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HMRC updates National Minimum Wage on 1st October 2016

In March 2016, the Government accepted the Low Pay Commissions recommendation for the rates of minimum wage which affect workers under 25 and apprentices to increase from 1st October 2016. So what are the changes? 21-24 year olds will see an increase in national minimum wage by 3.7% to £6.95 an hour The Youth Development…

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More and more UK millennial graduates are becoming contractors – find out why!

The number of contractors and freelancers in the United Kingdom is on the rise and according to IPSE, there are now over 1.9 million flexible workers in the UK. This figure has increased tremendously since 2008, by a staggering 36 per cent. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the number of graduates turning…

common mistakes made by new contractors

Common mistakes made by new contractors

Becoming a contractor after being in permanent, full-time employment can be a daunting step to take, so the last thing you want is someone telling you that you might be doing it wrong. But so many new contractors make the same initial errors as each other that you can learn and (hopefully) avoid making them…