Accounts & Tax

IR35 freelance tax changes will go ahead in April 2021 – are you ready?

MPs vote through IR35 tax reform, bringing thousands of freelance contractors within PAYE for the first time

Government Grants

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme now open for applications

HMRC has opened the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, where freelancers and contractors can apply up to 80% of lost earnings in a £7,500 lump sum


More than four in 10 businesses could phase out contractors due to IR35

A number of business owners said that they will take 'drastic action' when procuring contractors because of incoming IR35 rules

Accounts & Tax

The contractor umbrella scheme and how to choose one

Contractors need to know how best to navigate IR35 legislation and what to look out for. Key to that process, Julia Kermode, chief executive of the FCSA offers some advice on choosing a contractor umbrella scheme.

Accounts & Tax

Seven in ten contractors stressed by managing accounts

Seven in ten contractors are most stressed out by their financial accounts, with nearly three quarters doing all their own accounting.


Only 8 per cent of freelancers and contractors prefer to work completely remotely

New research reveals just eight per cent of freelancers and contractors prefer to work completely remotely.


Majority of public sector contractors pass IR35 assessment

New reports find 89 per cent of public sector contractors have 'passed' rigorous IR35 assessments, since April, the month of IR35 reform.


Most contractors believe their input is needed for accurate IR35 decisions

Research highlights that UK contractors do not believe accurate IR35 decisions can be made without their input.

Accounts & Tax

IR35: Contractor tax adviser issues caution over NHS U-turn

Comment from Qdos Contractor highlights the need for caution regarding The NHS's U-turn over making blanket IR35 determinations for its locum and contractor workers.


Contractors shying away from taking sick days

The majority of contractors have not taken a sick day in the past two years, research finds.

Setting up a company

The contractor who started a business for contractors

IT contractor Dave Chaplin started a website to help others when IR35 tax legislation arrived in 1999. Here, he talks about setting up and growing the company.

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace