Everything you need to know about setting up as a sole trader

by Kobus van den Bergh | Aug 15, 2019

Being self-employed or working as a freelancer can be rewarding, but it’s important to set yourself up correctly. Here are the ins and outs of sole tr...

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Do you need to complete a Self Assessment tax return?

by Kobus van den Bergh | May 29, 2019

A Self Assessment tax return is one of the most important tax documents you’ll be dealing with if you’re self-employed or earn additional income. Find...

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11 excellent ways to spend your UK tax refund

by Kobus van den Bergh | Apr 9, 2019

Receiving a tax refund can sometimes feel like a great bonus. Whether you’re waiting on news of the amount or just anticipating the transfer into your...

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Scam watch: Beware of HMRC fraudsters in 2019

by Kobus van den Bergh | Mar 27, 2019

Criminals use clever schemes and tricks to defraud millions of people each year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to se...

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Contractor insurance: Choosing the right cover for your risks

by Kobus van den Bergh | Mar 12, 2019

There are two distinct covers for contractors: public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance. Consider your risks and find out which...

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Did you overpay HMRC? Here’s how to get your tax refund

by Kobus van den Bergh | Feb 7, 2019

Every year more than 3.5 million people pay too much tax in the UK. Tax overpayments can occur without the taxpayer or HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) kno...

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Self-employment vs. contracting in the UK: What’s the difference?

by Kobus van den Bergh | Oct 11, 2018

Although the terms “self-employed” and “contractor” are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between the two. Generally, all co...

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IT contractor in the UK sues HMRC for £27,000 in landmark IR35 case

by Kobus van den Bergh | Jun 18, 2018

A UK IT contractor working in the public sector recently won his appeal against Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The dispute was over a £27,000...

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6 important steps to take before becoming a UK contractor

by Kobus van den Bergh | Mar 5, 2018

At some point, just about everyone has considered giving up permanent employment to become a contractor or freelance worker. Skilled professionals are...

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