We have been nominated for The ContractorUK Awards 2016!

As the end of the year approaches, it is a special moment to reflect upon the achievements of the past year. With that in mind, we are pleased to inform that both K&B Accountancy Group and Cloud9 Umbrella have been nominated for the Best Contractor Accountant (Small/Medium) Award and Best Umbrella Company Award respectively by…

What does the Autumn Statement mean for contractors?

Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement 2016, his first as Chancellor of the Exchequer and we’ve summarised the main announcements relating to contractors: 1. VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) A new Vat flat rate of 16.5% will be introduced from April 2017 for contractors who have little expenses. For example, an affected IT contractor with…

Paperless accounting – improving the way we work online with our clients

We have made further improvements to the way we communicate with our clients online. Paperless accounting is designed to make contracting hassle-free, our cloud accounting platforms help you manage your accounts on the move, anytime, anywhere. Our K&B OpenSpace, powered by IRIS, is an easy and secure way for clients to work with our accountants…

More and more UK millennial graduates are becoming contractors – find out why!

The number of contractors and freelancers in the United Kingdom is on the rise and according to IPSE, there are now over 1.9 million flexible workers in the UK. This figure has increased tremendously since 2008, by a staggering 36 per cent. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the number of graduates turning…

Reassurance for EU nationals working in the United Kingdom

We are delighted to be working with contractors who originate from an assortment of countries throughout Europe. Having spoken to some, it’s clear that Brexit has raised a variety of concerns regarding their futures. This week the government released a post online (.gov.uk) to reassure European nationals about their future in the United Kingdom. The…

Euro 2016 competition – Portugal v France

Who will win the Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France? We are running a new competition to celebrate the Euro 2016 final. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our previous Euro 2016 competitions, and congratulations to Mark Funnell and Jamie King who have both won Amazon vouchers. The final on Sunday…