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Namechange for HMRC MLR

MLR Update

HMRC’s Anti Money Laundering Supervision (AMLS) team has changed its name to Economic Crime Supervision (ECS).  As part of continuing changes to the service, the anti money laundering supervision team (MLR) will now be knows as the Economic Crime Supervision team. You will begin to see this new name on correspondence from April 2021. This change does not affect its responsibilities under…

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The Apex VA Story: Farm, Foils and Flexibility

Hannah at Apex VA

Once upon a time… Hi, I’m Hannah at Apex VA, (www.apexva.co.uk), and I’m here to tell you about my VA journey, from Farm Assistant to Virtual Assistant and all manner of things in between! My moment of inspiration came to me whilst sitting with foils in my hair at the hairdressers. I was chatting to…

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Article Submission guidelines

Article Submission guidelines for SVA Virtual Assistants

SVA Virtual Assistants CIC is happy to feature guest articles about subjects relevant to our target market of UK virtual assistants. However we do have a few rules surrounding what we’ll feature, so that the quality of the site remains high. Our Article Submission guidelines are as follows: Article Submission guidelines Writers must be UK…

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To Do Lists – Working Session notes on Procrastination

To Do Lists and Procrastination - Sharon Stephen

We were delighted to have Sharon Stephen, thepersonaldevelopmentcoach.co.uk, who specialises in working with women entrepreneurs in the creative industries on Friday to help with our procrastination and list planning session. As I explained, the background to this was a post we shared which had a phenomenal response on our Facebook group, the Map of Procrastination…

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IR35 for Virtual Assistants

IR35

IR35 for virtual assistants – what does it mean? Essentially IR35 stems from highly paid IT execs forming a Limited Company to get paid via dividends instead of doing PAYE tax, so not only were they paying less tax overall on their “self-employed” earnings, they were also able to claim expenses of running the company…

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Choose the best virtual assistant course

building your virtual assistant business - becoming a virtual assistant

Virtual Assistant Training – what to look for If you’re a newbie VA, one of the first things you’ll look at is finding the best virtual assistant course or some virtual assistant training.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends…

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Being a Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant

Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant - mums in business - baby

Generally I don’t talk much about being a mumpreneur virtual assistant – mostly because “mumpreneur” makes me cringe, but also because there’s really no reason why any of my clients need to know that I have kids. It has zero effect on the service. I have 2 kids – the youngest has just started school…

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Happy International VA Day 2020

Happy International VA Day 2020 #IVAD #InternationalVADay To all the VAs across the globe, in these strange times, here’s to the future: To the clients who have realised flexibility gives their business strength To the businesses who now accept virtual working is the future To the newbies, joining our industry in difficult times at the…

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