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Tops tips for year-end tax planning

Self-employment comes with plenty of benefits, but there are also a number of responsibilities involved, such as your tax status. But complying with... Read more

Five things to think about when becoming self-employed

Making the transition from being employed to working for yourself can be a daunting process and for some, being self-employed may be your first... Read more

Importance of insurance for freelancers and contractors

Starting Out When starting out as a freelancer or contractor you might think that the only person you are responsible for is yourself, but in most... Read more

Considerations for starting a business as a freelancer

Starting a freelance business is a daunting step to take, particularly if you spent the majority of your career working for others on a PAYE... Read more

Ten ways to sell yourself as a freelancer

It’s often said that businesses turn to freelancers when the economy is tough - it allows companies to meet growing demand without the commitment... Read more

Setting up a business – it’s all in the name!

When setting up a business, perhaps one of the more enjoyable tasks is thinking up a company name which stands out from the crowd and gives your... Read more

Are Umbrella employees genuinely employed?

Umbrella companies have come under increasing scrutiny in the past 12 months. A small number of firms have been harshly criticised for everything... Read more

Are contractors and freelancers going on a summer holiday?

When you take the decision to work for yourself, one of the benefits is the freedom to choose your own working hours. It’s up to you how many days... Read more

Tax avoidance – How worried should you be?

Over the last 18 months or so, tax avoidance has become an attention grabber, with the media, politicians and general public becoming increasingly... Read more

Who counts as an ‘office holder’?

HMRC guidance states that an ‘office’ is created where: The position exists outside of the identity of the incumbent person (i.e. the person... Read more