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5 tips to help you manage your work-life balance as a freelancer/contractor

Once you get into the flow of working as a freelancer or contractor, it becomes easy to overlook your work-life balance. But as Steve Jobs rightly said, “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” So to help you manage the boundaries your work-life balance, here are our five tips:…

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Announcing the launch of our new website

Wednesday 12th August saw the launch of the new website for Cloud9 Umbrella Our goal has been to provide you with an easy to use, market-leading platform where you can find the information you need in a couple of clicks. With big improvements to the service you already know and love, the new website has…

Cloud9 Umbrella is now an APSCo affiliate member

Cloud9 Umbrella is now an affiliate member of APSCo.

APSCo recognises and supports excellence within the professional recruitment market, which provides client organisations, recruitment agencies, and suppliers with a recognised stamp of quality assurance. We are delighted to announce that Cloud9 Umbrella is now an APSCo affiliate member, which means we have joined APSCo as an approved supplier for the contractor and freelancer industry.…

Picked from 230, Cloud9 is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as one of 6 finalists for the Payroll World Awards within the Best Umbrella Service Provider category.

Payroll World, Awards Finalists – Best Umbrella Company Provider

Payroll World Awards 2015 has unveiled their shortlist of finalists for this year’s ceremony after receiving a record number of entries for this prestigious industry-led independent award scheme. Picked from 230, Cloud9 is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted as one of 6 finalists for the Payroll World Awards within the Best Umbrella…

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Beautiful coworking spaces for the sociable freelancer

Working five days a week holed up at home is a real productivity killer, so here’s our round-up of some of the best coworking spaces England has to offer. Whether you need a quick collaboration or a little human interaction, there’s something here for every creative.   The Greenhouse N16 – Newington Green, London Start…

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Make freelancing easier: How an umbrella company works in 6 easy-peasy steps

Umbrella companies explained… in a nutshell.   An umbrella company has two primary functions: To act as an employer for agency contractors, and To provide an efficient and accurate PAYE payroll service for agency contractors while ensuring those who are eligible to claim employment expenses remain compliant.   This is the only business activity an…