August 9, 2017

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Tips for staying on top of your finances as a freelancer

Accounting for Freelancers
When you’re busy working as a freelancer, the task of bookkeeping can often get pushed to the bottom pile of things to do. But effectively managing your finances as a f…

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July 17, 2017

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5 Steps to Setting Your Contract Rate

An important aspect of working as a contractor is deciding what you’ll charge for your work. Negotiating a good contract rate is vital for all contractors and freelancers, regardless of what ind…

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June 16, 2017

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What contractors need to know about online accounting

What is online accounting?
Accounting might be the last thing you think about when you start your journey into the world of contracting, but once the ball starts rolling its evident how important g…

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May 27, 2017

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Becoming A First Time Contractor

Should I stay in permanent employment or make the move to contracting?
There are many reasons why people consider making the move to contracting, not least the many rewards and benefits it can offe…

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April 28, 2017

Spring Budget 2017 Savings

Spring Budget 2017: ISA Allowance & Dividend Allowance

By now I’m sure that you have been made aware of the tax changes for the 2017 to 2018 tax year. If you are unaware of any of the recent ISA allowance changes and would like to learn more, please…

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March 23, 2017

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The advantages of online accounting for IT contractors

Come April 5th 2017 the new tax year begins, so now is a good time to get your business ready for the year ahead. For IT contractors the simplest way to keep your books in order is by using online…

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February 24, 2017

Business Expenses

Limited Company Business Expenses – what can you claim?

In the course of running your own Limited Company expenses can build up, but as the director of your business you are entitled to receive tax relief on some of these costs by claiming business exp…

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January 31, 2017

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Directors’ Responsibilities in a Limited Company

For many people, starting a Limited company can be quite daunting, in terms of your workload, your commitment, and the responsibilities that come with it. However, like anything, preparation is t…

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December 13, 2016

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Are You a Consultant or a Contractor?

There are many terms that individuals often associate with being self-employed, e.g. a freelancer, a contractor or a consultant. However, many remain unclear and unsure as to exactly which one they …

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November 29, 2016

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Autumn Statement 2016: A Contractor’s Perspective

With Britain in a state of uncertainty since the country’s vote to leave the EU, the 2016 Autumn Statement was highly anticipated to determine the government’s post-Brexit plans for the econom…

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