Studios, pensions and tax

Buying your own studio is the dream of many artists – Kay Linnell and Nick Wilson from Accounts Action Ltd explains how to do so in the most tax-efficient way. The most tax efficient way of buying a s… Continue Reading Studios, pensions and tax

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Working as an artist’s assistant

Michael McManus talks about working as an artist’s assistant. Throughout my time at University I was increasingly drawn to the idea of working as an artist assistant. I thought it would continue to de… Continue Reading Working as an artist’s assistant

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Henk Gieskens: Money = Time

This article is first instalment of 2012 LIFE BOAT recipient Henk Gieskens experiences sustaining his career following his graduation and during his time on the residency. I sound very vulgar but noth… Continue Reading Henk Gieskens: Money = Time

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Benefits for self-employed people

There are some benefits you can claim while working, whether employed or self employed, although these will soon change with the roll-out of Universal Credit. JobSeeker’s Allowance is available if you… Continue Reading Benefits for self-employed people

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Faisal Abdu’allah: on money

Artist and barber Faisal Abdu’allah shares a highly personal account of his relationship with money. ‘…..For the love of money People will steal from their mother For the love of money People will rob… Continue Reading Faisal Abdu’allah: on money

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Susan Royce: avoiding the hobbyist approach

Art consultant Susan Royce shares useful insights and helpful tips for those who have recently graduated on how to approach making practice pay. I started working in the arts as a happy accident, but… Continue Reading Susan Royce: avoiding the hobbyist approach

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Sarah Preece: tax returns for artists

Sarah Preece, Executive Director at Battersea Arts Centre and founder of Making Space, suggests a step by step approach to filling in your tax return and looks at how getting to grips with the numbers… Continue Reading Sarah Preece: tax returns for artists

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Hiring people

Even if you work self-employed, there may come a point when you need more formal assistance in your business – for example to produce a large commission – but not to such an extent that you can keep a… Continue Reading Hiring people

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Tax losses

If you have incurred a loss in your self employment business, you are entitled to relief for such losses. If a loss arises from a self employed business (that is, not a hobby but a viable, income-gene… Continue Reading Tax losses

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Business expenses and working from home

In general, nearly all the expenses incurred wholly for business purposes will be allowable for tax purposes, with the exception of entertaining expenses, fines and penalties. One of the most common t… Continue Reading Business expenses and working from home

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