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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…

What a Conservative government means for contractors

What a Conservative government means for your money as a contractor

After endless campaign trails and speculation, May 7, 2015, saw David Cameron return to Number 10 and resume his position as UK Prime Minister. We take a look at what a Conservative government means for your money and the plans that might be affecting you as a freelancer or contractor over the next five years.…
Cloud9 Umbrella achieves Professional Passport accreditation

Cloud9 Umbrella achieves Professional Passport accreditation

Compliance has always been at the forefront of our agenda as well as giving referring agencies additional assurance. Therefore, we have decided to obtain Professional Passport accreditation – the largest and most recognised independent accreditation in the market. We are delighted to announce that we have achieved Professional Passport accreditation as an approved provider for…

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6 tips for providing a service your clients will love

There’s only one thing that tops acquiring the client of your dreams, and that’s retaining them. As Walt Disney famously said, “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends,” so here are our favourite tips to help you secure your client’s future business.   Become…

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5 ways to make your contractor CV shine

Standing out from the crowd is easier said than done, especially if you’re fighting to be seen and heard in an industry that’s saturated with talent. Here are five of our top tips to help your CV stand up and be counted.   Invest in a professional CV review If your goal is to land…