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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
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    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
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    Contractors: How to make the most of your foreign currency payments

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Mar 16, 2017
    Many freelancers and contractors earn a living by doing work for clients all over the world, meaning they get paid in different currencies. Although this is often a complicated transaction, it doesn’t have to be. Below are a few tips for being paid in a different currency.
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    Incoming minimum wage increase for UK workers

    by Scott Brown | Mar 13, 2017
    As of 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage is set to increase to £7.50 an hour. The increase was announced in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s annual Autumn Statement last year. Hammond said he hopes to get the minimum wage to £9 an hour by 2020.
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    Spring Budget 2017: Summary points

    by Scott Brown | Mar 08, 2017
    On 8 March 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. It was notably shorter than the Autumn Statement delivered in November 2016, but there are still some key points you should take note of. See our summary below.
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    Pay less tax: Choose the right contractor accountant

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Feb 21, 2017
    Choosing an accountant is a critical decision for any contractor. A good accountant is an asset to your business, handling your affairs efficiently and ensuring that you stay compliant with ever-changing legislation. Below, we highlight five crucial factors you should consider before taking the plunge.
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    Don’t get duped! The ultimate guide to tax refunds scams in the UK

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Jan 16, 2017
    Whether it’s a bogus email or a fake phone call, scammers have more than a few tricks up their sleeves to get their hands on your personal details and your hard-earned money. Well fear not, with our up-to-date list of known scams we’ll help you spot a scam from a mile away.
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    How to boost your tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 16, 2016
    Every year more than 3,5 million people in the UK pay too much tax. You could be eligible for a refund if you have overpaid your tax over the past four tax years. Ensure that you claim back all the money that is owed to you by using the tips below.
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    Taking the leap: What you should know about limited company setup

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 01, 2016
    Forming a limited company can be a positive step for your business. It provides you with limited liability, tax efficiency and a professional image. However, the finances, accounts and taxes of a limited company require a somewhat different management approach than those of an individual. Below are a few things you need to watch out for when you decide to incorporate.
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    How to check if you’re on the right tax code

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 31, 2016
    It may look like a random assortment of numbers and letters, but your tax code plays a vital role in determining how much of your hard-earned cash you have to hand over to HMRC. Here’s how to check that you aren’t paying more than you should.
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    How to create a VAT invoice

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 11, 2016
    Whether you are a freelancer, a sole-trader or a contractor in the UK, it’s essential to know how to create a valid VAT invoice. We share a few basic facts and tips to help you out.
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    IT contractors in the UK are living the dream

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 11, 2016
    In the last 12 months, the average IT contractor day rates have increased by over 9%. That’s almost double the year-on-year growth experienced by those of us who work for a boss.
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  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-running-from-deadline
    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • happy-man-with-pounds
    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • heart calculator desk cash
    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • work environment
    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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