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Self-assessment made easy

Self-assessment made easy

Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgentgives her top tips for how you can make self assessment as painless as possible.

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Self-employed up by 367,000

Self-employed up by 367,000

The number of self-employed workers has risen by 367,000 in the last four years, mostly since 2011, with women accounting for 80% of the rise between 2008 and 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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How do I set myself up as a sole trader?

How do I set myself up as a sole trader?

Setting up as a sole trader is by far the simplest way of becoming self employed.

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Are you in a suitable position to make self employment work?

Are you in a suitable position to make self employment work?

If you have the hours and the space to spare, do you actually want to work from home?

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Self employed? Need help with tax?

Self employed? Need help with tax?

Every recession leads to a growth in the number of entrepreneurs so this one is unlikely to be different. However, many self-employed people are likely to end up paying more tax than they should because they do not understand all the things they can claim for, according to a tax specialist.…

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