Ian Spectre will tell you when he corners you that one of his finest moments was back in 1999 when he came up with what is now known as IR35. Having a love for acronyms and being 43 at the time, Spectre wanted to call the new tax IM43 or IS43, but then Ivor Richards, a high flyer in the Treasury who was 35 at the time pulled rank and IR35 it was.
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.
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.
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.
Today (8th March 2017) Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget at the House of Commons. This year’s Brexit-conscious budget will have a significant impact for SMEs, contractors, freelancers and the self-employed. In this blog we’ll be taking a closer look at 7 key points that your business needs to prepare for.
Spring 2017 will see the UK begin to leave the EU, however the uncertainties about exactly how long this will take are yet to be confirmed. One thing is for sure, leaving the EU will impact businesses, large and small, across the UK and will likely even have a knock-on effect on countries worldwide.
Delivered by Philip Hammond as his first and only, The Autumn Statement 2016 released in November brought with it many changes to the way we will do business going forward.
Whether you voted ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ the verdict is in and a course of action has begun which will forever change the way we do business in the UK. But what does Brexit mean for Contractors, Freelancers and SMEs. In our latest blog, we take a look at the good, the bad and the unknown that may affect contractors, freelancers and SMEs in the UK.