Contractors – heroes or villains?

The formation of a Select Committee to examine the impact, good and bad, of personal service companies for tax collection in the UK, has recently been announced. Calling for the inquiry, Lord Myners (former City […]

UK business confidence hits 10-year high

The latest Institute of Chartered Accountants / Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor survey results show business confidence has risen to the highest point recorded in the 10 years that the survey has been running. No longer […]

Contractor demand surge… November report round up

A raft of positive reports and statistics for the self-employed has been published during November… Once again demand for contractors has reached a new six-year high, with figures for October, according to the latest REC/KPMG […]

HMRC Webinars – 7th December

In tandem with Small Business Saturday, HMRC is offering a series of live, one hour webinars on 7 December, aimed at individuals who have started their own enterprise or are about to. Timings and topics […]

The average marriage lasts for 11 years… but we stay with our bank for 17!

The reason for this is generally thought to be the hassle involved in switching. However, if you’re unhappy with the service you receive from your bank, you can now change accounts more easily, as a […]

Contracting through your limited company

Contracting through your limited company can be a relatively simple thing to do and gives you fantastic freedom to work when you want to. However, there are still certain things you should consider or be […]

Attractive mortgage deals for contractors

It would appear that the recent easing in the mortgage market is filtering through to contractor mortgages. We’re aware of providers offering specific contractor mortgages, with affordability calculated on a daily rate basis, over 46 […]

Good news / bad news for contractors?

IT contractor pay increases fueled by demand Pay rates for contractors, across six areas of IT work, have increased by between 7.6% and 12.5%, compared with last year, according to a report by Computer People. […]