How contractors benefit from Brexit

Much of the debate leading into the referendum was on British economic performance, and this has continued in the months since the result. The word most currently ‘in Vogue’ has been ‘uncertainty’, something Theresa May repeated when announcing her decision to call a snap General Election in April 2017. However, whilst… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 28 April 2017

Should a contractor have a website

Here at Shield Accountancy, we love sharing nuggets of advice that we’ve accumulated over our many years in business; this time we’re focusing on websites. As a contractor, is it worth your while to have one? Well, if you want to be seen as a professional, then the answer is… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 20 April 2017

The world of startups

It wasn’t too long ago that even the word startup was hardly known, except in exclusive business circles. Now – in 2017, almost everyone has heard of entrepreneurism and many are fuelling the meteoric rise of the startup. Thanks to a greater accessibility to the web, the ingenuity of crowdfunding… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 17 April 2017

History of accounting: Medieval age

Having flourished during the time of the Roman Empire, with new ideas and a rich array of systems worked into the fabric of accounting, the collapse of the Roman Empire in much of Southern and Northern Europe brought about an age of upheaval. When the Roman Empire moved Eastward and ushered… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 13 April 2017

Dealing with late payments as a contractor

Late payment from a client is one of the worst things to happen to a contractor. You’ve worked all those hours, made sure everything is up to standard, yet you’re having to deal with a client who doesn’t think paying you on time is worth their while. So, what should… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 10 April 2017

Tech and accounting

There was a time when the good old Imperial typewriter was an accountant’s best friend, then there came the calculator, then the computer – now in 2017, we’re at time in history where technological advancements are coming thick and fast. In this post Shield Accountancy takes a look at how… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 6 April 2017

History of accounting: Ancient Rome

Ever a favourite of school children everywhere – next in our series on the history of accounting we come to Ancient Rome. The mighty empire builders of of the ancient world, and the creators of a legacy that still informs our civilisation to this day, from art and architecture to… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 3 April 2017