03
Apr

Starting up as a Sole Trader

Being your own boss is a freedom which leads many into the contracting business. With less legislative requirements then operating via a limited company, often being a sole trader is

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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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19
Apr

Guest Post – Recruitment Agencies

I would like to write about something I overheard this week. A couple of contractors were talking about recruitment agencies. I was taken aback by the disregard and disrespect

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22
Mar

Budget 2013 – Summary

George Osborne chose budget day for his twitter debut. His first tweet promised to ‘tackle the economy’s problems head on’ and help those who want to ‘work hard and

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15
Mar

Contractors Beware – Pre-budget intelligence

Contractors beware… HMRC is planning to bring forward further guidance when and how IR35 rules will apply to office holders and directors providing their services through limited companies. There is

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08
Mar

Contractor Forum

At FW Accounting, our mission is to constantly improve our service offering to our clients. We are always asking; “how could it be better?” So how do we do

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22
Feb

Contracting Opportunities growing in NE Scotland

A new jobs report from the Bank of Scotland has shown that contracting opportunities are ever increasing in the NE of Scotland, with more opportunities predicted to come. Last month

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08
Feb

Prospering Career Opportunities for Contractors in the UK 2013?

…it would seem so… A recent report from REC (the Recruitment and Employment Confederation) is a positive boost for contractors working in IT, engineering and other technical fields. The

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01
Feb

Shale Gas – An unconventional energy future?

Shale gas fields can be exploited via a process known as hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as ‘fracking’. These fields have become commonplace in various countries around the world

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18
Jan

The difficulty of saying goodbye to a much loved Company…

This week we have seen some of our famous, most British of brands fall into administration. HMV was our first this week, with 230 stores shut, and the farewell to

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