Adventures in trade

Readers are reminded that if you profit from a hobby – sell what you produce on a regular basis – you may attract the attention of HMRC. If your annual sales (income before any costs are deducted) are below £1,000 you will pay no tax as you can claim exemption Read more…

Keeping an eye on the competition

If your competitor is a company, there is quite a lot of information you can obtain free of charge. For example, from the Gov.uk website you can obtain the following details: company information, for example registered address and date of incorporation current and resigned officers document images mortgage charge data Read more…

The new State Pension

Prior to April 2016, men born before 6 April 1951 and women born before 6 April 1953, qualified for a basic State Pension and an Additional State Pension. If you were born after these dates you will qualify for the New State Pension and will no longer be eligible for Read more…