Happy contractors? The latest study reveals why!

More and more people in the UK are becoming contractors as each year goes by, with the current figure making up for 32% of the UK working population but numbers are expected to rise. Contractors have also helped to grow the UK’s economy over these last few years and this is mainly due to the…

K&B Christmas Party: we made it a December to remember!

We decided to end the year on a festive note by hosting a contractor Christmas Party for K&B clients and partners on Monday evening. It was great to see so many contractors turn up for a chance to mingle with our team and network with fellow contractors whilst enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Christmas drinks at…

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…

Autumn Statement 2016: how will this impact recruiters and their temporary workforce

Philip Hammond the Autumn Statement 2016, his first as Chancellor, and it has come as little surprise that the contracting industry will be significantly impacted after the announcements made on Wednesday 23rd November. Although the Chancellor did not vocalise these changes during the speech itself, there are a number of proposals that will come into…

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…