How does a hung parliament affect contractors

When Theresa May called a snap General Election, it was with the intention of growing her majority in Parliament. A large majority would not only have acted as a personal mandate but would have given her greater authority over her own party too. At the time it was considered a shrewd… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 29 June 2017

The costs of digital tax

Anyone who has ever had to fill out their own return can attest to how annoying it can be when HMRC’s site isn’t working like it’s supposed to. The thought of self-employed workers having to file as many as five returns per year seems beyond the pale. Like most government efficiency… View Article
Shield Accountancy Shield Accountancy , 26 June 2017

How to successfully manage being a single parent contractor

Working in a freelance capacity is both fun and stressful. Juggling different tasks, continually communicating with a variety of clients is exciting, but of course it has its headache inducing moments. For parents, especially single parents, it can sometimes prove difficult to keep the life/work balance from falling into pandemonium…. View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 15 June 2017

NHS & Network Rail U-Turn on IR35

  Since its inception, the IR35 ruling has drawn criticism from independent contractors. In April 2017, several new changes were made to IR35, specifically concerning the public sector.These changes have been significant and have triggered what some may term a revolt – and an exodus of workers heading for the private sector…. View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 12 June 2017