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Do Contractors need a different Life Insurance Policy?

For people new to the contracting game, there are many things you need to take care of. Setting up your new company, talking to a contractor accountant, opening a new bank account. All of which are extremely important but something else you may want to consider is your life insurance policy. Andy McBride, a financial expert,

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How to beat brain betrayal

Brain betrayal has to be one of the most frustrating feelings in the word. That moment when you brain just doesn’t give you what you need. It makes you realize how insignificant our physical being is without that ball of cells inside our cranium. For freelancers, brain betrayal can be extremely damaging when working alone, on

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What does the future hold for online freelancers?

Freelance work is ever changing and moves fluidly with the times. It is the business of the people; freelancer’s work for themselves and thus it is only logical that the way they work fluctuates with external developments. The latest and most prominent change has been technology and the use of mobile Internet. Everything we do nowadays

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Fighting back – the contract sector sets out some early demands

Trade groups, IPSE and the FCSA, and two staffing bodies, APSCo and the REC have set out some early demands of the new Tory administration. Suggestions for new ministerial posts, conciliation service for unpaid contractors & a skills-led immigration policy have all been put forward. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed stated, “A majority

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Is it time to change accountant?

The contractor market place is very competitive and living in a modern society means that switching accountants is much more common than you may think. With technology advancing and it becoming easier to manage your bookkeeping online why don’t you consider a modern specialist contractor accountancy firm? You can manage your bookkeeping online receiving advice at any

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Recruitment issues key to keeping contractor market onside

Last week it was declared that David Cameron will stay at 10 Downing Street for at least the next 5 years. The British public voted in their millions for a Conservative win. Despite what was predicted to be one of the closest elections of all time, David Cameron’s Party won 331 out of the 650 seats

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Media City major catalyst for digital growth in the North

Media City UK which is based in Salford, Manchester, has been hailed a major catalyst for a ‘digital and creative explosion’ across the whole of the North of England. BBC England Director, Peter Salmon, has spoken of the vast pool of talent in the North, attributing the successes of Media City (which he helped mastermind) to

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Election 2015 – Contractors, how will you vote?

With the General Election less than one week away, this blog will take a look at what the major parties have pledged to help contractors. Contractors are set to have a huge say in the General Election outcome – a recent study by IPSE revealed that 88% of contractors and freelancers are planning on voting. So,

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If you’re a freelancer – Manchester is where it’s at!

Manchester is regarded by many to be the place to be if you’re currently a self-employed freelancer. We all know freelance work can often be hard to come by, however opportunities in Manchester have steadily been on the rise. As a whole, opportunities are as high as they’ve ever been in the North, which is a

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Demand for contractors on the rise despite Political uncertainty

Recent demand for contractors has risen significantly despite the uncertainty surrounding the General Election. This increase in demand is most evident in London, last month’s Venn Group London Recruitment Index recorded a 7% increase in availability of contract work compared to the previous month. The upsurge in demand has largely been put down to a surge

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Join us for our Launch Event

We will be hosting a one off event to celebrate the official launch of Gorilla Accounting, a revolutionary new accountancy service for contractors, freelancers and the self-employed. Gorilla Accounting has been specifically designed to suit the accounting requirements of individuals, contractors and freelancers who trade through their own limited company. We understand the disruptions bookkeeping and other

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