Web tools and applications to increase productivity

This article focuses on web tools and applications that could have a major impact on the way you operate as a freelancer. Some, if not all, may not be relevant to your specific line of work. However, it is still fascinating to know what’s out there… Social Media Social media is free and a quick…

Are you suited to a Personal Service Company?

Umbrella or Personal Service Company Contractors working through an umbrella company are unable to claim tax relief on travel and subsistence, if they are subject to Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC). The change in legislation came into place on the 6th April 2016. With a large majority of umbrella workers previously claiming travel and subsistence,…

The 6th of April is here – entering the new world of contracting

A guest article from our sister company Cloud9 Umbrella What has changed? The Spring Budget 2016 has confirmed there will be restrictions for contractors who are claiming travel, subsistence and accommodation expenses, starting from 6 April. From now on, Cloud9 Umbrella will have to assess all of our workers, and determine their Supervision, Direction or…