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Low risk ways to start a business

Low risk ways to start a business

There's never a perfect time to start a business - and making the leap from employment to being your own boss can be daunting. But there are approaches you can take that can help bridge the gap, and help to build confidence and ultimately the success of your new...

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Gearing up for self-assessment

Gearing up for self-assessment

With only two months left until the 31 January deadline for online returns, self-assessment is very much on our minds. Many of our clients returns have been completed and filed already, however you may be new to TC or even to the self-assessment process and would like...

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Charity News Autumn 2019

Charity News Autumn 2019

TC Group has a long-established involvement in the not-for-profit sector, working with many charities (including independent schools). The latest edition of Charity News includes useful guidance on the new Fundraising Code of Practice, good governance and related...

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Protecting a business from fraud

Protecting a business from fraud

Fraud costs the UK around £190 billion a year, with businesses bearing almost three quarters – £140bn – of those losses. At one end, what might seem like petty pilfering can build up to substantial losses, and at the other could involve serious organised criminal...

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Capital Gains Tax planning for property (2020/21)

Capital Gains Tax planning for property (2020/21)

From 6 April 2020, HMRC is proposing three significant changes which will potentially increase the capital gains tax paid on the disposal of any residential property by an individual. These changes seek to raise extra revenue from the disposal of residential...

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IR35 in the private sector

IR35 in the private sector

Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector next spring. From 6 April 2020, firms that engage private-sector contractors will be responsible for...

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Property as investment for landlords

Property as investment for landlords

With low interest rates, property remains attractive. If you are thinking of looking at property as an investment either for the long term or for income, then it's important to seek professional advice to understand the bookkeeping and accounting principles required,...

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“No Deal” Brexit planning checklist for business

“No Deal” Brexit planning checklist for business

There is still much uncertainty about what Brexit will mean for businesses, and while at this stage the outcome remains very much in the balance it is still sensible to plan for a “No Deal”. Businesses that buy and sell from the EU, should have contingency plans in...

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Quirks and foibles of VAT

Quirks and foibles of VAT

Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or, as the name implies, cakes? This question is one of the most famous examples of the kind of debate that happens frequently in the world of VAT because precise definitions can make the difference between sink or swim for businesses that...

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Residence or Domicile

Residence or Domicile

For most people living in the UK, the question of what income and gains should be included on their tax return is an easily answered question because they are both UK-domiciled and UK tax resident. Anyone domiciled and resident in the UK needs to report their...

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