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…

HMRC wins first IR35 case in seven years against former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd

Former BBC presenter, Christa Ackroyd has lost her legal battle with HMRC and is now facing a fine of £419,151 in outstanding income tax and national insurance contributions covering tax years: 2006/07 to 2012/13. This ruling made by the first tier tribunal (FTT) was based on the judgement that despite Ackroyd working through a PSC…

Market update – a very merry Christmas for contractors

In the latest Report on Jobs released by the REC/IHS Markit, the past month has been favourable for contractors. Data gathered from consultants and employers revealed that temp billings and pay rates saw a healthy increase for temporary staff. The growth of temp billings was, in fact, the sharpest rise reported in 2 years. Around…

Increasing cyber security attacks push contractor IT roles in demand

ContractorUK has identified three large areas where IT contractors’ skills will be required the most this year – one of which is information security and governance. Additionally, IT roles that will be most sought after this year includes security engineers, security consultants and security analysts to name a few. This is most likely due to…

K&B Accountancy Group launches new rewards scheme for clients

Here at K&B Accountancy Group, we understand that there is more to life than just contracting. That is why we are launching ‘Kingsley Hamilton Lifestyle’ – an exclusive rewards scheme for our clients. The rewards scheme is a way for our clients to create a better balance in work and life. A better work-life balance…

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…