Robots in The Public Sector? 65% Think So

, 18 April 2018

Contractors in the public sector have been caught up in the IR35 madness recently, but could they soon be out of a job completely? Perhaps...

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20% of Specialist Mortgages Are For The Self Employed

, 10 April 2018

It was only a few years ago that your chance of being accepted for a self employed mortgage were slim to none. “REJECTED,” was the one word answer.

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Gig Economy Workers – You Are Losing £344 a Month!

, 08 April 2018

What would you do if you caught a pickpocket trying to sneakily pull £344 in cash out of your pocket? Turn round and punch him, maybe.

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Only 28% of Self Employed Consider Pensions to be Safe

, 03 April 2018

In a world where saving for your pension is considered “normal,” many self employed workers are raging against it.

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IR35 Online Assessment Tool…Confidence is Low

, 20 March 2018

The whole IR35 thing is controversial, we know that, but the IR35 online assessment tool on HMRC website is there to make things easier.

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“Blame The BBC,” Say The Stars

, 13 March 2018

Being a television star is mostly about glitz and glamour, but when you are hauled in the interview room at HMRC HQ, then not so much.

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Coldplay and Coronation Street Unite for The Parents

, 06 March 2018

Who are the best people in your corner when you want parental leave for the self employed? Pop singers and soap stars of course. Who else?

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“Your Taxes Are Done My Lord”

, 27 February 2018

Most contractors have to hire an accountant to do their books and taxes. What if you didn't have to do that though...what then?

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She Owes Half a Million, Thanks to IR35

, 19 February 2018

While BBC presenters might be earning a nice bit of change (all thanks to the licence payers), that hasn't stopped the IR35 crackdown.

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The Contractors, Soon To Be Under “House Arrest”

, 08 February 2018

If you have comitted no crime then wouldn't you find it strange to be tagged? Just like a “scally,” so to speak, under house arrest.

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A Contractors Guide to Working Abroad

, 01 February 2018

While there are many contracting jobs in the UK, with cities such as London and Glasgow being at the top of the list, some are looking elsewhere.

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TPAS Take Action, Contractors Confused

, 23 January 2018

A press release hit the major news hubs this week, in a big announcement that all contractors should take notice of. It was from TPAS.

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Government Break Their Pledge (Self Employed Pensions)

, 09 January 2018

We all know that not enough self employed people are saving for their retirements. Millions are going to be coming up short, unfortunately.

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30% of Gig Economy Workers Have At Least Two Jobs

, 09 January 2018

If you thought that having one job was enough then try having two. That is what around 30% of gig economy workers now have to do.

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162 Million Are Independent Workers, But…

, 19 December 2017

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, AKA IPSE, recently looked more closely at independent workers...

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Contractors…SNOW Your Rights

, 12 December 2017

The last few years have seen winters in the UK remain unusually snow free, but this year it looks like the snow is here for a while.

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