Limited company vs. umbrella company: Which is right for you?

by Staff Writer | Feb 20, 2016

If you’re a contractor in the UK (or thinking about becoming one), one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to trade as a sole trad...

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Expanding into the UK: Branch or subsidiary?

by Ashley Deakin | Feb 8, 2016

When expanding your business into the UK, you will have to decide whether to open a branch (a Permanent Establishment) or a subsidiary (a UK l...

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How contractors can avoid IR35

by Staff Writer | Aug 28, 2015

In the last few years, HMRC have increased the enforcement of IR35 provisions to ensure that only those with a status of “self-employed” (as p...

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Accounting jargon buster

by Kobus van den Bergh | Jul 20, 2015

Does talking to your accountant make you scratch your head in bewilderment? Accounting terms can be confusing to someone who doesn’t work in t...

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Summer Budget predictions: Major tax and pension reform unlikely

by Scott Brown | Jul 3, 2015

Next Wednesday, Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the first fully conservative Budget in 18 years. It is expected that he will focus on m...

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A guide to issuing shares in your limited company

by Scott Brown | Feb 24, 2015

When you decide to start you own business, you can choose to work as a contractor or set up a private limited company. If you decide on a limi...

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9 tips for first-time IT contractors

by Staff Writer | Nov 6, 2014

With Freelancers’ Day fast approaching, we thought it would be the ideal time to offer tips and advice for those IT workers considering moving...

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Everything you need to know before leaving the UK

by John Dunn | Oct 21, 2014

So your time in the UK has come to an end and you’ve decided to pack your belongings and move back home. These three tips will take you safely...

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6 common accounting mistakes contractors make

by Staff Writer | Jun 25, 2014

If you work as an independent contractor or run your own limited company, you’re no doubt aware of how difficult it is to do the work that’s r...

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