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Chris James

Chris James BFP FCA is a Chartered Accountant who regularly speaks on taxation matters affecting Limited Company contractors, umbrella workers and the recruitment supply chain. He is head of limited company solutions at Workwell.

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Corporation tax hiked since Saturday; dividends stinging from Thursday. Just as many have no choice but to, PSCs are being made to feel some of the pinch.

With an extra bill of £3,750 from corporation tax alone, no wonder some PSCs feel Hunt is hunting them to extinction.

Here's the tax and accountancy nuts and bolts of directing your own limited company.

2nd November, 2022 | Limited Companies

A take-home pay dent for Liz, but not Jeremy, is one upshot of a very long week in politics.

Overview of the key decisions and items necessary to get a business registered with Companies House.

19th October, 2022 | Limited Companies

With bottom lines squeezed, what the state offers is worth a look. But eligibility is far from guaranteed.

16th June, 2022 | Limited Companies

With care and consideration, plus two other fundamentals, contractors can indeed buy what’s in their company.

20th May, 2022 | Limited Companies

Overview of Scottish taxes, thresholds, and bands, plus IR35 considerations north of the border.

10th March, 2022 | Money

With a new IR35 in force, and brolly regulation fated, the models to go contracting contain more ‘nuts and bolts’ than ever before.

16th November, 2021 | Successful Contracting

It was on the ‘pros’ list of the chancellor’s measures, but the SPR will feel like a ‘con’ to many PSCs.

‘Enjoy your fancy food and drink, but not so much that you forget to keep a record.’

25th January, 2021 | Limited Companies

Hosting your usual December dinner before April 6th 2021 to avoid the pandemic shouldn’t attract a bill from HMRC.

3rd November, 2020 | Limited Companies

The future for umbrella businesses looks bright, based on both yesterday’s IR35 meeting and the government’s wider activities.

More than one annual event can indeed be tax-free, yet beware a picky HMRC if you get too personal.

7th October, 2020 | Limited Companies

‘Agree to the purchases for a peaceful lockdown – just don’t put them on your PSC unless you want to hear from HMRC.’

14th July, 2020 | Expenses

Limited company accountant helps a mum-to-be, curious about timing to keep baby expenses from kicking.

7th July, 2020 | Limited Companies

How a dinner-accommodation package priced at almost £300 is still tax deductible.

23rd October, 2019 | Expenses