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HMRC additional childcare support on offer

In January 2022, the government announced that it would be offering an additional top-up towards the cost of childcare. The top-up, worth up to £2,000 per year, is available when parents sign up to Tax-Free Childcare. Tax-Free Childcare – the 20% childcare top-up – provides eligible working families with up to £500 every 3 months […]

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Employee Ownership Day at Sapphire

We’re taking part in this year’s EO Day which has the theme of #GrowEO, to celebrate and showcase how employee ownership has helped to grow our business, our employee owners and the economy. An EOT enables employees to buy shares in the company without using their own funds, meaning collectively the company becomes majority owned […]

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Top tips for using LinkedIn for freelancers and self-employed

When you’re self-employed, trying to find work on LinkedIn can be a minefield. Yet LinkedIn is a great place to find work. So much so, it’s increasingly important to make sure you stand out on the platform. Here are some of our tips on how to increase your work through LinkedIn. Headlines matter! The headline […]

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Have you heard about the Super-Deduction Tax yet?

The Government has offered unprecedented support for businesses during Covid. Even so, pandemic-related economic shocks and the accompanying uncertainty have chilled business investment. Therefore, in the 2021 budget, the Government introduced a super deduction tax for businesses. Until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to claim […]

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Sapphire shines in three categories for Best Companies 2022

Sapphire has been recognised as the 6th Best Accountancy firm to work for in the UK, and has also been listed in a further two Best Companies 2022 categories, ‘39th Best Small Company in the UK’ and ‘51st Best Company to work for in the North West’. Mark Connor, Sapphire’s Managing Director said; “It’s a […]

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Stress-free tax returns with Sapphire

Now that the new tax year is upon us, many may be thinking of their taxes. You must send a tax return if, in the last tax year (6 April to 5 April), you were self-employed as a ‘sole trader’ and earned more than £1,000 (before taking off anything you can claim tax relief on), or a […]