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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
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    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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    6 simple ways for SMEs to cut costs

    by 1st Contact | Feb 05, 2015
    Cost management for small businesses and contractors is vital, but knowing where to cut down without negatively affecting the quality of your products/services or the efficiency of your business is not particularly easy.
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    4 reasons why IT contractors have it good in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Feb 03, 2015
    Gone are the days when people worked for the same company for 35 years to receive a gold watch or certificate at the end of their careers.
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    Why you should submit your Self Assessment tax return now

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Dec 17, 2014
    Haven’t submitted your Self Assessment tax return yet? Here’s why you should do it now before it’s too late.
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    Auto enrolment: What you need to know

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 12, 2014
    Workplace pension laws have changed and the government has made it compulsory for all employees to be enrolled into a pension scheme by their employers.
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    9 tips for first-time IT contractors

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Nov 06, 2014
    With Freelancers’ Day fast approaching, we thought it would be the ideal time to offer tips and advice for those IT workers considering moving over into self-employment. Here are our top tips for making a success of your IT contracting career.
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    Your guide to the rent-a-room scheme

    by John Dunn | Oct 23, 2014
    Did you know that you can receive up to £4,250 per annum in tax-free income by renting out a furnished room in your home?
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    Everything you need to know before leaving the UK

    by John Dunn | Oct 21, 2014
    So your time in the UK has come to an end and you’ve decided to pack your belongings and move back home. These three tips will take you safely home with money to spare.
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    Healthcare benefits for contractors

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Oct 09, 2014
    Many permanent employees have access to health or medical cover as part of their employment package. But if you’re self-employed, can you (and should you) pay for things like healthcare insurance, gym memberships and medical expenses through your limited company?
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    7 unusual taxes imposed through the ages

    by 1st Contact | Aug 19, 2014
    At 1st Contact Tax Refunds, we like to take a break from the norm and showcase the lighter side of business matters. Tax may have been around since ancient times, but it’s not without it’s fair share of oddities. Here are seven unusual taxes imposed through the ages.
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    UK Treasury may strip non-resident migrants of tax-free allowance

    by 1st Contact | Aug 15, 2014
    The UK is looking to clamp down on the benefits received by temporary migrants. If the Treasury’s proposal goes through, temporary workers from outside the UK will no longer receive their £10,000 tax-free personal allowance.
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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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