Turning your hobby into a business

As the world of work changes, more and more people are starting their own businesses. The number of business owners in the UK has risen dramatically over the past decade, and now self-employed professionals account for 15% of the UK’s workforce. Many contract and startup businesses begin as hobbies, freelance… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 27 December 2018

5 New Year’s resolutions every limited company contractor should make

With the New Year fast approaching, now is a great time to plan ahead for the progression of your limited contract business. As a limited company contractor, you have the power and the professional image to stay ahead of many self-employed sole traders. Registering as a limited company or even… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 20 December 2018

The golden rules to taking time off as a contractor

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts are turning to the festive period. Employees will be organising their time off for this precious time of year. Unfortunately, contractors can find it difficult to request leave. Like freelancers, contractors are expected to be available around the clock – thanks to the flexibility self-employment… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 13 December 2018

Could branching out with your career leave you at risk of HMRC investigation?

It was back in 2014 that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) first began targeting those with second incomes. Known as moonlighting, many contractors and business owners start their own ventures by freelancing on the side, balancing their time and efforts between their full time roles and career ambitions. Four years… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 6 December 2018