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Top tips for getting a mortgage when self-employed

2019-10-10T18:06:20+01:00By |

According to HomeLet’s Rental Index, the average rent in the UK is £941 per calendar month. Many people see this as ‘dead money’ - going straight into the landlord’s pocket, with little benefit for them. If you’re one of the thousands of people who decide to purchase their own home each month, as an independent [...]

Thinking about changing your company car? Why waiting until 2020 could be a good idea

2019-09-10T11:53:08+01:00By |

If you’re a contractor who is thinking of purchasing an environmentally friendly company car through your limited company, due to the car benefit changes, you may be better off waiting until 2020 to do it.   Tax on company cars Instead of using their personal car and reclaiming the mileage allowance relief, some contractors choose [...]

How to improve cashflow in your contracting business

2019-09-03T11:03:24+01:00By |

According to research 8 out of 10 businesses fail within their first two years of operating. The number one reason is poor cashflow. The company could be making huge sales, but if their overheads are equally large or if their customers aren’t paying their invoices on time, the company could easily find themselves in financial [...]

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 [...]