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Education

How to complete your Self Assessment tax return

If you’re new to self-employment, the prospect of filling in a self-assessment tax return can seem daunting. The good news is there are lots of supporting documents out there to guide you through the process, and if in doubt, you can always contact HMRC. Here’s how to complete your tax return on time to avoid any late filing fees.

8 Nov 2022

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Tips

Black Friday & Cyber Monday checklist for SMEs

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, you’ve probably already prepared your promotions and discounts. But have you missed anything out? To help you fine-tune and maximise your campaigns this year, we’ve pulled together a quick checklist for SMEs. Just in case you need a reminder –⁠ Black Friday falls on Friday 25 November this year, with Cyber Monday following suit on Monday 28 November.

4 Nov 2022

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Education

Has the National Insurance Contributions increase been reversed?

On 23 September the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwartang, delivered a mini budget in which he announced a series of fiscal measures for the UK. He stated that the 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) – which came into effect in April – would be reversed on 6 November 2022. The current chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, confirmed in his 17 October statement that the policy to reverse the 1.25% rise in NICs would still go ahead. The dividends tax increase which was also implemented in April will stay in place. So what does the NICs reversal mean for your business?

3 Nov 2022

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Education

The best real estate loans via property development finance

The property development finance market can feel overwhelming, but knowing some fundamentals can help you to navigate it. At Funding Options, we’re here to help guide you through the funding process – from application to funds released. Here’s what you need to know about property development finance.

25 Oct 2022

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Education

5 small business loans you can use to expand your business

Whether you’re looking to increase turnover, purchase new equipment, expand into a new location, or take advantage of upcoming growth opportunities, business finance can provide you with the funding boost you need to reach your goals. Here are 5 types of business finance that can be used to fund expansion.

25 Oct 2022

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Rishi Sunak is elected new Tory leader. Here are 5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister
News

5 things businesses can expect from the new Prime Minister

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer will succeed Liz Truss as Britain's next Prime Minister, it was announced today. Below, we'll discuss the possible implications on businesses the new PM might bring as he steps into office.

24 Oct 2022

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A guide to finance for property developers
Education

A guide to finance for property developers

Whether you’re new to property development or are an expert this guide is designed to help you understand some of the different property-orientated finance options out there today.

21 Oct 2022

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How does invoice finance work in the UK?
Education

How does invoice finance work in the UK?

If you have cash tied up in your accounts receivables, invoice finance can allow you to unlock up to 90% of it, providing you with access to the cash you need to trade and grow with confidence. Read on to find out more about this flexible form of business finance.

21 Oct 2022

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Submission of 31 October tax return – who does it apply to?
Education

Submission of 31 October tax return – who does it apply to?

If you’re submitting your tax return through the post as opposed to doing it online, the deadline is midnight on 31 October 2022. Should you miss this deadline, you’ll pay a late filing penalty of £100 if your tax return is up to 3 months late – and more thereafter.

17 Oct 2022

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