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The must-watch sports for contractors in April

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

Being a contractor has the benefit of not being restricted to traditional office hours. Use your flexible working hours and locations to your advantage this April and spend some time watching your favourite sports. Read more...

Is too much stress and not enough sleep affecting your efficiency at work?

Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Written by Dinah Makani

One of the biggest factors contributing to stress levels is a lack of sleep. With all the modern-day distractions of phones, tablets, TV, Netflix, and the need to respond immediately to e-mails coming in from work at all hours, it is easy to see how falling asleep might be difficult for contractors. Read more...

Contractor FAQs: How do I pay my student loan when contracting?

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Written by Dinah Makani

Question: “I have just finished studying for master’s degree and have now started contracting to maximise my pay, but I am not sure how I go about paying off my student loan as a contractor. Can you advise as I would like to set up a limited company but don’t know how this would affect my take home pay?” Read more...

HM Revenue & Customs is pioneering the digital Personal Tax Return

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Written by Kyra Thompson

Going digital could now happen a lot sooner than anticipated. In a bid to modernise the current Personal Tax Return system, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have announced that the progression to move this process entirely online will be introduced by April 2016. Millions of taxpayers will have the option to open their own digital tax account and complete their Personal Tax Return online. The transition to digital processes often faces issues and errors so what can you expect from the digital Tax Return and what challenges could you face by taking your tax return online? Read more...

Limited company VAT registration: what are the benefits?

Published on Monday, March 21, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

Some of our most frequently asked questions is about limited company VAT registration. One of the questions noted was: “Should I register my limited company for VAT? What are the benefits of being VAT registered, and what are the implications for my limited company accounting and administration?” Read more...