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Important IR35 update: be prepared for April 2020

2019-10-21T10:58:28+01:00By |

You will no doubt be aware of the proposed changes to IR35 (often referred to as the ‘off-payroll rules’) set to come into force from April 2020. Our aim here is to ensure you are aware of the support that we can offer and also the steps that you can take in order to ensure [...]

Claiming interest on buy-to-let mortgages as a contractor

2019-10-10T18:06:25+01:00By |

Anyone who has rental property or works in tax will know about the relatively recent changes HMRC have made to how landlords are allowed to claim the interest on their mortgages. See below: % of Mortgage Interest can be deducted from profits % available as a basic rate deduction Prior Years 100% 0% 2017-18 75% [...]

Freelancing from a coworking space – could it work for you?

2019-08-27T10:34:20+01:00By |

The world of work is changing, and more and more people are choosing to become self-employed freelancers and contractors. IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed) states that the number of self-employed in the UK now equates to 4.8 million, with 42% (approximately 2 million) working as freelancers. In 2016, freelancers contributed a staggering £119 [...]

Contracting abroad: Why professional advice is a must

2019-08-20T09:58:11+01:00By |

If you’re offered the opportunity to contract abroad, it may be tempting to grab your passport and rush off to the airport. Not many people would blame you for doing this, as depending on the country you’re contracting in, you could have year-long sun, a chance to learn another language and expose yourself to new [...]

Top tips for dealing with stress an IT contractor

2019-08-06T11:02:14+01:00By |

The IT sector can be a highly pressured environment, with clients demanding you get systems or projects up and running within the shortest time possible. This can lead you to working long hours to meet these tight deadlines. While you may be able to sustain this for a short time, in the long term it [...]