January 2015 Blog

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Top 10: CV Tips for Contractors

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015

Written by Churchill Knight

The Christmas period is over and we’ve all been given a fresh start in the form of a new year. Is it time to refresh your CV, and potentially make a big career change in 2016? Here are our Top 10 Tips to help update and sharpen up your CV. Read more...

Deadline day is approaching for Self-Assessments

Published on Friday, January 16, 2015

Written by Lauren Ellingham

The annual responsibility of filing your Self-Assessment has come around again and the deadline for your online submission is fast approaching. All assessments must be submitted by 31st January 2015 in order to avoid the late submission fine of £100. Read more...

Industry News: Welsh decision to ban umbrellas brings response from industry

Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Written by Churchill Knight

The decision by the Welsh Assembly’s to ban umbrella payroll services on its construction projects has brought dismay from the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA). Commenting on the move, the FCSA said it was concerned that the step will work to tarnish the reputation of the many compliant and responsible umbrella companies working in the best interests of contractors and freelancers. Read more...

Claiming Home Office Expenses as a Contractor

Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015

Written by Lauren Ellingham

Working from home can be deemed a luxury to some however, the costs associated can be quickly forgotten and ultimately hit you with a surprise when certain bills drop on the doormat. Another luxury for Contractors however is that you can offset a proportion of these expenses against tax. Read more...