To ensure your contracts fall outside the scope of IR35, you need to have an IR35 compliant written contract in place, and ensure that your working practices mirror the terms of the contract. One of the best ways to add strength to your proof of … [more]
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Changing accountants can be a challenging time for company directors, even if the handover process goes smoothly. In this article, we ask if there is an optimum time of year to move to a new firm. … [more]
Despite recent changes to IR35, which in most cases means contractors’ clients are tasked with assessing IR35 status, it remains in a contractor’s best interests to ensure their compliance and that the service they provide is genuinely outside of … [more]
As a company director, your accountant is likely to be your most important and trusted source of professional expertise while running your business. But what happens if things go wrong? … [more]
In the fast-paced landscape of modern business, Service Level Agreements have emerged as indispensable tools, especially for businesses offering outsourced services, technology or software-related solutions. … [more]
When incorporating a new UK private limited company, directors must register Articles of Association with Companies House. These Articles set out the company's internal governance 'rule book'. Here we explain what the Model Articles contain, and … [more]
Many of us have a financial formula in mind that allows us to keep the lights on and the roof over our heads day-to-day. No matter how you track your finances (e.g. using pots, spreadsheets or a notebook), understanding what's happening with your … [more]
As a result of the April 2021 Off Payroll changes, more individuals than ever are using umbrella companies. In an unregulated industry, the consequences of choosing an unscrupulous provider can be severe. … [more]
Most contractors work via limited companies. Aside from the tax benefits this structure offers its shareholders, the liability of directors is also limited. … [more]
With tales of malpractice by some unscrupulous umbrella companies coming to light over the past few months, what can you do to make sure that your payslips aren't hiding any hidden (possibly unlawful) deductions? … [more]