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, to increase productivity. 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…

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…

Budget highlights for contractors and freelancers

On Wednesday, the 2016 Budget was presented to MPs in the House of Commons. This year’s Budget has reiterated the government’s intention to clamp down on those they perceive to be avoiding taxes. We are yet to receive definitive information on many of the topics relating to contractors and the self-employed; however, the imminent release…

Our relationship with IPSE has grown stronger

K&B Accountancy Group has been affiliated and accredited accountants with IPSE (The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed – formerly PCG) since 2012. We are delighted that our relationship with IPSE has grown stronger this month, and we have become official Accountancy Partners. With 21,000 members, IPSE is the largest association of independent professionals in…

Looking ahead to 6 April 2016 – do you know what is about to change?

As discussed in our February article, ‘What are HMRC changing in legislation for Travel and Subsistence?’, from 6 April 2016, the government have decided to bring in legislation that will affect our expanding temporary workforce in the United Kingdom. In the Cloud9 Umbrella/K&B Accountancy Group offices, we are finding that many contractors are still in…