'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the third grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know
100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
25 January 2021
HMRC plans 'penalty points' system for those who miss tax returns deadline
The Government's proposing new penalties for those who are late filing their tax returns or paying their tax bill
17 August 2016
Small businesses face forking out £185/yr for not opting out of BT classified listings
Small business owners could unwittingly end up paying up to £185/yr by not opting out of BT's classified listings
11 August 2016
HSBC axes free banking for 100,000s of small businesses
Many small businesses, who pay nothing now, face a £66/year charge to bank with HSBC
29 August 2013
Santander U-turn saves free business banking
Santander has scrapped plans to force 230,000 small business customers to pay a fee for a 'free forever' account
6 September 2012
Banks guilty of mis-selling to small businesses
Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland have agreed to compensate customers in the latest scandal
29 June 2012
Pensions enrolment delay for small businesses
Automatic pensions enrolment for small businesses is to be delayed until the start of the next Parliament
28 November 2011
Energy watchdog in small businesses switching vow
Ofgem vows to crack down on suppliers who frustrate small businesses from switching to another provider
21 November 2011
Bank lending increases - but for how long?
Banks made more credit available to households this summer but have warned the eurozone crisis may hit future lending
29 September 2011
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25 January 2021People who need to complete a self-assessment tax return won't be fined if they file online by 28 February – a month after the original deadline of 31 January. But penalties will still be levied if you don't pay your tax bill by this month's deadline as planned
Debenhams to close all 118 UK stores for good as Boohoo buys brand and website - what it means for shoppers25 January 2021Debenhams is set to disappear from the high street with all 118 of its remaining UK branches to close for good as online fashion retailer Boohoo buys the brand and website for £55 million. Here's what the move means for shoppers, including those with gift cards
DPD Local and DPD voted top parcel delivery firms, while CitySprint and Yodel are bottom of the pile25 January 2021DPD Local has been ranked as the best parcel delivery firm in our annual poll of MoneySavingExpert users, with sister firm DPD coming second. But at the other end of the scale, CitySprint and Yodel got the poorest ratings from MoneySavers.
25 January 2021Nectar cardholders will be able to exchange loyalty points for Avios from next week, which they can then use to get travel-related perks. It comes after Avios ended a similar partnership with Tesco's Clubcard scheme earlier this week
25 January 2021If you're one of the millions of taxpayers still to file their online self-assessment tax return, you've a month until the deadline. Most self-employed workers whose finances have been hit by coronavirus also have just over four weeks left to make any delayed so-called payments 'on account'
11 January 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more5 January 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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