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Spectre Sets A Trap!

Posted by Warr Co in Business Accountancy, Ian Spectre | 0 comments


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!

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7 Cyber Security Tips for Contractors

Posted by Warr Co in Business advice, Latest Updates | 0 comments


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.

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Are You Cut Out For The Freelance Lifestyle? – Take our Quiz To Find Out!

Posted by Warr Co in Business advice, Quizes, Self Employed Advice | 0 comments


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.

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My Word Is My Bond

Posted by Warr Co in Business Accountancy, Business advice, Ian Spectre | 0 comments


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.

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Hold the Presses and Your Patience

Posted by Warr Co in Budget 2017, Business Accountancy, Latest Updates | 0 comments


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.

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7 Simple Email Writing Hacks Used By Business Pros

Posted by Warr Co in Business advice, Self Employed Advice | 0 comments


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.

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Gonna Make You A STAR

Posted by Warr Co in Business Accountancy, Business advice, Ian Spectre | 0 comments


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.

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The New Lifetime Isa

Posted by Warr Co in Financial advice, Latest Updates, Personal Accountancy | 0 comments



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…

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Simon Says… Or should it be ‘Spectre Says’

Posted by Warr Co in Business Accountancy, Ian Spectre, Latest Updates, Self Employed Advice, Warr & Co Updates | 0 comments


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…

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Introducing Ian Spectre

Posted by Warr Co in Ian Spectre, Latest Updates, Uncategorised, Warr & Co Updates | 0 comments


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.

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