Category: Self-employment

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IR35 in the public sector – April 2017 changes afoot

Following HMRC’s “Discussion Document on 17 July 2015 and an initial “tease” of information on 16 March 2016 in the Government’s Budget... Read more

How a move to being a contractor can improve your business skills and career prospects

When you are thinking about taking the leap to becoming self-employed contractor, it can seem like a big risk for you, your family and your career.... Read more

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5 ways to improve your job satisfaction this year

Being unhappy in your job can be a big cause of stress, worry and some studies even suggest it can lead to more serious mental health problems.... Read more

Changes likely to impact Contractors post April 2016

The Autumn Statement announced on 25 November, and the publication of the draft Finance Bill 2016 on 9 December 2015, have provided us with a clearer... Read more

Claiming mileage as a Self-employed Professional

If you are self-employed, whether you work as a freelancer or a contractor, it's likely that you have to travel a lot. With the uptake of mobile... Read more

Top 3 smartphones to look out for in 2016

With Christmas and New Year now a distant memory, many are setting themselves targets for what they want to accomplish over the next 12 months and... Read more

How to become Self-Employed

If you’re thinking about becoming self-employed, the process may seem somewhat daunting. However, once broken down into steps, it isn’t too... Read more

What Financial Records Do Sole Traders Need To Keep?

No one enjoys submitting self-assessment forms, but there is a simple way of making the process much easier, which can also help you to ensure... Read more

Potential changes to tax and NI relief for travel and subsistence costs incurred by contractors

The 2015 Finance Bill which became law at the end of March 2015 includes new rules which determine the availability of tax relief for reimbursed... Read more

Spotting high-value clients

If your work involves contracting directly with clients, you are probably already aware that the process can be somewhat hit-and-miss. Of course, you... Read more