October 2017 was the deadline for all small businesses to provide a pension scheme for employees via auto enrolment, with 3 months in which to comply, all small business employees should now have a shiny new pension plan in their pockets! However… this does not apply to freelancers and most contractors.
Ask any busy freelancer what their top 5 bug-bares are and ‘holidays/time off’ is likely to be near the top of the list. Freelancers love the freedom freelancing can provide, but it’s not easy to turn down work and you can often find yourself having a packed work schedule. So where does time off for Christmas fit in?
The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the first ever Autumn Budget today in parliament. Here’s our summary with a special focus on what small businesses and contractors need to know.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Halloween and Bonfire Night have been ticked off the list and now we’re getting excited for Christmas and New Year’s Eve – plus all the festivities planned with friends and family.
MTD, you’ll likely have seen the acronym knocking about for a few years now, it’s the thing the government keeps putting back because it’s a huge change to the way businesses will handle their taxes, and there’s been quite a bit of push-back!
GDPR, it’s one of those acronyms that you know of, but not much about. In this blog we explain what it is, who it affects and what you need to do now to make your business compliant.
Some people are born entrepreneurs, but not every potential entrepreneur finds themselves in an environment that can nurture a new business. The New Enterprise Allowance is designed to help these individuals start their own business.
Did you know, a UK patent can take up to four years to obtain? No? Well then we bet you might not know that there are tax breaks you may be eligible for if you have a UK patent. If you’re a budding inventor, you’d best get started with our ‘Patents For Dummies’ blog.
So you’re nearly ready, you know you want the freedom of working for yourself but you’re nervous, you’ve always been employed. Today we’re sharing our top 7 things you should know before you take the leap into the contracting world to help you to have the confidence to follow your dream career path.
The year is 2017 and we, as a human race, have made some impressive leaps in the past few decades. We’ve eradicated certain diseases, we’re creeping closer to effective cancer treatments and on the verge of curing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Great stuff!