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EURO 2020 and tax

Do footballers have to pay UK tax for appearing in games at Wembley and Hampden Park?

Hobby to business - do I need to register as self employed with HMRC?

When does a hobby become a business? You may start off making items for friends and family, then someone suggests that you take a stall at the local craft fair. From this, you get a few commissions, and then go onto Etsy or Not on the...

Paul Gascoigne started untied

As EURO 2020 approaches, a throw-back to 1998 when the hero of England's progression to the EURO 96 semi-finals, Paul Gascoigne, was dramatically dropped from the World Cup squad and sent home.

Moving the start of the tax year – would this simplify things for individuals?

The Office of Tax Simplification has recently mooted bringing the end of the tax year for individuals into line with the calendar month which could potentially see it move from its current position on 5 April to either 31 March or 31...

Meet the untied team – Paul Loberman, Chief Product Officer

Meet the untied team!  This week we talk to Paul Loberman, Chief Product Officer about what he does, what it’s like working at untied and what he’d do if he won the lottery…

150 years since the end of time (briefly)

Paris brought in 1871 under siege from German troops as the Franco-Prussian war moved towards its conclusion. That meant defeat for the French, unification of independent German states and the transfer of much of Alsace (including my...

Meet the untied team – Catia Pedrosa, UX Designer

Meet the untied team!  This week we talk to Catia Pedrosa, UX Designer about what she does, what it’s like working at untied and what her first job was…

Meet the untied team – Ben Curtis, Partnerships Manager

Meet the untied team!  This week we talk to Ben Curtis, Partnerships Manager about what he does, what it’s like working at untied and what his first job was…

The 60% tax squeeze

If you’re earning over £100,000 you should be looking forward to spending your money on nice things, not looking forward to a tax bill from HMRC. However, most people are shocked to discover you pay around 62% in tax and national...

Double up with our tips before the tax year ends on 5 April

While the last twelve months have been very hard, many people have been able to continue to earn and found themselves spending less. It’s time to put that to good use. You can reduce your tax bill, help others by giving to charity, and...