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7 Things You Should Do Before You Start Out As A Contractor

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So you’re nearly ready, you know you want the freedom of working for yourself but you’re nervous, you’ve always been employed. Today we’re sharing our top 7 things you should know before you take the leap into the contracting world to help you to have the confidence to follow your dream career path.

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Born In The USA

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Samuel Spectre was born in the UK in 1940 and trained to be a dentist.  In 1965 he emigrated to the USA to make his fortune.  Shortly after setting up his clinic in Florida he met and fell in love with Juanita, who had arrived in the USA 10 years ago with her parents.  The couple married and in 1968 Bruce Spectre was born.

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Hector’s Magic Roundabout Club GONE FISHING

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Nigel Erd from IT was in Ian Spectre’s office and they were both looking at a print out Nigel had generated upon Spectre’s request demand. You see, Spectre likes to pluck random HMRC customers with unreasonable demands, penalties and threatening letters because… well, because he’s only happy when he’s making someone else miserable. But today something wasn’t going the way it should in Spectre’s office…

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Wanna Live Longer? That’ll Cost Ya! – State Pension Changes

Posted by Warr Co in Financial advice, Latest Updates, Personal Accountancy, Self Employed Advice | 0 comments


The year is 2017 and we, as a human race, have made some impressive leaps in the past few decades. We’ve eradicated certain diseases, we’re creeping closer to effective cancer treatments and on the verge of curing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Great stuff!

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How To Take Time Off Your Self Employed Job

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It’s hard, when you’re self-employed, every minute counts and the idea of having paid annual leave can be laughable. But is it possible? And why should you make time off a key priority if you’re self-employed?

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5 Ways Contractors Can Learn From their Closest Competitors

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It’s a small world. For some highly specialised contractors, it’s an extremely small world. Whether you’re one of a few highly skilled niche contractors in the UK or a contractor with a lot of competition to deal with, there are things you can learn from your competitors.

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Spectre The Philanthropist?

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Ian Spectre suffers from insomnia most nights, surprisingly not because he’s a terrible person and his conscience keeps him awake, but because he’s preoccupied with thinking up new ways to help Google and Apple avoid paying their taxes.

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Surcharge Fees to be Axed

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That’ll be £1,298 for your flights and a £1.50 booking fee, thanks!

We expect it these days, the all too frequent ‘credit card’ charge that’s added at the checkout. Well it’s soon to become a thing of the past, saving UK citizens an estimated £500 million every year.

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What is a ‘Dependent Contractor’?

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The newly published ‘Taylor Review’ has recommended a new employment status, the ‘Dependent Contractor’. But what does that mean exactly and are you a ‘Dependent Contractor’? We explain all in this blog.

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20 Myths About the Self Employed Lifestyle

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Ahh Self Employment, the joy it must be deciding whether or not you are going to work today. Plus your boss ALWAYS lets you take holidays whenever you want – you’re your own boss after all!

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