IR35 Private Sector Reforms: Key Points For Contractors

The IR35 reforms to the private sector are fast approaching. We've put together a breakdown to help you unpick what was recently announced.

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Freelancers lead the remote working revolution

Whilst working as a contractor, remote working is part and parcel of your lifestyle. Find out more about choosing where you work, in our blog.

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Accountants close the pay gap on Lawyers

The pay gap between chartered accountants and lawyers has narrowed to just 13.7%, the smallest gap since the financial crisis, according to an analysis by Nixon Williams, one of the leading accountancy provider to contractors.

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North East Leapfrogs London to become fastest growing region for engineering start ups

The engineering sector in the North East has surpassed London for growth over the past year, buoyed by the strength of the region’s automotive and rail sectors, according to an analysis by Nixon Williams, one of the UK’s leading accountancy providers to engineers

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Mothers lead the contracting charge

Being an increasingly popular work-style choice, it's no surprise that new mothers are taking advantage of the opportunities presented by contracting

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Contractor’s need to hold onto their cheques

A recent study shows that a startling amount of cheques are misplaced or lost, costing small business up to £740 per year.

In a recent study conducted by Barclay’s bank, it was discovered that a fifth of small business owners forget to pay in cheques at least once a week, costing them up to £740 on average

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North East the fastest growing UK region for tech start-ups after London

The North East is second only to London for growth in the number of tech enterprises over the past year, according to research by Nixon Williams, a specialist accountant for finance and banking contractors

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UK Economy Benefiting from Contractors

IPSE has recently conducted a study, exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2015, which reveals that the UK’s contractor workforce contributes around £109bn per year to the economy.

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The NHS may help IT Contractors Develop Career Longevity

The UK’s public sector is currently seeing a surge in demand for IT contractors. The NHS in particular has a great need for contractors as it attempts to update its IT systems across the...

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Recruitment Shortfall Benefits Construction Contractors

According to a new study from the REC Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), demand and daily rates for construction contractors are on the rise, as ongoing skills shortages are having a negative effect on companies

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