Becoming GDPR compliant: what on earth does that mean?

If, like most people, you’ve subscribed to a number of newsletters and online services, the likelihood is that you’re suddenly being inundated with emails talking about “GDPR compliance”. While it might appear on first glance to have something to do with Pound Stirling, it’s actually related to the EU’s changing position on personal data. We […]

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How to grow your business: some expert advice

Here on the My Accountant Friend blog, we’re always keen to chat to people who can bring a real difference to the self-employed community. This week we caught up with Richard Hunter-Rice, a Midlands-based business consultant who has more than 30 years of experience helping companies of all sizes to realise their potential. Ever wondered […]

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The rise of the Mumpreneurs

If you read our recent post concerning confidence among British freelancers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s all doom and gloom in the self-employment sector right now. However, a report published this week by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed suggests that, for a certain part of the freelance community, things are […]

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UK freelancers 2018: self-confidence up, but confidence in government down

The latest Freelance Confidence Index has been published, and the numbers confirm what many freelancers have been saying privately: it’s not the easiest time to be going it alone and major political events have played their part. That said, the freelance community is still earning reasonably well, and the recognition that “you are what you […]

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Introducing the Pensions Dashboard Project

We’re always keen to keep you up-to-date with the latest tools and dashboards, and the Pensions Dashboard Project is currently as fresh as it gets. It’s so fresh, in fact, that the government have yet to even finish making it. You can, however, sign up to their newsletters to see how they’re getting on. Here’s […]

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Life insurance and the self-employed… how does that work?

Life insurance is one of those “I’ll put it on the to-do list and never get round to it” things for most self-employed people. As financial planner, Alan Cripps, says below – most of us either have it added a form of life insurance to our mortgage (if we’re lucky enough to be able to […]

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5 reasons why My Accountant Friend is one of the best online accountants

What do you want from an online accountants? Is it ease of use? Is it up-to-the-minute, cloud-based software? Is it readily available support that knows your business inside out the minute they pick up the phone? Is it helpful side products like receipts-scanning apps?

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Tax deadlines and self-assessments: what does HMRC consider a ‘reasonable excuse’?

This time last year we looked at 10 excuses that HMRC hear most commonly when it comes to self-assessment deadlines. This year we thought it might be worth looking at what HMRC considers a ‘reasonable excuse’. 

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Startup stories: Making batteries great again!

We love a good startup story here at My Accountant Friend, especially when it’s a success story involving one of our own MAFters. This week we’re delighted to be chatting to Amrit Chandan, the co-founder of Aceleron. Already named as one of Forbes Under 30, Amrit and his team is spearheading the drive to “make […]

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Why we’re advocated against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector

Earlier this week we shared a petition against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector. If that sounds like a load of accountancy jargon to you, we understand. However, there’s a big chance that the changes that the government are hinting at will have a major effect on your life as a self-employed person. To […]

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