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Blog: What Business Expenses Can Consultants Claim For?

Can you justifiably claim that yacht on business expenses
A guide to understanding business expenses.


What business expenses expenses can I claim for as a consultant? This is usually one of the first questions our clients have and it’s one of the areas where specialist knowledge makes the difference. The basic HMRC principle is “wholly and exclusively” for the purpose of the business, but as with many things there are reams and reams of rules and the devil is in the detail.



Blog: What Is IR35 Tax And Does It Concern Me?

Advice on setting up as a Consultant
IR35 Tax needn't prove to be a headache - Piper Hulse can help.

What is IR35 Tax and does it concern me?

IR35 is tax legislation designed to tackle tax avoidance by contractors supplying their services outside of employment (e.g. via a Limited Company) but who could be considered an employee by HMRC. If you’re a genuine contractor, freelancer, consultant or interim, you should have nothing to fear from IR35 as long as you understand how the legislation works and ensure it doesn’t apply to you.


Blog: Accountancy Advise on Setting Up As A Consultant

Advice on setting up as a Consultant
Setting up as a Consultant made simple.

Advice on setting up as a Consultant

In today’s economy, more and more people are leaving the employment “rat race” and choosing to set up their own business. Sometimes it’s a lifestyle choice where more flexibility rewards you with valuable personal time, or sometimes it’s a chance to make a go for it yourself and earn more money. Whatever the reason, it’s worth seeking consultancy advice and getting things right from the outset.


Westbridge 5 race raises £2,259 for UHNS Neonatal Unit

Race Winner, Ben Gamble with Tim Hulse.
Piper Hulse was the proud sponsor of the Westbridge 5, a popular local running race in Stone.


This year was extra special as the race was organised by local running couple Amy & Ben Gamble to help raise funds for the hospital which treated Bethany their young daughter.


The race was a double success for the Gambles; raising £2,259 for the University Hospital North Staffordshire neonatal unit; and was won by Ben Gamble with a time of time of 26:21.


Piper Hulse puts Eccleshall on the Map


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Piper Hulse is the proud sponsor of the Eccleshall Map by local artist Emma Joustra for the Eccleshall Festival this summer.


Tim Hulse, Director Piper Hulse commented "We're admirers of Emma's work and have wanted a vibrant map to help promote Eccleshall for a long time, so were thrilled to be asked to help make it happen in for this summer's festival. The map features many local personalities, places of interest and a few of the groups who help make Eccleshall great. We have received fantastic feedback from locals and are thrilled with the result".

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