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FreeAgent – A Revolutionary Step for Accountancy

I recently became a new user of FreeAgent, which I am finding very exciting. It takes the stress away from the bookkeeping duties for our contractor and freelancer clients and enables us to provide them real time advice as we can access the client’s data. We are able to access the client’s data at the same

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London: The ‘Tech Hub’ of Europe

During the London Technology Week, which Boris Johnson recently opened with a ‘blizzard of statistics’, attention turned to the City that is claimed to be ‘the most important tech hub in Europe’. With a 46% increase in the digital technology sector since 2010 and an employment number of 200,000, it can be seen as no surprise

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Is this the end for National Insurance?

Both Income Tax and National Insurance could be involved in one of the biggest restructures of the tax system in decades. The Chancellor, George Osborne, has ordered a study into the reforms that could potentially lead to the creation of a single “earnings tax”. Mr Osborne considered merging the two taxes in the final Budget of

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4 Questions You Can (and Should) Ask Your Accountant

Amazing accountants got to where they are now not through mystical means or because it’s their destiny, but by working hard to learn the ins and outs of business and finance. That means they’re often seen as fonts of wisdom – and they are! You may have a hundred burning questions to ask your accountant, but

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New Smartphone App Opens Doors for Entrepreneurs

Starting up a limited company? There’s a new smartphone app that may be just what you need to succeed. The app – called SmartUp – is receiving global attention for its ability to aid new entrepreneurs in securing funding, mentoring and life lessons about business. The SmartUp app was developed by Founders Forum in an attempt

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Why Keeping in Touch with Your Client is a Top Priority

When working for yourself – either as a freelancer, contractor or a limited company owner – it will quickly become apparent to you that you are the first (and only) port of call for clients; better add ‘customer service liaison’ to your LinkedIn profile! In the early days, this may seem like a great opportunity to

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How Much Should I Charge?

‘How much should I charge?’ is a common question among new contractors, freelancers and limited company owners. A great deal of market research or experience from your old job (if you’re staying in the same line of work) can help you to make a greatly informed decision, but what else should you keep in mind? Charge

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5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Freelancer

Starting out as a freelancer can be a daunting process – especially when it comes to finding new clients. It can, however, be easy enough if you market yourself in the right way. Check out our advice below and watch as the clients start heading your way. An Online Portfolio Putting your work in plain sight

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How to Bring Your LinkedIn to Life for Contractor Work

Although the traditional CV is far from dead, many employers are still clamouring to see a fresh approach to job hunting. As a contractor, the online space is ideal for picking up new work, so it’s important to present yourself properly. With this in mind, we’ve collected some advice to help you make the most out

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Budget 2015 News: Overview for Contractors and Freelancers

George Osborne’s highly anticipated summer budget was announced yesterday, it was the first for a majority Conservative government since November 1996. It has been considered a mixed bag for contractors and freelancers, we have set out the key points which may affect you below. Limited Companies Hit Twice A lot of limited companies in the UK

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Why Choose Gorilla Accounting?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard of us before (or Google has brought you our way) and you may be wondering why you should swap from your regular accountants to us. Well we’ve put our heads together and come up with five reasons why you should choose us instead of your regular accountants. Go on,

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