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What does the election mean for contractors?

Although Brexit is the main focus in this General Election, it should not be the only issue on the table. Behind all the back-and-forth between Leavers and Remainers, there is still a country and an economy to run. There are millions of b...

Are you considering closing your company?

New IR35 rules will be coming to the private sector from April 2020. These changes have already caused considerable disruption to contractors, their accountants, recruitment agencies and hiring companies, with each party spending valuable...

Contractor placements “steady” despite Brexit uncertainty

Despite Brexit uncertainty continuing to impact overall UK business confidence, freelancer and contractor placements rose - albeit very modestly - in September, according to KPMG and REC’s UK Report...

Is the UK shaping up to go freelance in 2020?

A shift in thinking, the financial toll of caring amongst NHS cuts and gradually increasing transportation costs are expected to encourage more of the UK population to go freelance next year, a study has claimed.  The insight, produce...

What should contractors do with their cash surplus?

You have a cash surplus; that’s great news. But what should you do with it? 

Investing your surplus is a good choice, as it can increase the money you make. But there’s a multitude of options as to how ...

Is a self-employed pensions crisis looming?

On Pensions Awareness Day (15th September), IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, warned that without urgent change, 3.3million solo workers could be left without a pension in the next 10 years.  Th...

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...