A directory of all our blogs

Here is a list of all our blogs, click on the links to read an individual blog.

  • Tax overview - The Beatle’s song, ‘Taxman’, might suggest that they were paying 95% tax but fortunately, I don’t think you’ll need to…
  • Should you form a limited company? - Many people working in showbusiness are self-employed. However, there are occasions when it might make more sense to form a…
  • A guide to musicians’ expenses - The excerpt below was the lament of the Kinks in the 1966 hit, ‘Sunny Afternoon’. But don’t let it happen…
  • Can Actors Deduct Travel Expenses? - We all know the familiar feeling of traveling to an audition. Making sure that you don’t accidentally mess up the…
  • The life of a sound engineer - Kim Watson has been a sound engineer for the past 20 years, working with artists such as The Subways, Shane…
  • How Actors File Taxes For Their Side Gig - Only 2% of actors make a living from acting According to a recent study by Queen Mary University of London,…
  • The pros and cons of registering for VAT - People in the film industry need to consider carefully whether or not it’s worth registering for VAT. For some, this…
  • What counts as self-employed income? - What do you do? It’s the dreaded question at social events. The classic conversation starter to get the small talk…
  • The dangers of a personal service company - In a well-publicised case, actor Robert Glenister recently found himself at the end of a lengthy battle with the taxman.…
  • Do child actors pay taxes? - Working with children and animals The old adage says that actors should never work with children or animals. I disagree…
  • Vlogging and tax - Income tax can be a complex subject at the best of times. But how does it apply to new professions…
  • Brexit and the film industry - The British screen industries have enjoyed a golden period in recent years, with film production expenditure alone reaching a record…
  • Can Actors Claim Clothing As An Expense? - Is clothing a deductible expense for actors? “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and…
  • Tax investigations - Dostoyevsky might not have had taxation on his mind when he wrote his classic novel (although who knows?) but the…
  • You Might Save Money As Well As Time - Last year was one of the most fruitful for me as an actor. I toured in a small Shakespeare for…
  • The Autumn Budget - In his Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the recent (seemingly endless) period of austerity is drawing to a…