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 […]


Update on Visa reference letters

The requirements for Visa reference letters have become more complex over the years following the introduction and subsequent future removal of the Tier 1 (General) visa category due in 2015. There are stricter criteria and proof of income required by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for other categories such as the Entrepreneur category. The change […]


Heading for the final: A World Cup recipe for success

It’s not all about the game results: the facts and trivia surrounding this year’s championships are grabbing headlines and filling the record books. So what are some of the success factors and challenges for the finalists of this year’s biggest sports event? A challenge over thousands of miles During the World Cup this summer, you’ll […]

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The business of football: 10 facts in digits

Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Football has historically been a big theme for Brazil, deeply embedded in their national culture. Since the last time the country hosted the tournament in 1950, Brazil has won the trophy 5 times, winning its well-deserved reputation of the worlds’ most successful football team. However, the bitter experience from the 1950 final when Brazil lost […]

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You’re now entering RTI nirvana

RTI FPS

Our recently launched automated payroll feature takes care of the heavy RTI lifting: it automatically issues our clients’ payslips each month, and sends a copy directly to HMRC, electronically. This means our clients can relax – every month our app will create their payslips, repay any expenses, make the correct tax and National Insurance deductions […]


Confused about IR35? Check out our new guide

If you’re a contractor you really need to ensure you’re up to date with IR35 and any impact it might have on you. Fortunately we’ve made it easy: we’ve just put the finishing touches to our no-nonesense guide to IR35. You’ll find it here.  


HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI)

You may have received a letter from HMRC introducing RTI. RTI means that from April 2013 we must tell HMRC about your income tax and National Insurance deductions each time you create a payslip, rather than waiting until the end of the year. This information will be sent to HMRC electronically, directly from the inniAccounts […]


ClearSky Goes Sky High

ClearSky Accounting = SkyHigh PricesThe hot topic on many contractor forums this month has been the news that, from 31st June, ClearSky Accounting has almost doubled its monthly subscription fee from £66 to £120. This hefty price hike applies not only to new customers but also to the current customer base (all of whom recently received a polite letter giving them the good news) and here in the inni office we’ve already switched a number of disgruntled ClearSky customers over to our online accounting service.