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Trades 11 Jul 2024

What do I do if a client is unhappy with my work?

It’s a situation every tradesperson dreads: your client isn’t happy with the result of your hard work. Mistakes and misunderstandings…

Trades 04 Jul 2024

10 top tips for keeping your tools safe

The tools you work with are an essential part of your business and likely one of the biggest investments you’ve…

Contractors 24 Jun 2024

IR35 and sole traders: 2024 guide

“Is my sole trader business at risk because of IR35?” If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Many…

Contractors 23 Jun 2024

Is IR35 Insurance worth it?

One of the greatest obstacles if you’re a contractor, recruiter or end client that engages with contractors, is dealing with…

Contractors 11 Jun 2024

What does the General Election mean for the IR35 reforms in 2024?

With another General Election on the horizon, the political landscape is once again filled with debates, manifestos, and promises. For…

Partner News 30 Apr 2024

Meet Kingsbridge at Accountex 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re exhibiting at the upcoming Accountex event at The ExCel London, 15th-16th May. What is…

IR35 Hub 08 Apr 2024

Navigating the Offset Rules with confidence

As businesses adapt to the changes brought about by the 2023 Autumn Statement and the introduction of the offset mechanism,…

Contractors 04 Mar 2024

IR35 reforms highlighted as core issue in PAC review of HMRC performance: a deep dive

In a critical examination, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meticulously assessed HMRC’s performance in 2022-23, placing particular emphasis on its…

IR35 Hub 14 Feb 2024

What does outside IR35 mean?

What does outside IR35 mean? To answer that, we need to look at what IR35 is and how it has…

IR35 Hub 05 Feb 2024

How to decide which IR35 tool is best for your business

Off-payroll IR35 laws are coming into force in April, and end clients and recruiters need to act now to prepare.…

Contracting Life 08 Jan 2024

How to avoid January self-assessment stress

January is well and truly upon us. Most of us have completed our first full week back in work and…

Contracting Life 06 Jan 2024

Contractor, sole trader or employee: what`s the difference?

Taking the decision to go self-employed can be a difficult one. After all, there are so many variables that you…

Contractor Guides 22 Dec 2023

How to start your career as a self-employed IT contractor

IT contractors have never been in more demand than they are right now, so if you’ve been toying with the…

Contractors

How can I avoid an IR35 tax investigation by HMRC?

It’s understandable that, as a contractor, the last thing you want is to be investigated by HMRC for IR35. We’re…

Partner News

Kingsbridge Wholesale at Broker Expo 2023

At Kingsbridge Wholesale, we know that building relationships is a crucial part of success. That’s why events like Broker Expo…

Contractor Guides

What is the difference between a sole trader and a limited company?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be seen as financial advice. You should consult with your…

IR35 Hub

Why PSC contractors require business insurance

Picture this: you are a successful Personal Services Company (PSC) contractor, but just when you think you have everything under…

IR35 Hub

What should you expect from the IR35 Consultation?

A little over three months ago, the UK government announced it would conduct a consultation on off-payroll working (IR35) rules.  …

Partner News

Kingsbridge Wholesale – A new view on the market

At Kingsbridge Wholesale, we celebrated our first year of trade in April. It was a promising and impressive formative year.…

IR35 Hub

Kingsbridge obtain latest CEST usage data

New information reveals that HMRC’s CEST tool, was unable to provide an answer regarding a contractor’s IR35 status over 278,000…

Contractors

Inside vs Outside IR35 a Positive Outlook

Operating through a Personal Service Company (PSC) and working outside IR35 provides contractors with a wealth of benefits. For instance,…

Contractors

Introduction to Statement of Work (SoW): What it is, and isn`t

This is a guest post from Stuart Juggins, founder of Aardent. You can find more information about who Aardent are…

Contractor Guides

What if I get injured at work?

For any contractor who has previously been in traditional employment, you probably didn’t think that much about what would happen…

Contracting Life

5 Essential Skills Every Contractor Should Have

Don’t panic if you don’t have all of the skills below yet. These are just a few of the many…

Contracting Life

7 reasons to quit your job and become a freelancer

Are you thinking about a job change? It might be slightly better pay, but will you feel truly satisfied? If…

Contracting Life

11 productivity hacks every freelancer should know

When you start working for yourself you can start to feel overwhelmed when it comes to managing your productivity throughout…

Contractor Guides

How every contractor can benefit from Professional Indemnity insurance

We’ve no doubt that you’ve heard of Professional Indemnity insurance before. You may know it by a different name; errors…

IR35 Hub

Small businesses could cause big problems for unaware PSCs

Contractors operating Personal Service Companies (PSC) are likely well aware of the need to be vigilant when it comes to…

IR35 Hub

Navigating Off-Payroll Rules: Insights and Challenges for Businesses

One of the biggest challenges facing the contracting industry in recent years has been the implementation of the IR35 Off-Payroll…

Contracting Life

Is becoming an energy contractor a good move?

If you’re working in the energy sector but getting tired of working for someone else, you might be starting to…