January

Are the self-employed paying too much tax?

Navigating the world of taxes is not an easy thing to do when you are your own boss, whether that is as a freelancer, a contractor or a consultant. While being ...

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Small businesses need to optimise broadband

According to a new report, small businesses are losing time every day because of slow internet. Although this is something that companies of all sizes can be ...

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Flexibility attracting people to freelancing

A new study has shown that more flexibility and a better quality of life are just some of the things that are attracting more and more people to freelancing. ...

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Small businesses need to invest in skills

With smaller companies, the employees you have linked to your organisation are an extremely important part of your business model and, looking at the bigger ...

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Increase in number of self-employed

In the UK, leaving your job and striking out as a self-employed worker - whether that is as a freelancer, contractor or consultant - has always been an option. ...

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Comments sought on contractor tax relief

Companies in the UK are being urged to give their opinions on the removal of Travel and Subsistence tax relief for contractors and freelancers - specifically, ...

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Being your own boss and flexible working 'markers of success'

A new survey has revealed the importance people place on being their own boss and being able to work flexibly. Conducted by recruitment firm Reed, the survey ...

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2016 promising for financial consultants

We're only a few weeks into 2016, but it is already shaping up to be a good year for consultants in a range of different fields. The latest news from the ...

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Rapid growth to drive small business hiring in 2016

A desire to expand their brand will encourage a large number of small businesses to hire more staff over the next 12 months, a new study has suggested. The ...

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Small business confidence grows across UK

A new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that confidence has improved across the UK for small companies. However, it also revealed ...

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Businesses more likely to recommend banking

New research has found that many small firms are becoming more positive about their relationship with their banks. The Business Banking Insight report (BBI), ...

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Government spending on consultants rises

The UK government has always found use for temporary staff, particularly management consultants. However, the coalition tried to significantly cut back on this ...

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UK leading way for IT contractors

Research has shown that there is strong demand for IT contractors in the UK, suggesting that specialists in this area are likely to have a positive year. An ...

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Contractor skills shortage could lead to increased pay

A recent report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), alongside KPMG, has highlighted an interesting trend in the contractor market. A ...

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IT contractors should experience boom in 2016

A new report suggests that specialising in IT could be a lucrative option in 2016, which is positive news for contractors in this area and points to good ...

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Small businesses need to embrace technology in 2016

In its annual new year message, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has encouraged companies to get behind new technologies, rather than fearing them. ...

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