reform of tax system

News

Taxman gives self-employed more time to file your tax return

HMRC to waive penalties for self-employed who file 2019-20 tax return late due to Covid-19

News

Prospect union calls for emergency help for excluded self-employed

Proposals to government include letting freelancers and sole traders submitting tax returns for 2019-20 be eligible for self-employed income support

Government Grants

Liverpool launches £9.5m grant fund for ‘excluded’ self-employed

Liverpool joins Wales in offering grants for the self-employed excluded from government Covid-19 financial support

News

City mayors warn of mental health pandemic among self-employed

Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram come together to urge chancellor to help 3m self-employed excluded from government Covid business support.

Sole trader

Checklist for going self-employed – a Small Business guide

Deciding to go self-employed is a big step for anyone. Follow this guide to going self-employed and be confident. We’ve got your back

Outlook

Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to be doubled for November

Following the announcement of a second lockdown, Rishi Sunak has doubled the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) back to 80% for November.

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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?