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Tide Card Reader Review

Tide card reader review and full overview

Tide have released a credit card reader that links with a Tide bank account. This makes it one of the ...
Advantages of a limited company

Advantages of a limited company

So you've set up in business, you're making money and everything is good. But have you thought about having your ...
Is Cash Dead

Is cash dead? …what about cash-in-hand work?

At the time of writing we're approaching the start of the 2020's. Physical cash is dead. Everyone wants to pay ...
Tax Rates 2024/25

UK small business tax rates 2024/25 – at a glance!

On 6th March 2024 the UK chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, revealed his pre-election Spring budget for 2024. Nothing ground breaking but ...
Business Exit Plan

What is your business exit plan?

When I was about to set up one of my first limited companies, back in 2002, a good friend said ...
Tide Business Account Review

Is a Tide account right for my business?

In this review and real-life overview we're going to take a look at a Tide business bank account in 2024 ...

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Important dates for 2023


You are working in the tax year covering 6th April 2023 to 5th April 2024.


You should have already submitted your tax return for the tax year covering 6th April 2021 to 5th April 2022. You should now be preparing your tax return for the 2022/23 financial year (ending 5th April 2023).

TAX DEADLINE: 31 Jan 2024

The final deadline for your current tax return and any tax due is 31 Jan 2024 – this is for the 2022/23 tax year. It doesn’t cover deadlines for any payments on account. For more key dates and figures visit this page.

Small Business Basics

There are over 5 million self employed folk in the UK. Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and represent over 15% of workforce. Whether you’re a window cleaner, a plumber, a shop owner or operate an online business, you’ve taken the brave step off the corporate ladder to be your own boss.

How to Become Self Employed in the UK

Business Startup Checklist

Are you thinking of setting up a new small business or side hustle in the UK? Want to ditch the ...
Monopoly Board

How to register to be self employed in the UK?

Becoming self employed can be the biggest adventure of your life. You'll be your own boss and everything you do ...
Tax on Small Earnings in the UK

Do you pay Tax on Small Earnings in the UK?

Here's a really commonly asked question, do you pay tax on small earnings in the UK? So for example income ...
What Name for my Business

Choosing a Business Name?

It may sound trivial, but selecting a good name for your business is one of the FIRST things you need ...
Business bank account

Do You Need a Business Bank Account in the UK?

OK, so you've picked your business name. You've sorted your domain names. You've got your social media accounts sorted. Let's ...
How Much to Charge when Self Employed

How Much Should I Charge?

One of the most fundamental things you need to get vaguely right before you set up any business is deciding ...
Sole Trader vs Limited Company

Limited company or sole trader – what’s the difference?

In the UK there are normally two options for setting up in business. You can either be a limited company ...

Thinking of becoming self employed? From invoicing customers through to picking a business name – visit this page for your checklist of essential small business knowledge.

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