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personal tax return

Can’t file your personal tax return on time? Find out about late-filing penalties and grounds for appeal

Tax season can be a stressful time for many – if you’re among those who find themselves unable to file on time, know that you are not alone and others have been in the same situation. In this blog post we will discuss your options if you find yourself unable to file on time, the …

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self assessment

Self Assessment Deadlines: What happens if I haven’t registered?

You found out you have to do a self assessment but the deadline to register has passed. What happens when you don’t register for Self Assessment in time? Can HMRC immediately start charging you penalties? If you became self-employed, made sizeable gains on shares or cryptoassets, became an LLP member or earned a six-figure salary …

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working from home, tax relief

Working from home allowance, can you claim the tax relief?

When the Covid-19 pandemic first struck, government guidelines were introduced encouraging people to work from home where possible. Many people found themselves fashioning new home offices into any spare space they had available. As a result of spending more time at home, household costs inevitably increased, and consequently the government allowed those working from home …

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HMRC, customer

Citizen or Subject? HMRC’s compulsion to call everyone a ‘customer’ is misguided, and should worry you

HMRC is obsessed with the word customer. Their annual report for the year ended March 2022 mentions the word more than four hundred times, describing (gleefully, we anthropomorphise) how the organisation is split into four core customer-focussed groups. In good keeping with the grave case of “customerphilia” from which it suffers, these four divisions are …

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childcare, women career, tax free childcare

The impact of the UK’s rising childcare costs on women’s careers and what tax relief is available

The average cost of childcare in the UK has been steadily rising and many families have found themselves having to plan their budget carefully to cover the required fees. According to a report by the Day Nurseries, the average cost of sending a child under two years old to a nursery part-time (25 hours per …

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Let’s talk money. Cryptocurrency, inheritance tax, and inflation, what should I know

At the start of any conversation about money, it is important to acknowledge that there are no simple answers. Money is a complex and multifaceted subject, and when it comes to things like cryptocurrency, inheritance tax, and inflation, things aren’t always straightforward. That being said, it is essential to gain a solid understanding of these …

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ben crampin

Partner

Ben’s been here pretty much since the get-go and, as such, has been instrumental in growing the business into what it is today.
 
He’s passionate about, in his words, ‘helping people and businesses that are just constantly being taken advantage of’ by providing affordable advice and support with an eye to ‘levelling the playing field’.
 
Ben looks forward to the day when automation will, once and for all, fumigate the fear and confusion caused by oppressive bureaucracy and strongly believes that ‘technology holds the solutions to the problems we’re trying to solve’.
 
Furthermore, he can see that technology will, in time, provide the scalability required to help a theoretically limitless number of SMEs survive and thrive against the odds.
Ben doesn’t think much of government agencies and he doesn’t suffer fools; two points that aren’t always mutually exclusive.