Many umbrella companies offer a feature known as a contractor salary calculator. The simplest definition of this is that it allows contractors to see how much of their income they can take home after tax by using that particular umbrella company.
However, there are various different types of contractor calculator and so it is important that freelancers know the difference between each one.
On top of this, it is never wise to choose an umbrella company based on the amount of money they claim Read more [...]
As anyone charged with running a dental practice will know, running your business is not getting any cheaper.
With the new year now underway, those costs are not likely to drop anytime soon - with a multitude of payments - annual, monthly and quarterly - all due by the end of January. This strain on cashflow certainly makes investing in your firm to allow it to grow an increasingly difficult aspiration to achieve. However, while it may seem challenging, it certainly isn't impossible.
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Becoming a contractor represents a significant change in lifestyle when compared to working as a salaried employee and this distinction is even more pronounced if you opt to set up your own limited company and operate through this.
The majority of contractors make this transition quite easily, with even the most complex aspects - such as taxation and bookkeeping - proving to be manageable, particularly if you choose to utilise the assistance available from accountancy services providers.
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Whether a group of people is from different cultural, social or economic backgrounds, it's their diversity - especially in their ways of thinking and their approaches to dealing with challenges - that can bring new ideas and exciting changes to a business. That's why it's important to make a concerted effort to build a workforce that includes people from all walks of life.
However, depending on factors such as the nature of your business and its location, it's possible that the recruitment process Read more [...]
Owning a second home in Europe can offer all sorts of luxuries. As well as providing free, guaranteed accommodation whenever you fancy jetting off on a short break, a property abroad can be a valuable source of additional income.
If your overseas pad is located in or near a popular travel hotspot, the chances are you will see strong demand from holiday renters if you decide to let it out.
There are several important steps to take before opening up your foreign property to the rental market. Read Read more [...]