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In a recent email I talked about why evaluating your business model is essential in these turbulent times. Successful businesses are able to maximize the amount of value that is delivered to customers (and captured in the form of revenue) for the least amount of cost in operating expenses. The better the profit margin, the more options the business…

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Who does the thinking in your business?

Who does most of the thinking in your business? It’s you isn’t it? In fact, you probably do all of it. You are the master strategist for all the parts of your business. You’ve been good at outsourcing the DOING of things (like operations, website creation, newsletter production, customer support, social media, bookkeeping, etc.) but you…

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MTD filing to be extended to all VAT-registered traders from April 2022

On 21 July the Treasury set out a first draft of the government’s ten-year plan to modernise the tax administration system. This includes restarting the making tax digital (MTD) programme which had ground to a halt in the face of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. MTD filing is to be extended to all VAT-registered traders from April 2022…

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The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is being extended…but half of the self-employed are still excluded

When the chancellor announced a scheme for the self-employed similar to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme most of the 5m self-employed in the UK breathed a sigh of relief even though it had been a long time coming. It wasn’t long, however, before HMRC started to reject applications from self-employed people excluded from the scheme.…

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