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Emily Coltman

Emily Coltman FCA, chief accountant of FreeAgent, is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She has been working with small businesses since the year 2000 and is passionate about helping their owners lose their fear of "the numbers" and the taxman. She is the author of three e-books, "Refreshingly Simple Finance for Small Business", "Micro Multinationals", and "Very Awkward Tax"."

Author Content

Contractors who are directors are wating for the other shoe to drop. Here’s what we know so far.

What you can claim as a sole trader or limited company (hint: it hinges on two words).

28th October, 2020 | Coronavirus

A contractor cautious about HMRC can include the computer’s full cost, not just half of it.

15th January, 2019 | Expenses

Cold snap 2019 will bite PSC directors whose room-divvying isn’t ‘fair’.

8th January, 2019 | Expenses

'It's not what it says on the tin that makes it allowable or not; it's how you use it.'

4th January, 2019 | Expenses

Top tips on claiming from HMRC, for an on-the-road contractor on a bundled rate.

17th October, 2017 | Expenses

Forking out personally for your business doesn’t have to equal cash, tax or pricing problems.

23rd May, 2013 | Expenses