Highlights of Spring Budget 2017 for Contractors

The eagerly anticipated Spring Budget has already come and gone and whilst we were expecting most of the changes, there were a few announcements which will be affecting the self-employed.  With so many changes coming into effect this April, we’ve summarised the main highlights from the spring budget which may be more relevant to contractors…

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…

New research reveals more reasons to become self-employed

Following on from our ‘Happy Contractors’ article, new research now reveals further evidence to support the point that contractors are happier in the workplace than their permanent counterparts. Entering the world of contracting may seem like a big step to take but the benefits it offers often outweigh any challenges. New research, conducted by a…

Contractors: How to achieve a good work-life balance

Whether you’re a freelancer or a contractor working 9-5, we are all guilty of working late from time to time; often neglecting our life outside of work. It’s essential to create boundaries between your work and your personal life with a healthy work-life balance but sometimes situations arise where it becomes quite easy to overstep…

Contractors should prepare for a spotlight on taxes

This article originally appeared in IPSE Magazine issue 59. IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the UK’s largest representative body for the self-employed community, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independent professionals. We exist to support and enable our members, and the wider population of self-employed, through a range of support services,…

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…