The first weeks and months of running your own small business can be seriously confusing, and Ian Spectre the Hector and his pals at HMRC sure don’t make it easy for the little guy! In this blog we explore estimated VAT bills – and why you need to watch out for them!
Cyber security, chances are, unless you’re a cyber security contractor, you’re unlikely to be taking all the necessary precautions. We’ve put together out top 7 tips to help keep your contracting business safe from the hackers, malware and ransomware.
Should I go freelance? It’s a question so many of us ask ourselves, especially when we’re feeling undervalued at our full time jobs. It’s hard to know if you’ll be well suited to freelancing, but we’ve developed a quiz that’ll hopefully help you decide.
A fine principle which most of us aspire to.
For Ian Spectre, however, it’s a tad inconvenient, and he attaches the same level of importance to that statement as he does to moral values. Spectre and his HMRC posse are only bound by law. This blog shines a light on HMRC’s tendency to say one thing then do another. The topic in this case is Contractor Loan Schemes.
On the 25th April 2017 the Government rushed its new Finance Bill through parliament in a staggering two hours ahead of the impending Snap General Election. This was only made possible by cutting longest Finance Bill in history in half.
Communication is the cornerstone of all great business relationships. However, communication as a skill has become increasingly difficult to master in the digital age. In this blog, we’re going to clue you in on 7 simple email writing hacks that can help you become a more effective communicator.
Ian Spectre came up with this idea while he was going through his old record collection. Back in the day he bore a striking resemblance to David Essex (as he repeatedly tells his colleagues and anyone else he corners), his fav track to air-guitar out to was always ‘Gonna Make You A Star’. That’s why he was so supportive of the HMRC’s STAR acronym.
Last week the Government launched the new Lifetime Isa, offering a maximum £1,000 cash for FREE every year – yep, you read that right! So what do you have to do to get in on all of this free cash flying around, and is it right for you? Read on to learn more…
Occasionally HMRC have been recognised for their less than cooperative ways, perhaps reminding us of someone who’s stuck in their ways and unpleasantly forceful? Well they’re at it again and their toddler-tantrum demands are going to affect you, so listen up…
Back in the 1990’s when HMRC was known as the Inland Revenue, Hector the Tax Inspector started appearing on our TVs and in newspapers to promote self assessment.