Student loans are increasingly common in the UK, with the rising cost of higher education resulting in record numbers of students seeking financial aid. As a result, student loan repayments will remain a constant financial consideration. Anyone who’s taken out a student loan must make repayments to the Student Loans Company (SLC). That’s as long as … Continued
Do you know exactly how being a company director helps your bottom line? Here are 5 ways running a limited company benefits you.
The summer of sport is back, bringing the eyes of the world upon the best the UK has to offer. Consider the variety of athletic events to choose from: Euro 2016 The Open Fury-Klitschko, live from Manchester Queen’s Club and Wimbledon tennis The England Cricket season GB Olympics trials and the subsequent Games of the … Continued
Even giving the matter a cursory glance, the statistics and facts about contractors, freelancers and independent workers in the UK prove to be eye-opening. Although myths about going out on your own still abound, the encouraging realities about contractors in 2016 serve as a reminder that an entire economy owes these undervalued contributors a day of recognition. … Continued
We outline the upcoming changes to the dividend tax system and offer advice on how contractors should prepare for it.
So you’ve missed January’s self-assessment deadline. Not to worry: ClearSky unearths three things you can do now.
Guest blog post by ClearSky Financial Services Now that the fun of Christmas and New Year is over, the tax year-end on 5th April is fast approaching. So now is the perfect time to put in place strategies to make sure you’re being as efficient as possible when it comes to tax. The best way … Continued
Guest blog post by ClearSky Financial Services Pensions continue to attract the media spotlight. George Osborne recently announced an increase in the full level of state pension, taking it up to £155.65 per week from April 2016. This follows the introduction of pension reform back in April 2015, giving us more choice than ever before … Continued
Contracting is certainly a fluid business, making it an ideal profession for those searching for that all important work/life balance. While it’s common to move from contract to contract, each with their own specific terms and working practices, you might find that on some occasions that they change while you’re in the middle of an … Continued
We know we say this a lot, but contractors really do enjoy a lot of perks – one of which being the opportunity to ditch the office and work from home. While many in permanent employment would see this as the holy grail of work/life balance, it can actually cause a bit of a dilemma … Continued