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    Working via an umbrella company – the pros and cons

    Although most professional contractors work via limited companies, a significant percentage prefer to (or have to) work through umbrella companies. Here we look at the pros and cons of contracting via an umbrella.

  • Guide to working from a garden office for start-ups

    Most new businesses are started from home. But with space at a premium and other pressures – such as COVID-19 – making households busier than ever, might buying a garden offer a solution for your…

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    How to find a serviced office to suit your business

    If your new business needs staff straight away, then you may find choosing the right office space difficult. In this guide, we look at the benefits a serviced office could provide and give some tips…

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    What are the legal implications if you can’t fulfil a contract

    Where do you stand legally if you have outstanding contracts that you cannot fulfil through no fault of your own, or have contracts with others for the supply of goods or services which they cannot…

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    What is IR35? – Essential guide for limited company contractors

    If you are thinking of working as a freelancer or a contractor via your own limited company, you need to very quickly get a basic understanding of the IR35 rules.

  • Managing staff sickness absence – guide for small businesses

    It is virtually impossible to eradicate staff sickness absence. However, for small businesses, the costly nature of absenteeism can be extremely disruptive to the day to day running of the business.