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Do You Still Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return?

October 2017

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Are you one of the two types of people no longer required to submit a self-assessment tax return? Simple Assessment first took effect in September 2017, which means some taxpayers no longer need to disclose information about their income via a self-assessment tax return. The term ‘Simple Assessment’ may ring a bell, it’s a term […]

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Why Ipswich Is a Great Place to Start a Business

October 2017

"Ipswich, England - March 22, 2012: A junction of streets in the older part of Ipswich, the County Town of Suffolk, England, on a bright spring day with sunlight and shadows: Elm Street, Lion Street, King Street and Arcade Street through the arch. The blue plaque on Poets Bistro records that the poet Jean Ingelow once lived there. She wrote many famous poems including 'High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire'. Two women and a man chat on the sunny side of King Street."

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, a town that makes the defensible claim of being the oldest in the country. Ipswich has a long and varied history, its beginnings can be traced back to early Roman settlers. Today, Ipswich is a prosperous town that many successful businesses are fortunate enough to call home. We […]

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Guide To Self Assessment Tax Returns

October 2017

Self Assessment Tax Return 2016

Who needs to file a Self Assessment Tax Return? The self assessment tax return is an annual requirement for people who do not pay their tax automatically through PAYE. Self assessment tax returns are often submitted electronically to HMRC, with the deadline being 31st January following the end of the tax year. Alternatively, if filing […]

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Why You Should Start A Business In Norwich

October 2017

A photo taken from Mousehold Heath on a Summer's day in the city of Norwich. The image shows many landmarks including the Cathedral, The Forum, City Hall and the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Norwich may have once had a reputation for being something of a quaint, sleepy and colloquial backwater, but that worn-out stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth today. In fact, as recent surveys and high-profile news articles will confirm, Norwich is one of the most popular places to live, study, work and do business in […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Running a Business from Home

September 2017

Red Monopoly house sitting on top of a pile of British pound coins

Have you ever thought about running a business from home? Let’s take a look at what you need to know to make your decision. 1. Permissions You may need permission from a few entities before you can run a business from home; one of these is your mortgage provider or landlord. You should check with […]

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6 Things Holding you Back from Switching Accountants

September 2017

Switching Accountants Aston Shaw

Switching accountants is quicker and easier than you think. If you feel as though you’re not getting the quality of service you deserve or the right kind of advice when you need it most, then it’s time to think about switching accountants. Maybe you think your accountant is charging too much and not reducing your […]

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Why Networking Is Relevant Now More Than Ever

September 2017

Glenn Savill of Aston Shaw

Just the word ‘networking’ is enough to induce anxiety and feelings of dread, but this common reaction to the word ‘networking’ can mainly be attributed to misunderstandings and false assumptions. Networking really isn’t something to be afraid of, some events can prove extremely fruitful for businesses. The majority of networking events are far more relaxed […]

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Tax Changes to Multiple Home Ownership

September 2017

Luke Jackson Staff Photo

The rules on property tax relief are changing. These changes could have significant implications for those wishing to rent out or purchase additional properties. These changes have likely come about due to new figures revealing that multiple property ownership has dramatically risen in recent years. The new tax changes could affect a substantial amount of […]

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Do You Need A-Levels for a Great Career?

August 2017

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Today (at the time of writing at least) is A-level results day. For many, this is a day met with trepidation and a considerable amount of anxiety. Due to the emphasis placed on A-Levels, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the be-all and end-all. Is this really the case though? Once you make the […]

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Be Vigilant: Scams Extremely Common This Time of Year

July 2017

Laptop With Skull Sign On Black Document Over Yellow Envelope

It is a sad fact that around this time of year, scammers will often pose as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), due to many taxpayers having payments due by 31st July. Scammers may attempt to communicate with you through a variety of methods, including emails, telephone calls, letters, and text messages. The key thing we […]

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