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Keep an eye on this page for the latest insights, tips, and guides for running your business and managing your money, through our wide range of blog posts, articles and everything in between.

Money mules and scammers

Find out about money mules, how they operate, what you should be aware of and any potential consequences 

How will 2024 National Insurance and Income Tax changes impact you?

Information around the changes to Class 1, Class 2 and Class 4 National insurance, as well other notable changes for 2024/25

Six tips to complete your self assessment tax return quickly

Information around filing software, time management, government forms and more

Taking card payments as a small business

The benefits of taking card payments as a business as well as different payment processing solutions

Sole trader vs Ltd company: Saving tax and other considerations

Key considerations to take into account when you're starting your own business

The essential guide to intellectual property

Find out what intellectual property is, the main forms of it and why it's so important to your business. 

2023/24 tax year changes that sole traders should know about

Find out what's changing for sole traders for income tax, national insurance, capital gains tax and more in the new tax year

Making Tax Digital for income tax delayed

We've looked into the details around the latest Government decision to delay Making Tax Digital for a further two years

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Self-assessment tax returns

21 things you need to know before filing and completing your first self-assessment tax return

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SA800 Partnership Tax Returns – What you need to know

A guide to provide some insight into what SA800 is, who is responsible for completing it, deadlines, potential fines and more

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The self-employed yearly checklist

6 key things that you should be checking if you're self-employed, including business banking, taxes, planning and more

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Future proof your business

Prepare your business for the future with information on savings accounts, cash reserves and more!

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Filing your VAT return for Making Tax Digital

Find out the all you need to know about filing your VAT return using Cashplus Online banking

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7 ways to save money on tax when you're self-employed

From allowable expenses to tax relief, charity donations and more. We cover it all in our latest guide! 

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Why every business should consider cyber risk

Find out the potential types of cyber risk and how cyber insurance could benefit your business and what it can cover

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Picking the right insurance as a freelancer

In this article we have outlined what key considerations freelancers should take into account when picking the right insurance

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Using digital software to file your tax return

Find out the benefits of using digital software to check and file your tax return, so you can be ready for Making Tax Digital

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Picking the right insurance for your business

What key considerations business owners should take into account when picking the right insurance.

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The benefits of cloud accounting

Find out all you need to know about cloud accounting, and how it could be beneficial to your business

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Is leasing a car tax deductible?

Looking to lease a vehicle when you’re self employed? Our guide will cover everything you need to know for reporting & paying tax

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Understanding business insurance

Learn about what types of insurance are available, when you should get it, and more. 

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New compliance check for Taxi drivers

Find out all you need to know about the new compliance check coming in to force in April 2022

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Getting started with ecommerce and selling online

Learn about the benefits of ecommerce and how to be successful

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Choosing becoming a between sole trader or limited company

Find out the advantages of being a sole trader or limited company, and how they can differ for tax

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Making Money Online: When a hobby becomes taxable income

Monetising your hobby? Find out all you need to know about declaring it to HMRC and more. 

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SEISS grants and your tax return

Learn about the SEISS grants and how to record them for HMRC

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The First 5 Steps to Self-Employment

Learn about income tax, insurance, UTR numbers and more in our guide


A Guide to the 2021 Budget

Our breakdown of the 2021 budget announced by the UK Government and what it means for SMEs

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Prepping for the New Tax Year

Our best tips on how you can get ready for the new tax year, and potentially even reduce your tax bill

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Tax self-assessment review

Our guide to help you understand the latest tax changes and how you can plan ahead

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Who needs a UTR number anyway?

We explain why, if you're a sole trader, partnership or limited company in the UK, a UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference) number is important to you

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Understanding the SEISS Extension

With the Government extending the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, we wanted to help explain it and let you know how you can make the most of it 

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Business: Getting ready for tax

A quick guide preparing you for the 31st of January tax assessment deadline


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Black Friday Shopping Tips

We wanted to share some tips on how you can best navigate one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, Black Friday

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Why we sometimes restrict accounts

We wanted to share why will only ever do this to protect our customers, or because of a legal obligation.  

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Record-keeping and Expenses for Sole Traders

We've written some tips and tricks with our friends at GoSimpleTax on how to stay on top of expenses and record-keeping. 

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The Cashplus Online Banking Guide

Check out our best tips and tricks on how to navigate and make the most of Cashplus Online Banking

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The Cashplus Bank App Guide

Check out our best tips and tricks on how to navigate and make the most of the Cashplus Bank App

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Additional Cards

How to add a trusted cardholder to your account

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Managing your account through coronavirus

How you can make the most of your Cashplus account to assist you through the coronavirus

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Mobile App: tips for Business customers

Six tips on how our Mobile App can help make running your Business that little bit easier

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Working from home

We've created a guide on how you can be organised and productive when you're working from home

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Coronavirus scams

We've pulled together some useful tips on what to look out for when it comes to avoiding Coronavirus scams

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Shopping safe online

We've put together a few tips for paying securely and avoiding scams, so you can shop safe online

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Knowing if and how it will affect those who are self employed


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Mastercard Identity Check

All you need to know about the new Mastercard security check


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Cybersecurity Essentials

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, it's important to know how to spot a scam when you see one

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Talking to the Cashplus team

A guide to what you can expect when we contact you


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Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days, so we've pulled together the most important things you need to know for your business 

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Your Cashplus app - how to log in and trust your device

Follow this step by step guide to set up your Cashplus app

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How do I log in to Online Banking using the Cashplus Bank App?

Using the Cashplus Bank App to access Online Banking

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Your small business - First impressions

We've come up with some tips to help the way your business is perceived so you can compete with others in your industry.  

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Cybersecurity and freelancing

We've teamed up with IPSE to bring you some great tips on how you can keep your Business safe online as a freelancer. 

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What can I claim as an expense as a Sole Trader?

Unsure about what you can claim as an expense if you're a Sole Trader? We've got you covered in our latest article. 

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How can your business be more eco-friendly?

Read our tips on how your office can start to reduce it's carbon footprint and become environmentally friendly

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Making Tax Digital: The six step checklist

Check out our checklist of everything you need to know about Making Tax Digital before you take the plunge

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Managing your account: Gambling block

We've just introduced the ability to block gambling transactions in our Bank App and Online Banking

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Buy-to-Let - Section 24

Read our guide on section 24, how it will affect you and how you can prepare for it.

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Business Money Saving Guide

Check out our infographic on how you can save some money when starting out your business!

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Credit Scores Explained

We've written a few words on what a credit score is and why it should be important to you

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Money Saving Guide

Check out our list of alternatives on everyday things that you could save on!

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We've built our very own money saving challenge for you to save £500!

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Improving Cash Flow

Here's a few tips on how you can go about improving the cash flow of your business

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Teaching your kids about money

We've run through each age group and written about how you can help your kids manage their money 

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Cash Flow Management: Forecasting

Learn more about how best to manage the incomings and outgoings of your business

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Contractors - 5 key considerations

Take a look at our five key considerations when it comes to banking and accounting for contractors 

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Buying into a business

Our step-by-step guide for anyone thinking about buying into a business 

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Online and Digital solutions

It's time to embrace technology when it comes to running your business

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Holiday Budgeting Tips

Here's some great tips on how you can enjoy your holiday to the max without burning a hole in your pocket

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Making Tax Digital

Our article should help you understand more about the initiative to make tax digital

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Business Credit Score Explained

This clear guide helps you get a further understanding of what a credit score is and how you can improve yours

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Expense management tips for SMEs

We've written some tips on how you can best manage your business expenses.

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Start-up success: Getting the basics down

Let's get your business started the right way with this easy-to-follow guide.

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