The new tax year started on 6 April, which means it’s time to start thinking about your 2018/19 Personal Tax Return, otherwise known as your self-assessment.
It’s National Freelancers Day, where freelancers from all industries are celebrated for their independence and for inspiring others to break free from tradition by taking control of their careers.
A lot of voters expected to wake up on the morning of 9 June and discover that Theresa May and her Conservative party were the majority winners of the ‘snap’ General election that she called in April. However, to the surprise of bookmakers and experts, the election ended in a hung parliament.
Outlined in an NHS Improvement update, the NHS backtracked on its previous position that all NHS workers providing their services through personal service companies (PSCs) were to be deemed as inside IR35.
Contractors and freelancers have plenty riding on the outcome of Brexit. Employment laws, immigration rules and Britain’s single market status are all things that could change once Britain leaves the EU. How will these factors affect contractors and freelancers in the short and long term?
The Child Benefit is a government allowance available to parents and guardians to help with the cost of raising a child. We discuss the Child Benefit and how to make it work for you as a contractor.
As a freelancer or contractor, it is likely you will set up your own limited company or work through a PAYE umbrella company. However, with so many providers of payroll services available, how do you know which one to use? Whatever your decision, make sure the company you use to take care of your payroll is reputable and compliant, or the repercussions could be devastating.
Contracting can be rewarding both financially and personally – but it does come with some challenges, one of which is living without guaranteed income. Our blog provides some easy budgeting tips that can help your cash flow.
If you’re an IT professional thinking about contracting, our easy-to-understand IT contractor tax guide will help you make sense of how taxes work for contractors.
Contracting via umbrella company is widely considered as being the easiest method for contractors and freelancers to get paid. There is less of an administrative burden than operating through a limited company and getting paid is a quick and efficient process. We are regularly asked about umbrella company payroll by contract and freelance workers. Here are the answers to the most common queries, including ‘what is an umbrella company?’