Ian Spectre will tell you when he corners you that one of his finest moments was back in 1999 when he came up with what is now known as IR35. Having a love for acronyms and being 43 at the time, Spectre wanted to call the new tax IM43 or IS43, but then Ivor Richards, a high flyer in the Treasury who was 35 at the time pulled rank and IR35 it was.
The space you work in can have a massive impact on the quality of work you produce. Chances are, if you’re self employed, you have a home office. Today we’re looking at the best tech and gadgets on the market that will help you work more productively, more happily and more geekily!
Flexitime is all the rage, but when you’re a one-person or few-person team, how do you break the shackles of the 9 – 5 and create a working schedule that’s better suited to your lifestyle?
Travel expenses for contractors, it’s not as simple as A to B. There are rules to follow and in this blog we’ll tell you what you can claim and what you can’t claim. As well as the 24 month rule and 40% rule which can often catch you out. Here’s what you need to know.
The first weeks and months of running your own small business can be seriously confusing, and Ian Spectre the Hector and his pals at HMRC sure don’t make it easy for the little guy! In this blog we explore estimated VAT bills – and why you need to watch out for them!
Cyber security, chances are, unless you’re a cyber security contractor, you’re unlikely to be taking all the necessary precautions. We’ve put together out top 7 tips to help keep your contracting business safe from the hackers, malware and ransomware.
Should I go freelance? It’s a question so many of us ask ourselves, especially when we’re feeling undervalued at our full time jobs. It’s hard to know if you’ll be well suited to freelancing, but we’ve developed a quiz that’ll hopefully help you decide.
A fine principle which most of us aspire to.
For Ian Spectre, however, it’s a tad inconvenient, and he attaches the same level of importance to that statement as he does to moral values. Spectre and his HMRC posse are only bound by law. This blog shines a light on HMRC’s tendency to say one thing then do another. The topic in this case is Contractor Loan Schemes.
On the 25th April 2017 the Government rushed its new Finance Bill through parliament in a staggering two hours ahead of the impending Snap General Election. This was only made possible by cutting longest Finance Bill in history in half.
Communication is the cornerstone of all great business relationships. However, communication as a skill has become increasingly difficult to master in the digital age. In this blog, we’re going to clue you in on 7 simple email writing hacks that can help you become a more effective communicator.