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Small business owners reveal what drives them
A brand new study has shone light on what drives small business owners’ sense of ambition. Let’s take a look
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Buy-to-let mortgage activity halves following stamp duty changes
Buy-to-let mortgage activity has fallen by half since April 2016, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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Debt collection just got harder for the self-employed
Debt collection for the self-employed will be seriously affected by the new Pre-Action Protocol rules. These will come into effect
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Why contractors could be the answer to the skills shortage
The UK is currently facing a professional skills shortage. It’s estimated that there are around 750,000 vacancies in the UK
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Small business borrowing is on the up
Small business borrowing has risen sharply in spite of political factors including an unfavourable budget and the triggering of Article 50.
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Why freelancers and small businesses make the perfect match
When it comes to mutually beneficial working practices, freelancers and small businesses are the perfect pair. Online freelancer community People
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5 things buy-to-let landlords frequently forget when budgeting
To succeed as a buy-to-let landlord, you need to keep a tight rein when budgeting. But, there are so many factors
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Company landlord numbers hit record levels
The total number of homes rented by company landlords has hit record levels. One in five residential buy-to-let properties are owned by
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Contractor ISA comes with 25% withdrawal penalty
Self-employed workers will be hit by a 25% penalty when withdrawing funds from the new contractor ISA for ‘unauthorised’ reasons before the
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What will the general election mean for small businesses?
Small businesses must prepare for disruption thanks to the impending general election. It will delay the implementation of various small
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IT contractor demand hits new heights
Contractors are becoming increasingly more valuable for businesses, with demand for IT contractors hitting a 14-month high in recent months.
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Overcome your freelancer fears with FreeAgent
FreeAgent can help you face your freelancer fears and get started in the industry. Even if you don’t have extensive
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Should you hire employees or freelancers?
So, you’ve reached the stage where you can’t go it alone any longer, and there’s only one question in your
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Contractor IR35 changes will harm public sector, warns survey
Contractors believe changes to IR35 will limit public sector innovation and reduce competitiveness, according to a new survey. Survey results Harvey
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Small businesses sent inaccurate rates bills from councils
Small businesses have been asked by councils to pay significantly inaccurate business rate bills. This is with the promise of
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