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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 [...]

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 [...]

Bookkeeping tips for contractors

2018-08-07T11:05:09+01:00By |

Bookkeeping is the cornerstone of accounting. Get it wrong and not only could you be in trouble with HMRC, but you could misjudge the financial position of your limited company. In this article, we discuss the integral role that bookkeeping plays in a business and we lay out our top contractor bookkeeping tips. Pay attention [...]

Protect yourself from HMRC scammers

2018-07-17T11:10:06+01:00By |

Cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods to scam people into handing over their personal and bank details. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau around four million people are scammed each year in the UK. The scary thing is, this number is on the rise. From text messages to phishing emails here is what you need [...]

What to consider when choosing a business bank account

2018-07-10T12:08:00+01:00By |

When forming a limited company, we strongly advise you to open a bank account that will be solely used for the business. Whilst, this isn’t a legal requirement, it will make managing the company’s money that much easier. It is worth taking the time to choose a bank that you feel you can use for [...]