5 ways to increase your take-home pay 

2019-07-02T12:18:41+01:00By |

One reason why people choose to become contractors is that they can have the ability to earn more than they did as an employee. This is because they can charge higher rates and if they think about how they structure their work (e.g. working through a limited company versus working through an umbrella company) they [...]

Upskilling and CPD for contractors

2019-06-25T12:01:21+01:00By |

As an independent contractor the majority of your time is spent on client work (as this is what pays the bills!) but as more people choose to become contractors (figures for 2018 show that there around 1.77 million people are working as contractors), it’s important that you keep your skills current while also planning where [...]

Research and Development tax credits explained

2019-05-21T10:55:17+01:00By |

The government wants UK companies to succeed. It’s great for employment and training and overall successful companies boost the economy. To help companies be successful the government provides an incentive in the form of tax credits, to companies who are involved in innovation. This incentive is provided through Research and Development (R&D) tax credits and [...]

The £85,000 FSCS protection and how it applies to your ltd company bank account

2019-05-16T15:40:21+01:00By |

With the collapse of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley, Icelandic banks and others now over 10 years ago, savers should still be thinking “Is my money safe?” As your business grows, it is likely the cash you hold in the company bank account will grow too. Any cash deposited with a bank or building society [...]