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  • Economy rebuild measures announced

    The government today announced what they refer to as their next step in rebuilding the economy. Their focus is very much around preventing unemployment whilst gradually stopping the furlough scheme, boosting the hospitality sector and kick starting the housing market. The measures announced are: Furlough bonus £1,000 bonus for keeping furloughed staff until January 2021 […]

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  • How you can increase your chances of getting a mortgage as a contractor

    Thankfully, gone are the days where banks, building societies and mortgage lenders would flatly turn down a contractor for a mortgage, based on the misconception that it’s risky to lend to someone who is self-employed. As contracting has become mainstream, more lenders are approving mortgage applications from contractors. Yet, there are some lenders who remain […]

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  • Tax Planning for 2020-2021

    So it’s a new tax year, however a lot of the rates will be very familiar to us for 2020/21.  In this article, we show you how this works in practical terms and how to be as tax efficient as possible. Salary There are two main scenarios for suggested salary levels: £8,788 if you are […]

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  • Coronavirus business support – FAQ

    With Covid-19 (Coronavirus) having a massive impact on businesses across the UK, it’s understandable that our Limited Company contractors are keen to understand the business support measures that have been announced by the Government. We’ve created a guide to all of the measures that can be read here, and below you can read the answers […]

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  • Can I furlough myself as a Limited Company Contractor?

    Under the Government’s Coronavirus business support measures announced this week, it has been indicated that some Limited Company contractors may be covered by the ‘Job retention scheme’ and therefore can furlough themselves if unable to work due to Covid-19. There is a distinction in law between a director with a service contract and a director […]

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  • Coronavirus business support measures explained

    This guide covers all of the business support measures announced by Rishi Sunak in March and is being updated as and when new initiatives are launched or changes are made to existing ones. Please bookmark this page to keep up to date. Last updated 17th June 2020: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme Additions to […]

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  • Sunak delivers Budget to meet ‘challenging times’

    Sunak delivers Budget to meet ‘challenging times’ Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget, and the first since the UK’s departure from the European Union, against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chancellor announced a £30 billion stimulus package to support the economy through coronavirus contagion and pledged to give the NHS whatever extra […]

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  • Umbrella FCSA accreditation

    We’re delighted to announce that our sister company SG Umbrella have been added to the accredited members list of The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). This is great news as the use of SG Umbrella is included in our monthly service for all Aardvark clients. To become an accredited member, they’ve had to undergo […]

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  • IR35 in the private sector: draft legislation

    IR35 in the private sector – where do we currently stand with the changes? We’re starting to get asked more “what is going to happen from April 2020?”… Now that the draft legislation has been issued, we can start to make you aware of the facts based on where we currently stand. What’s all the […]

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  • Tax Planning for 2019-2020

    So, it’s a new tax year and new increased rates for 2019/20. In this article, we show you how this works in practical terms.

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  • Do you need to hire an accountant as a contractor?

    Of all the professionals you are likely to encounter as a limited company contractor, your accountant is likely to be the most important.

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  • Detailed Autumn Budget Report 2017

    The 2017 Autumn Budget represents the first step in the government's new Budget regime.

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  • Flat Rate VAT changes – April 2017

    So, it seems that there’s been a u-turn on the plan to increase National Insurance, following the recent Spring Budget 2017.

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  • Budget Day March 2017

    I have to admit as Hammond started to deliver his Budget Speech, I was anxiously waiting to see what announcements he would make that would impact the contractor and small business industry. However it seems I need not worry this time around, with the main changes being: Tax Free Dividends The £5,000 dividend allowance will […]

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  • Official launch of Aardvark Accounting

    Aardvark Accounting has been launched so that clients can focus on what they do best, whilst giving them the support to make the most out of being in business.

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  • Are you contracting in the public sector?

    As you may be aware there are a number of changes coming into play from April 2017 that will impact contractors.

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  • Making Tax Digital

    HMRC will be introducing a new initiative to move all personal and business tax online – Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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