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Preparing for Brexit as a contractor

It’s hard to know what impact Brexit will have on the contracting industry. But there are changes to the market that have happened on the back of the referendum result. And experts predict further changes to the contracting landscape. ...

Tremors: seismic shifts in contractor borrowing rumble underfoot

The global economic crises, credit crunch and recession(s). Remember those and how banks drew up the drawbridges to mortgages? Well, according to the The Guardian, Britain is facing the highest risk of a recession since the financial cri...

How to stop cash flow being a big issue for small businesses

Cash flow is something that we see day in, day out as an issue for small businesses and sole traders. There’s no getting away from the fact that it is a real dampener on your business, if not catastrophic. It needs to be addressed quickl...

Freelancers work for free

Much of the UK’s burgeoning freelance sector is working for free, claims new research revealed today. The study, compiled by freelancer platform YunoJuno, found that over half (55 per cent) of the UK’s self employed freelancers hav...

Mental Health Awareness For Start-Ups

Those who found a business are renowned for being resilient, fearless and courageous. However, the internal realities are that: either being-self employed, or building a business from scratch, comes with an insane amount of pressure. And ...

Turning a family home into a student investment

Buying properties to let to students offers some of the highest yields on the market. If you are looking to move home, then rather than selling your house, you could consider converting your home in to a student investment. There are plenty...

Industry experts warn Government of Brexit no-deal implications

After Theresa May’s first Brexit deal was resoundingly rejected by a huge majority in Parliament, the possibility of leaving the European Union without any agreement in place went from being unthinkable to a situation the UK could easily ...

The Definitive Guide to Self-Marketing

Don’t apply for another contract until you’ve watched this webinar!! Join us for an action packed live webinar all about developing ‘Brand You’ to promote yourself in your industry and attack the contract market. This session i...

The Definitive Guide to Contractor Marketing

Don’t apply for another contract until you’ve watched this webinar! Join us for an action packed live webinar all about developing ‘Brand You’ to promote yourself in your industry and attack the contract market. This session is...

Employment Status and Statutory Rights

Employment status has a big effect on companies especially when it comes to statutory rights. Considering the gig economy, which is growing rapidly, two companies have dominated the news in recent weeks for this reason – Uber and Del...

Top tips when incorporating

Last financial year Companies House incorporated over 644,000 companies, 99% of which were done online and 1% on paper. Over 8% of online applications to incorporate and nearly 53% of paper applications were rejected. Many of these applic...

Contractor Opinion: Which contractor issues do you want to see the new Government tackle first?

With the general election on the 8th June resulting in a hung parliament and the ongoing instability of Brexit; political uncertainty looks set to continue. PM Theresa May looks to join forces with the DUP - a Northern Ireland party kn...

How do I complete a risk assessment?

An electrical contractor was ordered to carry out unpaid work and pay costs of £1,152, after his trainee fell three and half metres through a plasterboard ceiling. The trainee suffered head injuries and was in hospital for 23 days. He was ...

Are you open to cyber attack?

IT Cyber Security is no longer just a headache for big companies. More and more, IT experts are recommending that small businesses and independent contractors have a plan in place to secure their existing systems and data, pro...

FREE LinkedIn Webinar

Did you know that, when used correctly, your LinkedIn profile is just as effective as your CV for finding new contract roles? LinkedIn now has 470 million members, and 85% of potential clients or hiring managers will check o...

FREE Webinar – Advanced CV Writing for Contractors

Thursday 23rd Feb, 7:15 pm SIGN UP HERE Is your CV optimised for recruitment software? Does it work for the machine as well as h...