History of IR35

One of the most potent motivators for humans is money. It has sparked fights, torn families apart, pushed ordinary people to extraordinary actions, and even pushed extraordinary people to [...]

Holiday pay Harpur Trust VS Brazel

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal in the case of Brazel v The Harpur Trust determined that holiday pay for ‘term time’ employees should be calculated using the employee’s [...]

Jury Service and the self-employed

The UK’s Jury Service Act provides that people under the age of 18 are not eligible to serve on a jury. However, there are exceptions. If you are self-employed or a contractor, you may be [...]

Umbrella Company Vs Limited Company

A major difference between an umbrella company and a limited firm is the tax treatment. The former is more flexible and easier to use, while the latter provides more control over taxes. The main [...]

Understanding The 24 Month Rule

‘24 Month’ Temporary Workplace Rule The Temporary Workplace Rule, often referred to as the “24 Month Rule” is legislation issued by HMRC which governs how long you can be at any one temporary [...]

Networking Tips For Self-Employed and Contractors

One of the most important networking tips is to always be yourself and to remember that people need help from time to time. Be honest when you ask for help and make sure to give the best of [...]

Reasons to use a Recruitment Agency

Using a recruitment agency can help you get the best employees or contractors at the best price. A good recruitment agency specialises in hiring the right candidates and can filter through the [...]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Working As an Independent Contractor in the UK

If you are an independent contractor working in the UK, you need to follow a few key rules to protect yourself and the business. The first rule is to open a separate bank account for your [...]

How to Find the Right Expert Advice For Your Business

When starting a business, it is vital to seek out sound advice from respected sources. In fact, many successful entrepreneurs have said that their best business advice was not to ignore advice [...]

Politics and the Future of Umbrella Companies

An umbrella company is a company that employs individuals for a set fee. Many of these companies have a wide range of jobs and do not pay income tax. As such, the UK Umbrella Company Act 2010 is [...]

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