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Should I get an accountant if I am self-employed?

There are an estimated 4.76 million people working as self-employed in the UK (Office for National Statistics, 2018), which clearly shows the desire for people to work for themselves whether it be for the flexibility, passion for a specific role or for the potential increase in earnings. There has been an increasing tr...

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Q&A - Starting out in IT contracting?

Q. Do I need an accountant?A. This obviously depends on your individual situation. You will have an increased responsibility to adequately organise your own financial affairs and complete your self-assessment in order to pay the appropriate taxes. This may be something you are happy to do yourself or you may wish for i...

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Review: Small Business Accounting Software

As a small business, you may not have looked into the available accounting and bookkeeping software as you’ve been comfortable with the trusty spreadsheet.You may also have been scared of having to learn yet another new piece of software when you could just stick to what you know. However, there are now a number of sof...

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Locum Doctors: are you in danger of being caught by IR35?

What is IR35?HMRC has been described by some as being focused on eradicating tax avoidance from limited companies and umbrella companies being used to disguise employees as locum workers.The way in which individuals falling within the Intermediaries Legislation, known as IR35, is reported in the public sector has been ...

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