New dividend tax changes from 6th April 2016

Some contractors are even asking if it is financially viable to work for themselves with all the changes and if the dividend tax will wipe out any financial benefits gained by working for yourself. In this article, we’ll give you the facts around the dividend tax changes as well as some examples to show you […]


Surviving The Apprentice

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I’ll be the first to admit that The Apprentice isn’t my usual cup of tea. It’s Dragon’s Den, or better still The Fixer which bring much warmth, comfort and hope to my autumnal evenings. However, I did tune in to The Apprentice last night, and successfully resisted the urge to post on every social media […]


In the news: Head for the Clouds

As your company grows it requires more support and advice from your accountant. Select your supplier wisely and consider how your business relationship can affect your changing circumstances. In this post James talks you through eight important factors to consider before nominating an accountancy service for your company. You need a trusted advisor for everything from the technical day-to-day support, to advanced […]


In the news: Summer Budget 2015: SME Reaction To The National Living Wage

“I think that many business owners who were geared up to help drive Britain’s productivity and get people working, will have lost interest because they will see little incentive to do so from yesterday’s budget. The drop in Corporation Tax and an increase in Employment Allowance go some way but they are counter-balanced by the […]


In the news: Budget 2015: Lots for business, little for tech

In this article on ITPro – the site for IT analyses and business insight, our co-founder James, along with other small business leaders expresses his opinion on this year’s budget reforms. See James’ comment on the apprenticeships reform, and many more comments from small business leaders in the full post on ITpro.


In the news: To contract, or not to contract?

Some contracts open doors for you to earn more, make valuable professional contacts or improve your skill set and experience. Fixed term contracts are an attractive alternative to unemployment and contract rates might even be higher than the ongoing rate. Being a contractor gives you access to lucrative projects or specific clients not easily reachable otherwise. Through contracting you will also expand your […]


In the news: Capital Gains Tax – a timely guide for contractors

What is Capital Gains Tax and when does it apply? Capital Gains Tax (CGT) was first introduced back in 1965 by James Callaghan, the-then chancellor in Harold Wilson’s Labour government. The original aim was to prevent tax avoidance in the form of people switching their income into capital. With the Summer 2015 Budget around the […]


The contractor’s guide to the 2015 Summer Budget

The highlights First, let’s focus on the positive take outs for contractors: Corporation tax reduction Corporation tax (the tax on your company’s profits) will fall from 20% to 18% by 2020. Increased personal allowance The personal tax-free allowance will increase from £10,800 to £11,000 in April, ultimately rising to £12,500 by 2020. Increased higher rate […]


In the news: Business And Technology Sectors React To Summer Budget 2015

“As an employer and founder of a tech business that wants to grow, I really welcome the apprenticeship reform. It pains me to see ‘training’ firms punt young people and apprenticeships as cheap labour. We see them as a vital part of our lifeblood, the next generation that will move our businesses on. Investment in the […]