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A sympathetic ear: an auditor’s perspective

December 2, 2016

I’m something of a rare breed – I really like being an accountant, and, odder still, I really enjoy audit.   However, whilst working in audit for 10 years for one of the big 4, it appeared that my clients didn’t always like me… well, they didn’t always appreciate being audited anyway!   I could […]

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Sex, drugs and National Insurance

November 30, 2016

A recent tax tribunal case reminded us of a very simple mistake easily made by self-employed taxpayers. The self employed are required to pay two types of National Insurance, Class 2, the old “stamp”, and Class 4, payable by assessment. This confusing situation has been in place for, many, many years, for reasons best known […]

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