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What You Need to Know About the Digital Service Tax

From April 2020, the UK government will introduce a 2% Digital Service Tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.This tax is said to be a temporary measure in lieu of a global reform that would ensure digital platform businesses pay their fair...

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Gorilla Accounting nominated for 2 Awards

The Contracting Awards 19 We have been selected as a finalist for ‘Best Contractor Accountant (over 2,500 clients)’ by a panel of experts at The Contracting Awards. The Contracting Awards recognise the top contractor suppliers in the UK across accounting, recruitment, banking, insurance etc, so we’re so happy to hear t...

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Contracting and the Gig Economy

The way we work is constantly changing, with a growing number of people choosing to work for themselves doing short-term contracts knows as ‘gigs’, instead of opting for long-term employment. Companies like Uber have contributed greatly to the rise of the gig economy, in which contractors and freelancers use their know...

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Why Do Contractors Need Insurance?

Insurance is an important element that everyone looking to become a contractor needs to understand fully. After all, working as a contractor comes with financial risk, as well as obligations and legal responsibilities. Taking out contractors’ insurance will not only protect you but also your business, clients and emplo...

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The ‘Genuinely Self-Employed’ Need Not Fear IR35 Changes

From April 2020, the responsibility for assessing IR35 status will shift from contractors to the end company; Legislation intended to tackle tax avoidance by those supplying their services ‘through’ a personal service company; Changes apply to contractors who engage with medium or large-sized organisations in the priva...

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Our Tips to Be a Successful Sole Trader

You’re considered a sole trader when you’re self-employed and exclusively own your business. According to the government, nearly 60% of UK businesses are sole traders, which corresponds to 3.4 million businesses out of 5.6 million. This is one of the most popular types of business structure, as it’s very simple to star...

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Gorilla Fundraising

Gorilla often gets involved with raising money for various charities both local and national. For the rest of the year we have decided to up our efforts and focus our fundraising on a small number of different charities.MindMind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They als...

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Clare attends Year 6 'Dragons' morning

We actively encourage all our staff to take part in volunteering, charity work, and helping the wider community, so when a local primary school contacted us to ask for help, we were thrilled to able to help.The school runs a fiver challenge every year for year 6 pupils, and required judges to come in, watch the present...

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