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Mon 21st Jan 2019

Productivity Tips For Contractors And The Self Employed

Contractors are not employers, they are independent consultants who work when they want and where they want depending on client specifications. They are usually contracted in to perform a task for a specialist job that an internal member of staff ...

Wed 9th Jan 2019

Do I need an accountant?

If you’re a freelancer or a small business owner, you may question the need for an accountant. This is understandable and the thought of spending funds on something you cannot see rather than fun things like a new website or ...

Mon 31st Dec 2018

How Long Should Limited Company Records Be Retained For?

If you own a business, whether that be a limited company, self-employed, sole-trader or freelancer, you must keep financial company records for a certain period of time. The time frame depends on what type of tax you pay.

Limited company If ...

Wed 5th Dec 2018

8 Top Tips When Starting a Contractor Business

Are you considering taking the leap from employment to contractor? Getting started with a contractor business is a great career move if you’re looking for a more flexible and balanced work/life approach, being able to choose the hours you work ...

Mon 19th Nov 2018

What To Include When Invoicing Through a Limited Company

If you’re trading through a limited company, you’ll need to submit an invoice on a regular basis before you’ll be able to receive payment from an agency or client. Typically, this is done weekly or monthly.

Bad cash-flow management is the ...

Thu 8th Nov 2018

What is a self-employed sole trader?

Is there a difference between being self-employed or a sole-trader?

If you work for yourself and not for an employer, you are self-employed. If you are self-employed, chances are that you are a sole-trader. If you are the sole owner ...

Wed 17th Oct 2018

How To Get a Mortgage as a Contractor

Some contractors find it hard when it comes to purchasing a house and finding a mortgage that suits their business model. Many contractors are turned down when they go to high street lenders due to the simple evaluation criteria of ...

Mon 1st Oct 2018

What Is The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a government initiative that applies to construction contractors and subcontractors or businesses that are involved in the construction industry. This can include property developers, builders, tradesmen or agency supply workers and so on. It ...

Wed 19th Sep 2018

Limited Company Contractors - Make A Good Impression!

When moving from client to client, and site to site, limited company contractors often have more first impression opportunities than other workers, so how can they ensure they’re making a good first impression on their first day?

Setting foot into ...

Mon 10th Sep 2018

10 Benefits of Becoming a Limited Company

There are many benefits to setting up as a Limited company. If you’re working as a contractor or sole-trader, it could be in your best interests to take advantage of what a Limited company has to offer.

If you’re currently ...

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