Why freelancers need a pension

As a freelancer, pensions might not be at the front of your mind, but with an aging population and an increasingly insecure economic outlook, you might want to think again. With an aging population, funding pensions has been front and centre of the government’s agenda in recent years. The advent of auto enrolment represents their […]

The benefits of co-founding a business

Starting a business can be a lonely and stressful experience. That’s why sometimes two heads can be better than one. Launching a new business can be an exciting but lonely process. As a solo founder, there’s a lot of pressure coming onto your shoulders and making the right decision can be difficult. That’s why it […]

Seven truths about your Credit Rating

Most of us have one but not everyone really understands how it works. Getting to grips with your credit score can be worthwhile. If you’ve ever applied for a loan, mortgage, taken out a mobile phone contract or rented a property, the chances are you’ve had to go through a credit check. These are our […]

Protect your business from fraud

Business fraud is becoming more common and more complicated. Here’s how you keep yourself as safe as possible. Has COVID-19 made your business more vulnerable to fraud. According to a recent study over a third of businesses said they had seen an increase in fraud over the previous year and three quarters said they felt […]

The future of payments: A changing landscape

Digital technology has revolutionised the payments industry in a very short time, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. In a relatively short space of time payments has gone from a relatively little considered aspect of financial services to one of the most exciting, diverse and challenging sectors around. Arriving on the scene at the same […]

How to support local businesses

Local and independent businesses have been amongst the hardest hit during the pandemic. Here’s how you can do your bit to keep them open. The pandemic has been difficult for businesses of all kinds. However, while larger retailers have been able to fall back on ecommerce, the same is not always true for independent retailers […]

Five steps to strong cybersecurity for your business

Fighting back against the cyber criminals could be easier than you expect if you follow these five steps. Cybercrime is a growing threat with businesses of all sizes coming under the microscope. However, it is small businesses who possibly have most to fear. Firstly, they will be less able to absorb the costs of a […]

How not to mess up your taxes as a freelancer

Death and taxes – two things which are unavoidable and two things that often involve an accountant. We can’t help you avoid the former, but we can help you with the latter. Becoming a freelancer comes with all sorts of obstacles. One of the most difficult will be doing your taxes. This can be particularly […]

Tips for filling out your Tax Return when you’re self employed

The first time you fill out a tax return can be daunting, so here are a few tips to make it easier and ensure you don’t end up paying more than you should. It’s the time of year that even seasoned freelancers often dread – tax time. No sooner are you done with new year […]

How to make a remote business that works

Remote or hybrid working is becoming the new norm. Here’s how to ensure your business makes the most of it. Even before the pandemic, remote working was on the rise, but COVID-19 turned things up a notch. Overnight, the way we work was transformed and all the signs suggest things will never go back to […]