22
Apr

The Hassle of Getting Paid

It used to be your favourite day of the month or week when you were employed and received a pay cheque on schedule. It was never a concern, just a

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17
Apr

Local Accountants: Are They Really Important?

There has been a lot of hype in the media at the moment around sourcing local produce and parting with your cash to independent stores as opposed to large chains

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07
Apr

Are you an employee in disguise?

Contractors operating via a limited company are subject to the scrutiny of the IR35 legislation with the dreaded worst case scenario of being caught by the legislation, meaning that you

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22
Aug

Tempted by tax avoidance?

HMRC recently published a warning for people thinking about tax avoidance schemes – ‘Tempted by Tax Avoidance?’ A small minority are lured by the promise of large tax savings for

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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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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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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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11
Jan

Were Umbrella Companies Ever Meant to be a Long Term Solution for Contractors?

In simple terms, No is the answer. A few months ago FW Accounting closed their Umbrella Solutions business stream. This was due to a number of reasons, with the main

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28
Dec

3 Great New Year Resolutions if you are a Contractor or Freelancer

Each New Year after the festivities we often sit and think about how we are going to better ourselves for the following year, what our New Year Resolutions will be.

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