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How to Market Yourself as a Freelancer

It is great to be a freelancer as you will be your own boss and you can take up projects that you are interested in working on. However, you need to market yourself well in order build a good clientele. As a freelancer, you have to be an expert in your own field as well as marketing your skills. Set ... Read More »

Limited Company Vs Sole Trader

The legal setup of the business that you are planning to start is a big aspect that you need to decide. It is better to seek the services of a qualified accountant, if you are not quite sure about such matters. Benefits Sole Trader vs. Limited Company Most businesses make losses in the initial stages. If you have left a ... Read More »

New Accounting Advice Site For IT Contractors

Contract Eye Limited, a publisher of business information, has launched a brand new microsite ITCA, specifically meant for IT contractors based in the United Kingdom. This is useful for those contractors who find it necessary to hire services of specialist accounting firms. Contract Eye Limited is a highly sought after business information provider in the United Kingdom for contractors and ... Read More »

New Recruitment Rules: How Do They Affect Umbrella Companies?

In the United Kingdom, new laws that have come into force from October 2012 last year require employers to enrol their employees automatically into a pension scheme. Additionally, it is also mandatory that the employers pay minimum pension contributions to the employee’s pension fund. The minimum contribution to be made by the employers starts initially at 1% and subsequently increases ... Read More »

Should I Start A Limited Company

In the context of tax implications, it is very important to consider as to which business structure will give the best returns: sole trader, partnership between two individuals, limited company or a limited liability partnership.   The answer to the question, “should I form a limited company’, is a difficult one as every situation is different and is controlled by ... Read More »