19
Jul

Guest post by Troy Stevens from Qdos – Always use protection!

The Importance of Contractor Insurance Any professional working as a contractor must be aware of the potential misfortunes that their limited company can endure without the existence of proper contractor

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12
Jul

Guest Post: Are Mortgage Lenders easing their criteria towards Contractors?

Are Mortgage Lenders easing their criteria towards Contractors? Since the dawn of the credit crunch, few have suffered as much under tighter lending rules as the contractor community. The outlook

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05
Jul

Piper Alpha – 25 years on…

Saturday, July 6th marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster – still the worst offshore tragedy in UK history. Four massive explosions destroyed the Piper Alpha platform around

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28
Jun

Review of UK North Sea Oil and Gas industry is launched by the UK Government

The first and biggest review of the country’s offshore oil and gas industry in over 20 years has been launched this month by the UK government, in a bid

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21
Jun

The risks and future of EBTs… Part 2

What are the risks? The participants of EBTs that have been highlighted in many reports, tend to have gone into the schemes in good faith, often as a result of

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14
Jun

EBT schemes – HMRC continue to investigate… Part 1

During the past few months much has been reported of HMRC opening a large number of enquiries into the tax affairs of Contractors who do or have been operating

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07
Jun

Purchase of a property through a Limited Company

The purchase of a property through a business can be very tricky and there are numerous things to think about if deciding to do so. Specialist advice is recommended.

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24
May

High street mortgage lender extends contractor lending policy

Great news for Energy Contractors this week when a major high street mortgage lender extended their IT contractor lending policy to the Energy professionals. This exciting development for Energy contractors

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10
May

Dividends and Shareholding

What are Dividends? Dividends are payments made to company shareholders from the profits of the company. If the company has not made a profit over a given period then it

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03
May

Important dates for the diary in May & June

May and June are important months in the calendar for accounting. This post will explain what dates are coming up and whether you need to do anything as a

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