If you run a limited company, once every year you must update Companies House with a snapshot of information relating to your company's affairs. This is achieved via the Annual Return form (AR01). … [more]
Are you a Professional Contractor or Freelancer?
Very few people regret their decision to break with traditional employment and start out on their own. Our site provides all the information you'll need to operate a successful professional contracting business - whether you're thinking of taking the plunge, or if you're a seasoned pro.
With the General Election just weeks away, we look at how the major parties' policies have affected the contracting industry and ask you to take part in our election poll. … [more]
An industry group is urging contractors to make their voices heard over Government plans to restrict subsistence and travel expense claims for umbrella company employees. … [more]
The end of the tax year is fast approaching, which means you may be thinking about making a few resolutions to help you run your business better over the next 12 months. … [more]
Keeping accurate accounting records is an essential task for every successful contractor. Not only can you ensure that you stay on the right side of the taxman, but you should also be able to see exactly what your financial situation is at any moment … [more]
The Government is to take action against employment businesses who abuse expenses tax relief rules, and aims to create a 'level playing field' for umbrella payroll providers. But will contractors be affected? … [more]
Here are the main points from today's Budget - with particular reference to those changes which affect contractors and the contracting industry as a whole. … [more]
With the Budget now less than a week away, contractors are looking on with interest to see what next steps the Government will announce regarding its plans to tighten rules on travel and subsistence reliefs for ‘overarching contracts of employment’. … [more]
It is not unusual for contractors to take time out, either for an extended holiday, to carry out a period of research and training, or if new work is hard to find. You may even have decided to take a permanent job. So, what should you do with your … [more]
Responding to a parliamentary written question last month, the Treasury has revealed that the direct tax yield from IR35 investigations remains negligible, but is there more to the figures than meets the eye? … [more]