Typically referred to as IR35, the Intermediaries Legislation was implemented in 2000 to tackle tax avoidance by contractors who did the work of permanent employees but bill through their services via limited companies.Read More "How IR35 changes will affect contractors in 2020"
Just purchased a brand-new car? Even though it comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect of a newer model, it might not be as secure from break-ins as you would expect.Read More "Which new car models are most susceptible to keyless theft?"
The women’s game continues to gather steam with more coverage, more commentary pieces, and more press about stemming the tide between men’s and women’s football.Read More "Your guide to the Women’s World Cup 2019"
You browse suitable properties. You arrange a viewing. You’re all set. You call the letting agent to discuss the deposit. Before you know it, you must pay a deposit, one month of rent and ‘referencing fees’ before you’re handed the keys.Read More "What does the Tenant Fees Act mean for landlords and for tenants?"
A new report by Multiply found some worrying statistics for self-employed people surrounding their pensions and the age in which they’ll be able to retire.Read More "Retirement at 79? Pension chaos for the self-employed"
In today’s world, we have a better understanding of the value of our possessions, the threat of risks like fires or the weather, and are more aware when it comes to protecting our properties from would-be thieves. Yet despite all this, 28% of us don’t have a home contents insurance policy in place and £266bn worth of contents are at risk of not being insured. Read More "£250bn+ worth of contents are not insured, and other stats"
If you’ve ever thought of setting up your own whisky distillery, it’s likely you have a rosy vision of what it would be like: the sweet smell of malt in the mash tun, liquid bubbling away in shining stills, proud rows of oak casks gently developing the flavours inside. Read More "Alcohol and overheads: why craft a distillery needs specialist insurance"
Building a business is a bit like raising a child: you nurture it through the delicate early stages, then all of a sudden the company finds its feet and the risks start multiplying. Scaling up is hugely exciting, but as the pace of trade quickens, it’s easy to feel a bit lost and uncertain about your risk profile. Read More "What kinds of business need commercial insurance?"
Architects are relied upon in many construction projects, from drawing up initial plans to build a structure, specifying materials to use and overseeing the overall project to its completion. Yet it’s often one single person carrying this responsibility, and mistakes can always happen. Read More "Claims against architects: the lowdown on protecting your profession"