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…

Festive and Annual Event Expenses – FAQs for Contractors and Freelancers

As we are now just a month away before the holiday season starts, our experts answer the most commonly asked questions about festive and annual event expenses: Q. Can my limited company claim festive or annual party as deductible expenses for corporation tax purposes? A. Yes. The cost of entertaining your employees, as long as…

IPSE’s Autumn Statement Predictions

Simon McVicker, Director of Policy and Public Affairs: This Autumn Statement promises to be the defining moment for the new May Government. Chancellor Philip Hammond will have to outline his vision for the UK economy post Brexit. Intrinsically Philip Hammond is considered a more fiscal conservative than it seems Mrs May is after her interventionist…

HMRC Intermediary Reporting Deadline is 5th November

Guest post by Cloud9 Umbrella: Winter is coming, and so is another HMRC deadline. The government introduced the Onshore Employment Intermediaries legislation in April 2014 to stop the use of false self-employment models where workers and employers may be avoiding paying tax and where the employer also avoids their other employment responsibilities. For the period…

HMRC opens IR35 investigation into over 100 BBC presenters

HMRC have opened an enquiry into over 100 BBC presenters who are currently, or have previously been paid through their own Personal Service Companies (PSC). This was revealed in a tribunal ruling involving BBC presenters Joanna Gosling and Tim Willcox, and HMRC. The BBC have revealed that the case relates to whether Willcox and Gosling…

How to get the best out of LinkedIn as a contractor

LinkedIn can be invaluable for contractors, particularly in terms of advertising your skills and services and being visible to hiring managers and recruiters in your sector. However, there’s more to LinkedIn than just uploading your CV, leaving it there and hoping somebody spots it. Our partners Kingsbridge have pulled together some top tips for making…