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Why Contractors Need to Keep Good Business Records

Keeping good records is essential for all businesses, including if you’re self-employed or working as a contractor. You need to be able to show that all of your records are in order so that you can prevent issues from arising – and to avoid a hefty penalty from HMRC.Because we offer accounting for contractors, we’re aw...

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How Could the Conduct Regulations Affect Contractors?

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003, or more commonly referred to as simply ‘The Conduct Regulations’, were introduced to try and protect work-seekers. They do this by giving recruitment companies a minimum set of standards to adhere to when placing said work-seekers into roles.W...

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A Contractor’s Guide to Dealing with Late Payments

 Whether you’re working directly with a client, through an agency or through your limited company, you are likely to have experienced late payments. This issue can cause cash flow problems, which can then lead to a failing business, given that contractors can suffer from financial difficulties when they don’t receive p...

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New Tax Year for Contractors: What Do You Need to Know?

 The start of a new financial year brings with it new financial rules. It’s crucial that contractors are aware of these key changes in order to know exactly how their business will be impacted – and how they can make their money go further. As contractor accountants, we’ve been helping individuals deal with the changes...

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Can I Get a Mortgage as a Contractor?

Getting a mortgage isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a contractor, given that lenders find it challenging to understand the way you work and get paid and often prefer to invest in ‘lower risk’ individuals. However, obtaining a mortgage when you’re self-employed isn’t an impossible task. On the contrary, plenty ...

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Am I a Freelancer or a Contractor?

You’ve probably come across the terms ‘freelancer’ and ‘contractor’ often, including if you’re looking for an accountancy service – if you do project-based work, you are likely one or the other. It can also help you to choose the right path for you, seeing that they offer different benefits and come with different resp...

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How Can You Promote Your Business in 2019?

After finally achieving the dream of becoming your own boss, you’ll need to know how to market yourself as a contractor. No matter how good you are at your job, if clients can’t find you, then you’re unlikely to enjoy the level of success you’ve been dreaming of. As a contractor, marketing yourself can be challenging, ...

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Which Insurance Do Freelancers Need?

2019 signals many changes for the self-employed. With the likes of Making Tax Digital (MTD), IR35 reforms launching in the private sector, and Brexit in plain sight, it’s a time of uncertainty and apprehension for many freelancers and contractors.Working for yourself comes with many responsibilities, but it does put yo...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Loan Charge 2019

It’s fair to say that HMRC’s introduction of the loan charge for 2019 has been met with a huge amount of negativity. In fact, such resistance has been faced, that calls have been made for a change of leadership within HMRC in a bid to restore some public faith within the department. With the aim of the policy, which ha...

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