Fuss-free finances with FreeAgent

FreeAgent was designed specifically with small businesses and the self-employed in mind, with a wide range of features formulated to simplify the administration of contracting. For the second year running FreeAgent was awarded Small Business Accounting Software of the Year, at the Accounting Excellence awards. It is an excellent cloud-based accounting software that makes updating…

FreeAgent win Small Business Accounting Software for the 2nd year at the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018

On Thursday 20th September, K&B Accountancy Group were invited to join FreeAgent at the Accounting Excellence awards to celebrate another great year of innovation and growth within the accountancy technology world. Since 2010, The Accounting Excellence Awards in partnership with the ACCA, recognise the achievements of ambitious practices and inspiring technology providers within the profession…

Contractor wellbeing series: studies show self-employed have higher job satisfaction

A recent study published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, revealed that self-employed people are much happier and have more job satisfaction than employees. The research carried out by business experts from the Universities of Exeter and Sheffield showed that contractors are more engaged with their projects and find work to be more rewarding…

Busting IR35 myths: sorting the fact from the fiction

Have you heard a variety of claims about IR35 that seem to make sense but you’re just not sure if they’re true? We’ve rounded up a few common IR35 myths we’ve heard and want to debunk them for you. The legislation is complex as it is without these IR35 myths and assumptions being added to…

What to consider if you want to switch from umbrella to limited

When you first start out in contracting, working under an umbrella company is an excellent stepping-stone into the world of self-employment. But at what point should you start considering switching to a limited company? If you are new to contracting, using an umbrella company is ideal due to the minimal administration you need to manage.…