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    5 common Self-Assessment mistakes to avoid

    For the directors of limited companies, the yearly Self-Assessment Tax Return can be a minefield, fraught with confusing terms and routinely put off to the last minute. HMRC are becoming increasingly vigilant of mistakes, and if they have reason to believe there are any intentional errors, it can be costly. To help you avoid the common pitfalls, take a look at these five mistakes that are frequently made whilst completing tax returns.

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    Saving 101 for contractors

    A decent nest egg is a valuable asset to ensuring your success as a contractor. To manage any occasional business lulls, keep yourself cushioned against unexpected difficulties and benefit if you later stop contracting, retire or chose to pursue a new business venture – you need to ensure you have viable savings. Take a look at our beginner’s guide to kick-start your savings now.

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    How to make the most of a summer lull

    Around this time of year, many contractors and freelancers will see a slow down in their incoming work. With all that new free time it’s easy for self-doubt to creep in. However, a summer lull is a perfect time to work on refocusing your company. Here’s how you can continue to thrive during your summer downtime.

  • How to prep for a guilt-free holiday

    How to prep for a guilt-free holiday

    For the most part, being a contractor or freelancer affords greater flexibility in your work patterns. Yet a vast majority of contractors are guilty of not taking a break or even worse of feeling guilty when they do. Our Senior Accountant Chris takes a look at how formulating a strategy for your holidays can ensure your business continues to thrive while you enjoy a guilt-free vacation.

  • Throw a party and save tax this summer

    Throw a party and save tax this summer

    Enjoying the fantastic summer weather? Ready for a break and a celebration? Many Limited Company owners are unaware that HMRC allows you to reward your employees (and their partners) with annual events; such as a summer party. So, why not throw some sausages on the BBQ, host a picnic, get the sound system blaring by a pool and claim the costs.

  • 4 things to know about working internationally

    4 things to know about working internationally

    One of the major benefits of working as a contractor or freelancer, is the additional flexibility it offers. As technology continues to evolve, more and more professionals are moving away from traditional on-site commitments to working remotely – allowing you to connect you with clients all over the world, or even to move your base abroad.

  • Make flexibility your next career choice

    Make flexibility your next career choice

    Dreaming of a summer break in Russia watching the World Cup Final? A cycling trip around Tuscany? Or just fantasising about having more time to do the things you love with the people that matter? Maybe it’s time to shape your career around you and your life, rather than the corporate ladder.

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    Automating our data has fuelled innovation

    Laura, our Operations Coordinator, takes a look at how we’ve been streamlining our data to help us fuel innovation, solve problems and focus on what is important to both our clients and our business.