Making Tax Digital – What is MTD?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the UK Government’s plan for making HMRC the most digitally advanced tax administration in the world. From 1 April 2019 most businesses above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are required to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT return using compatible software. VAT-registered businesses with turnover of above £85,000 … Read more

Suggestions for When That Perfect Domain Name or Twitter Username is Taken

It’s happened to lots of us at one point and is becoming increasingly more common. You’re working on a project or come up with a fantastic web project to get started on, so naturally the first thing you do is run to your favourite domain registrar or Twitter itself to see if the domain name … Read more

Digital innovation in local government around the world

(This is a full version of an article I wrote for The Guardian’s Local Leaders Network on digital innovation in local government. You can read the edited version on the Guardian’s site.) When working in digital innovation and local government, it’s helpful to stick your head above the parapet and see what others are up to. There is … Read more

8 simple steps you can take to get the confidence to go freelance

Lots of people dream about going freelance, but getting the confidence to go freelance is something else. Starting your own freelance business can feel like a big risk. There are lots of unknowns and you’re going to have to rely on your own knowledge, experience, judgement and plain hard graft to make your freelance business … Read more

Freelance HR Consultant Q&A: Soraya Haffar, Love HR

This is the tenth in a series of interviews with freelancers, telling us their stories on how they went freelance. The aim is to help others who are thinking of becoming freelance learn more about what it takes, as well as get advice and inspiration so they can get the confidence and understanding to find out … Read more

How to set up a freelance business: Flat Rate VAT vs Regular VAT

If you’re going through the process of setting up a limited company for your freelance business, your accountant may well ask you to choose between the normal VAT scheme and the Flat Rate VAT scheme. It should be pointed that they you will only have to register for VAT of you’re revenue will be above the … Read more