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The business expenses you can claim for and where to put them on your tax return

**Info from HMRC

We’ve got the help you need – when you need it.

Here’s a selection of our online support, starting with this live webinar:

How to show self-employed business expenses on your tax return

Find out what expenses are allowable including travel, overnight expenses, premises costs and using your home. Discover how simplified expenses can save you time.

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Ask your questions during our live webinars using the on-screen text box.

If you haven’t joined a webinar (online presentation) before, then this guide will tell you what you need to do.

You can catch up with this series of recorded webinars for more information about business expenses – available when you are on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

There’s also a short video about ‘Expenses if you’re self-employed’.

Or try our online guide, full of useful information about ‘Self-employed business expenses’

20 Dec 2018

Childminding by Numbers …

Childminder provider numbers on the EYR have decreased by 30% since 31 August 2012, but the number of places offered by childminders has only decreased by 12%. This means that individual childminders are offering a higher number of places on average, even though there are fewer childminders and places overall.

On 31 August 2018, the average number of places offered by childminders on the EYR was 6.4. However, for reasons outlined earlier in this section, the majority of childminders are registered as offering 6 places. This average takes into account childminders with assistants, who are permitted to offer more than 6 places.

At their most recent inspection, 94% were judged good or outstanding, the same proportion as the end of March 2018. This was made up of 78% of childminders judged good and 16% judged outstanding.

Number of childminders registered with Ofsted continues to decrease

There were 40,800 childminders registered with Ofsted on 31 August 2018. This was down by 900 (2%) since 31 March 2018, and by 16,600 (29%) since 31 August 2012.

More than 9 in 10 providers on the Early Years Register were judged to be good or outstanding.

19 Dec 2018

Pre-School Learning Alliance

The Alliance has launched a new online training course on early years nutrition in partnership with the Early Years Nutrition Partnership.

‘Providing a healthy food environment in early years settings’ is now available free to Alliance members through the Alliance’s partnership with CPD-approved training provider EduCare.

The course includes three modules: Nutrition fundamentals for children aged one to four; healthy portion sizes; and healthy packed lunches. Designed to give practitioners a fuller understanding of why nutrition is so important in the early years, the course looks at oral health, typical eating habits and the role of main food groups.

Alliance members can access the course completely free via their EduCare accounts by visiting https://www.pre-school.org.uk/educare. Non-members can purchase the course for £29.95 directly from EduCare here.

18 Dec 2018

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