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3 Tips for securing a new contract role in 2018

Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

The New Year is around the corner. Contracts are up for renewal, terms are ending, and clients will be finalising their hiring budgets. There’s no better time to look for a new contract role, and we have 3 tips to help you find a new contract in 2018. Read more...

HMRC Plans a New Penalty System for Late Tax Returns

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

HMRC is planning to implement a points-based system for those that are late filing their self-assessments (Personal Tax Returns) and other taxes such as VAT Returns. Currently the penalty for late Personal Tax Returns is £100 instantly for filing late up to three months past the 31st January deadline. Read more...

HMRC will no longer accept personal credit cards for tax payments

Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

From 13th January 2018, HM Revenue & Customs will no longer be accepting personal credit cards for tax payments. If you are a sole trader or a limited company director, this affects you. Read more...

Autumn Budget 2017 Summary – Key Announcements

Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his Autumn Budget 2017 to the House of Commons on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017. It outlines the government’s plans for spending, borrowing, taxes and other fiscal measures. Read our Budget summary to see the key announcements and what could affect contractors and freelancers in the UK. Read more...

What’s the difference between a contractor and a freelancer?

Published on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

You have probably seen the terms ‘contractor’ and ‘freelancer’ thrown about online quite often, especially if you’re searching for an accountancy service. If you take on some form of temporary or project-based work, either wholly as a career or on the side of your permanent job, you will likely fall into one of these two categories. Read more...