• Contractor Finding contract work on her laptop

    Finding contract work in 2016

    The importance of keeping your pipeline full It can be easy to focus on the job in hand when you begin contacting. You’re working for a new client and you become immersed in the project you are working on. As a contractor, part of your role as your own boss is to ensure that you […]

  • ContractorUK

    inniAccounts scoops “Best Contractor Accountant”

    We’re really excited to be recognised by this renowned industry award: more so given that this award is voted for by contractors across the UK. The Contractor UK Reader Awards are the only awards that are dedicated to the contracting marketplace. The Best Contractor Accountant award is the most competitive of the award categories, and […]

  • Surviving The Apprentice

    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 […]

  • Our mini-manifesto for scale-up Britain

    As a founding member of a successful business, I can’t help but be excited by the manifestoes promising more support for UK entrepreneurs. Back in 2005 when we started inniAccounts, we were actively seeking to take advantage of everything start-up Britain had to offer. From the tax breaks through to the now defunct Business Link […]

  • Team inniAccounts at the 2015 Derby 10k race

    Team inniAccounts taking the Derby 10k challenge

    The race started in the city stadium, home of the Derby County football club and followed a path around the city centre where crowds of spectators cheered on the inniAccounts team. Our camera fans spotted Matt, Paul and the rest of the team at the start. Running alongside over 6,000 athletic professionals, club members and […]

  • Make smart charity donations to reduce your tax bill

    Supporting worthy causes is worthwhile and it’s also one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to your favourite charity if you are a contractor or consultant that owns a limited company. Supporting charities through your limited company means that you can donate and sponsor causes close to your heart and reduce your corporate tax […]

  • How to raise your rates and keep your existing clients happy

    Traditionally, the year-end is the time when companies look to adjust their prices and your contractor or consultancy business should be no different. Realigning your rates with your experience, value and the market is crucial to ensure you don’t over or undervalue the service you provide to your clients; but it can strike unease into […]

  • CUK Readers' Awards 2014

    inniAccounts in Contractor UK’s 2014 Reader Awards

    Throughout December contractors across the country have been casting their votes via Contractor UK’s website. Last week the best service providers in the UK were finally revealed. The ContractorUK Awards are the only awards in the industry voted for and decided by contractors. For the second time, we’ve been rewarded for the quality of service […]

  • A startup at 10: Paul & James talk at Derbyshire Dot Net

    If you’re a .net developer and you’re near Belper, Derbyshire tomorrow night (21st Jan) why not pop in to The Old School House on Chapel Street? It’s the inaugural meeting of the Derbyshire Dot Net user group and Paul and James have been invited along to give a talk entitled ‘a startup at 10′. Paul will […]

  • Late payments – are they just part and parcel of being a contractor or consultant?

    With nearly half of owner-managed businesses experiencing cash-flow problems as a result of late payments, the research poses a stark warning to all contractors and consultants; keep a close eye on payment from your clients. Is late payment just a part of being a small business? Over 50% of owner-managed businesses seem to think so. […]