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Sole Trader

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

Sole trader

Setting up as a sole trader – a business is born

Setting up as a sole trader is the preferred option for many businesses starting out. James Johnson guides you through what to do

Sole trader

How to become a sole trader

Setting up as a self-employed sole trader is a simple way to start a business. In this guide, we show you how to do it.

Sole trader

What is the definition of a sole trader and being self-employed

What does it mean to be a 'sole trader'? Is there any difference between a sole trader and being ‘self employed’?

News

Nearly 300,000 sole traders face increased tax bills

The government has proposed changing the date sole traders and other small businesses report profits, which means hundreds of thousands getting bigger bills next year. Find out how the proposed tax changes affect you

Sole trader

Tax advantages of a limited company versus sole trader

Haydn Rogan explains the tax advantages and disadvantages of status as a limited company and as a sole trader.

Setting up a company

Forming a company: Choose your trading type

Joanne Harris of accountants Nixon Williams shows you the different options when it comes to setting up on your own and working for yourself

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

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

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.

Accounts & Tax

Halt rollout of Making Tax Digital to smallest businesses, urge MPs

MPs question forcing the smallest microbusinesses to adopt expensive accounting software, say small businesses have hurt enough already

Outlook

Why the Government’s new insolvency bill is bad news for sole traders

Anti-lockdown campaigner Simon Dolan believes the trickle-down effect of the Government’s new insolvency bill will end up hurting sole traders the most.

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?

Partner content

Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze