Posts by Superscript

Supporting small businesses and high-growth tech companies, Superscript is a digital-first insurance provider making business insurance fit for today and ready for tomorrow. Read Superscript’s insights into all things business and insurance – from managing finances to getting the right cover.

01 June 23
6 minute read

A guide to National Insurance for the self-employed [2023 update]

Freelancers and the self-employed pay their National Insurance contributions a little differently to people employed by a company. Read our guide to the ins and outs of how National Insurance works for the self-employed.

31 May 23
5 minute read

A landlord’s guide to HMO licensing

Around 1 in 10 private rented properties in the UK are classed as houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). We explore what licences landlords need to let out their HMO properties.

22 May 23
7 minute read

What do EPC rules mean for landlords?

Government rules around Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in rental homes have changed in recent years, with another major change coming into force in 2028. We break down what all this means for landlords.

18 May 23
5 minute read

What the abolition of Section 21 means for landlords [2023 update]

The UK government has introduced a Renters (Reform) Bill, committed to abolishing Section 21 'no-fault' evictions, to parliament. Here we break down what this means for landlords.

04 May 23
8 minute read

Should I rent to tenants with pets?

Pet-friendly lets are a pretty controversial issue. But how should landlords handle tenants with four-legged family members? Here’s some advice to help you decide what to do (and how to take the next steps).

13 April 23
6 minute read

A guide to importing and exporting for online retailers

Running an ecommerce business can often involve importing stock from overseas and selling and exporting products to customers abroad. Here’s your guide to the customs, licensing and tax rules.

11 April 23
7 minute read

A small business guide to registering for VAT

All businesses with an annual turnover greater than £85,000 must register for Value Added Tax (VAT) and complete a VAT return. Read our VAT guide for small businesses, breaking down how to register and pay your taxes.