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Welcome to the Chamber blog, where if you’re a member you can share your industry expertise, opinions, achievements or news with an extensive online audience. We welcome ideas on blogs and articles on all sorts of business related topics and remember that once published they’re highlighted on our Facebook and Twitter pages, too, giving your business maximum exposure.

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Cottons Chartered Accountants and Antelope Digital Marketing and PR explain the confusing world of tax deductions for those that work on a self-employed basis.

One of the most troublesome areas for expense claims relates to what self-employed individuals can claim as travel and subsistence.

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Rowan Van Tromp from PJCO Chartered Certified Accountants talks about the compulsory digitisation of tax for some businesses from the 1st of April and what software they recommend to make this transition easier.

What is Making Tax Digital?

From 1 April 2019, businesses (including sole traders, landlords, limited companies and partnerships) with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) will have to:

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Sussex SEO have teamed up with Sash Windows East Sussex and explain to us the mutual benefits of this new partnership.

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Refugee Support Europe have shared with us details of their podcast with local baby and kids clothing brand, The bonniemob, who have already raised £10 000 to help refugees.

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We caught up with Chris from Bounce. Bounce develop an app that promotes mental well-being using science-based exercises.

How did you come up with the idea of Bounce?

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Rowan Van Tromp from PJCO Chartered Certified Accountants shares how small businesses can benefit from getting to grips with technology.

Everyday technology is providing businesses with new opportunities to improve their performance. Improvements are broadly facilitated achieving two objectives:  

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'With 25 years of experience in the market research industry, we have demonstrated time and again that women are our natural research partners. They are the most experienced shoppers on the planet, they tend to think about the needs of the whole family and they love contributing simply because they want to make the world a better place.' 

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Passiv Pod, who recently won the Sustainability Award for Brighton Innovators, tell us about their modern take on the home office.

Home workers who seek extra space can now choose a unique award-winning office, designed to improve health and cognitive abilities. The 2018 Technology Award for Innovation in Sustainable Accommodation has been won by Brighton architects at Passiv Pod Ltd. A team of 5 architects, planners and consultants have created the world’s first timber frame zero carbon ellipsoid shaped home office.

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We caught up with Crunch who have commissioned research into the extra working hours of those who are self-employed and the new concept of "Jan-xiety". 

New research shows the self-employed work an extra 14 hours per week compared to employed workers – adding up to an extra month a year

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We caught up with new member Helen Clutton to find out about her journey from criminal lawyer to entrepreneur and professional organiser. 

Tell us about hspace Professional Organisers and what you do.

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