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Category: Contractors

Closing your limited company – how to do it right

If you are a contractor and are no longer supplying your services through a limited company, you’ll need to take appropriate steps to close it. It’s important that this is handled properly to avoid penalties and any impact on your future credit rating or trading

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Understanding your tax code 2021/22

Of everything we get asked about in payroll, tax code queries have got to be one of the most common. So as the clock resets on another new financial year, it’s the ideal opportunity for a refresher on tax codes, specifically on what the various

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The good umbrella company checklist

So this is a blog about how to spot a good umbrella company, written by an umbrella company. We’re bound to be biased right? But hear us out!   Imminent changes to how IR35 is applied in the private sector will make it less attractive to

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Umbrella Vs Limited Company – the true 2021 picture

The good old “Umbrella Vs Limited Company” debate has always raged on the contractor agenda, but with changes to IR35 just around the corner, this year it’s set against a very different landscape. When someone decides to work as a contractor or freelancer, one of

IR35 Early Bird offer

Pivotal changes to the IR35 tax rules from 6th April 2021  are likely to affect you if you are providing your services through a limited company in the private sector. If you are a contractor, your agency or client may well have already spoken to

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A to Z of choosing an umbrella company

Sadly there’s no such thing as a dating app to match you with your perfect umbrella company (Liquid Friday – swipe right!) and with so many to choose from these days, you really need to do your homework. We have put together an A to


HMRC and ASA join forces against tax avoidance schemes

HMRC has joined forces with Advertising Standards to act against misleading marketing by promoters of tax avoidance schemes. The joint enforcement notice aims to disrupt the activity of promoters and protect people from being presented with misleading adverts which may tempt them into tax avoidance.


How contractors can harness the power of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the top professional social networking site in the world.There are currently more than 26 million users in the UK and the number is always growing. Among them could be the hiring manager or recruitment agent who is the key to your next contract!

Engaging EU nationals post-Brexit

Businesses have certainly had a lot to contend with this year, and coming around fast is the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of December. You’ll surely have seen the Government’s media push to help businesses and individuals prepare, but it can

£500 cash boost for each Liquid Friday furloughed worker

Coronavirus. Covid-19. Social-distancing. All words that, this time last year, the vast majority of us had never heard of, much less used in our everyday conversations. “Furlough” is another such term, one which is now so familiar to employers and employees alike. Throughout the pandemic