What travel expenses can a self employed hairdresser claim? I have been working in employment as a hairdresser for several years but am about to take the plunge and become self employed and am a little confused as to what travel expenses I will be able to claim. Some of my work will take place… Read More


How much tax do you pay on dividends This article explains how much tax you will pay on your dividends for the 2018/19 tax year. It has been written from the perspective of a UK limited company owner who extracts dividends from their own company. This is often done with a combination of a low tax… Read More


Payments on account due by 31 July 2018 The second payment on account for the 2017-18 tax year is due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2018 – the first payment on account was due by 31 January 2018. Your payments on account are advance payments made towards your personal tax for each… Read More


Can you get maternity pay if you are self employed? You may think that, as a self employed person, you won’t get any financial help when you’re pregnant and spending time at home looking after your new baby. However, there is a social security benefit called Maternity Allowance that you may be entitled to. It’s not… Read More


Corporation tax losses 2018 You’ve been trading happily for a few years, making a decent profit and life seems good. Then you lose your best customer, or a competitor enters the market with a cheaper product and, horror of horrors, you find that you’ve made a loss for the year. Hopefully this will be only… Read More