Philip Hammond’s delivery of the government’s first Spring Statement proved to be a short, snappy affair today. While there were no major tax and spending changes, we did get an insight into what the government will be focusing on over the next six months and a few signals of what’s likely to come in Autumn. Thankfully, there were no surprises in store for contractors and consultants.
It’s National Apprenticeship Week and the theme this year is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. This aims to showcase how apprenticeships are working for individuals, employers, the community and the wider economy as a whole. To celebrate, we’ve taken a quick look at how apprenticeships are working for us here at inniAccounts.
Both in and outside of work, you’ll find our team having fun and getting involved with the local community. Every year we take part in the Derby 10K run. The event is hosted by Sporting Futures. They’re a unique charitable organisation that successfully works in Derbyshire. This year we’ve set up a Just Giving page in the hopes of raising some much-deserved funds for Sporting Futures. If you’d like to contribute to our collection, we’d be hugely appreciative.
On average, contractors, consultants and other independent professionals spend over 110 hours per year on their accounts. That’s a lot of time to spend on fiddly administration when you could be working on contracts, finding new clients or simply enjoying the time instead. Thankfully, with the right tools at your disposal, managing your accounts has never been simpler.
A growing proportion of us – contractors and freelancers are contracting as part of grand plan. So the big question today is what’s your grand plan? As contractors and freelancers, we’re an innovative bunch – always looking to find new contracts and emerging niches within our specialisms to move into.
We’re absolutely thrilled to receive the award for 2017 Practice Excellence Pioneers at the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards. The awards are the most prestigious in the accounting industry calendar and we’ve been recognised for our unique approach to combining customer service and online innovation, to help change the future direction of the accountancy industry.
We’re excited to announce that today sees the launch of our in-app receipt capture. With this new feature, you’ll be able to store and capture electronic copies of your receipts within the inniAccounts software.
Over the last few weeks we’ve examined April’s IR35 application changes (off-payroll working rules), the reaction from the public sector, agencies and the contracting community as a whole as well as the potential impact for limited companies, independent professionals and their contracts. To round off our ‘Getting on with IR35’ series, we take a look at how we at inniAccounts can help contractors going forwards.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve analysed the impacts of the IR35 application changes on both the public sector and the contracting market. As we approach the end of our IR35 series, we take a look at the likelihood of the public sector application changes being rolled out to the private sector and how this might impact independent professionals and their future contracts.
According to IPSE’s latest Freelancer Confidence Index, 59% of contractors are wary of the economic conditions ahead – including significant concerns over application changes to IR35 in the public (off-payroll working rules) and, at a later date potentially, private sector. But this needn’t be the case. With a firm understanding of IR35, you can hold open conversations and negotiate your contracts to ensure you’re getting what’s best for you.