Allowable expenses for limited companies

Finance and legal

14 May 2021

Here’s what your limited company is allowed to claim as expenses

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Allowable Expenses for Gardeners

Finance and legal

5 January 2022

Don’t overpay on your taxes. Read our guide to allowable expenses.

VAT explained for small businesses

Finance and legal

31 December 2021

Should I register for VAT? What’s the VAT threshold for small business? AXA’s small business VAT guide explains more.

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IR35 legislation: the facts

Finance and legal

15 December 2021

Struggling to get to grips with IR35? AXA explains what the UK tax legislation is and what it means for you.

A landlord's guide to the breathing space debt respite scheme

Finance and legal

16 November 2021

As a landlord, it’s important to understand the Debt Respite Scheme so you know what to do if one of your tenants receives a Breathing Space.

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What is cash flow? A guide for small business

Finance and legal

17 August 2021

Everything your small business needs to know about cash flow, including tips and advice for good cash flow management.

Making tax digital
How does HMRC’s new tax penalty points-based system work?

Finance and legal

27 July 2021

HMRC’s new points-based system for tax penalties will change the way self-employed taxpayers are penalised for late filling and late payment.

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New EU VAT rules explained: e-commerce regulations for trading in the EU

Finance and legal

8 July 2021

The EU’s VAT rules changed on 1 July 2021. AXA explains what the new VAT e-commerce rules mean for small businesses in the UK.

Self-employed tax changes for 2021/22

Finance and legal

24 June 2021

From the updated self-employed tax threshold to the new points-based penalty system, this article explains everything you need to know about changes to self-employed tax for 2021/22.

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What is a personal service company? (PSC)

Finance and legal

18 June 2021

AXA explains everything you need to know about personal service companies. Including what it means in the context of the new IR35 rules.

How is corporation tax paid? Guide for business 2021

Finance and legal

16 June 2021

AXA’s guide explains everything a small business owner needs to know about corporation tax.

What are business trivial benefits?

Finance and legal

11 April 2021

Employers don’t need to report or pay tax and NI on trivial benefits. AXA explains more and provides trivial benefits examples.

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How to write an invoice

Finance and legal

26 January 2021

A step-by-step guide on how to write an invoice, common invoice requirements and a downloadable example of an invoice.  

Calculating dividend taxation.
Dividends for small businesses explained

Finance and legal

1 May 2020

What your small business needs to know about paying dividends.

Guide to contracts
Common business contract types explained

Finance and legal

6 March 2020

Confused about contracts? Read AXA’s guide to learn more about the types of business contracts you’ll come across if you run a small business in the UK.

The P11D for small businesses explained

Finance and legal

24 January 2020

Stay on form and learn what small businesses should know about the P11D tax form

Allowable Expenses for the Self-Employed

Finance and legal

21 January 2020

You can claim back business expenses when you're self-employed. Find out how.

What businesses should know about breach of confidentiality

Finance and legal

20 January 2020

Did you know that even a tiny breach of confidentiality could pose a big legal risk to your business? Get protected with our need-to-know guide to keeping data safe.

Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs

Finance and legal

14 January 2020

Get clued up on what small businesses need to know about intellectual property rights.