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Our Ask the Expert column gives you the ability to ask a question on a specific topic. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for when we ask for suggestions. It can be on anything you want – decorating your house, getting the kids to eat more vegetables, or how to register as self employed.

This week...

Websites - DIY vs professionally made and costs

This week, Katie is looking at getting a website and wants to know the key elements to make one, options for DIY or giving to a company, and approximate costs. Adele from AB Marketing Services answers her questions.

Registering with HMRC and what you can claim

Kevin is looking to become self-employed but isn’t sure how to tell HMRC and what counts as a business expense. Misha from MR Books helps him out.

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SHOUTOUT: D&S Interiors create stunning hand sewn curtains, Roman blinds and cushions, along with making wooden shutters. If you're looking to freshen up your furnishings, contact them for more info via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/D-S-Interiors-572529212943413/ ... See MoreSee Less

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SHOUTOUT: Looking for a new outfit ladies?! For those with the fuller figure, local Essex shop Polly Plus Size can help. Pop along to their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/pollyplussizeclothing ... See MoreSee Less

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SHOUTOUT: - Camilla is a fine art photographer specialising in wedding, engagement, elopement and child photography. With a focus on classic light and airy imagery, the results will forever be timeless. Go to her Facebook page to see her portfolio -https://www.facebook.com/cjhphotog/ ... See MoreSee Less

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