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Autumn Statement Reaction

At one point during his Autumn Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond looked at the perplexed faces around him as he was detailing a new tax change and announced: “This is complicated but it’s good n...

How can I claim VAT on fuel expenses?

This is a guest post by Alastair Ellerington of Howlader & Co on claiming fuel expenses. How interested are you in a way to claim back just a few pence in expenses? Your VAT on fuel expenses can...

Business Taxes Have Become More Complicated for SMEs – Infographic

It is a sign of the times when the UK government created the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS). It was an admission that business taxes were becoming more complicated. The OTS was set up in 2010 and...

The New Tax Year: 9 Things It Will Bring

The start of a new tax year ushers in a raft of new tax changes announced by the Government that SMEs and startups need to take into consideration – all having taken effect on 6th April 2016. He...

Expenses and benefits regulations have changed

In case you missed it, expenses and benefits regulations for employers have changed as of last month. Coming into force on 6 April, the new regulations mean increased screening is now required interna...

Ask Clive: What expenses can I claim if I’m working from home?

If you are self-employed you’ll have various running costs and expenses. You take these costs and expenses away from your business income to work out the profit in your accounts. You can only deduct...

The Real Guide to Tax and HMRC

This is a guest post by Richard Smylie, a small business expert. Say the word ‘tax’ aloud, and it’s likely to evoke a shudder or two. At best sometimes, the UK tax system is seen as some sort o...

A Guide To Avoiding Tax And Company Accounting Penalties

This is a guest post by the Howlader and Co team. Whether you are setting up your own limited company, or intend to become self-employed, keeping on top of your accounts is vital to your on-going succ...

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