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  • Life decisions can be tricky. Buy or rent? Holiday or new kitchen? Chinese or Indian takeaway? However, with a little advice, some decisions can be made a lot easier. That’s why we’ve put together some information on what you can expect from your payroll provider, so that you can decide what’s best for you: PAYE or Umbrella. Whether you’re new to contracting, or you’ve been contracting for as long...

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  • Since IR35 reform back in April, we’ve seen an influx of schemes which either push the boundaries of the law or flout it completely, promising unrealistic take-home pay through unscrupulous means. Vanessa Houlder of the Financial Times comments, “Temporary workers who faced losing up to a quarter of their take-home pay in extra tax following reforms introduced in April have been flocking to non-co...

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  • If you’re working in construction, the government run Construction Industry Scheme can make your life easier and can be the difference between paying 20% and 30% tax! However, working out whether or not you qualify for CIS can be confusing. We’re here to help by giving you six questions to ask yourself when considering CIS subcontracting. 1. Will you be working in the UK? Starting off with an ea...

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  • Danbro's second, and arguably the best, LinkedIn competition draw. Winner, Lola the pug (Mummy is Francesca Atkins from Hays Recruitment). Lola wins a hamper full of goodies from Pets At Home. Thank you to all who entered, the pictures have been fabulous! More competitions and prizes to follow! https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro

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  • As the kids go back to school, parents across the UK will be breathing a huge sigh of relief – with the last minute rush to get new uniforms, shoes, and stationery, you may also be a feeling a little weary and a whole lot poorer.   And as if the cost of all that wasn’t enough, many have the extra cost of after school clubs and breakfast clubs! That’s where Childcare Vouchers come in – not only can...

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  • Today is the United Nation’s International Day of Charity, so we thought we’d do a quick guide to tax relief when donating to charity. Most of us have heard of Gift Aid, but do you know how it actually works? And did you know that there are various other ways you can get tax relief on what you give? Let’s take a look:   Gift Aid The most common method of claiming back tax on donations is the gover...

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  • Have you ever thought something was too good to be true? Like when you get a free scratch card in the paper telling you you’ve won £100,000, yet looking at the T&Cs it costs £5 per minute to call and there’s only one top prize to be won. So after 15 long minutes on the phone, speaking to an automated voice recording, you end up winning a £20 voucher for a garden centre that is 30 miles away from y...

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  • I met with a friend recently who I hadn’t seen for few years, and of course,  we went through the whole “long time no see” chat. When I said “oh, I work for an umbrella company” she looked baffled – for a moment I think she thought I was covering metal frames with water repellent fabric!   Trying to explain the role of umbrella companies and that they are very much needed in these economic times w...

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  • We know that starting to work for yourself can be an exciting opportunity, but before you make the leap you’ll undoubtedly have a few questions. Here we take a look at 5 of the many questions you should be asking yourself when going it alone.   1. How do I register as self-employed with HMRC? Once you start working for yourself and run your business as an individual, you’re classed as a sole trade...

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  • Since 6th April, when the new IR35 rules for public sector workers became law, we’ve seen a surge in the use of umbrella solutions in the contractor marketplace. However, rather than people choosing an umbrella solution, unfortunately we’ve seen evidence of some contractors being forced down that route. The wholesale transfer of groups of workers being forced down a particular route is frowned upo...

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  • As the long-awaited new series of the smash hit HBO TV Game of Thrones returns to our screens, audiences worldwide are tuning in to discover the fate of their favourite characters – will Arya get to face down the Queen of the Iron Throne herself, Cersei (whose power dressing has increased tenfold since her post shame-walk makeover)? One things for sure, with George R.R. Martin at the helm, literal...

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  • If you’ve been receiving a deemed salary since the rule change for working in the Public Sector back in April, you’re likely to have noticed a drop in the amount you’re taking home. When you combine that with the ongoing responsibilities and costs of being a director of your own company, it simply doesn’t pay. Here’s 5 reasons why you should consider using an Employment Umbrella instead of being p...

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  • By Jonny Brown   So after I won my 7th Mr Olympia title, my wife and I decided it was time to upgrade and move to a larger, more modern house; I was thinking of a property reminiscent of those I see Kevin McCloud talking about…with an annexe for the servants and an East Wing to store all my trophies.   Anyway, after I woke up we decided to look for a new house for real! By complete chance we came ...

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  • By Damian Broughton MBE, Danbro Executive Chairman   In today’s digital world many of us no longer view work as a place to go, but as a task to be achieved, with surging demand from big companies driving the so-called ‘gig economy.’   There are concerns about the gig economy – as we’ve discussed previously, but at the high end of the freelancing sector, there are rapid growth opportunities for ski...

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  • By Helen Broughton, MBE   Taking on your first employee is an important milestone of your business’ development. However, there are many administrative tasks, as well as legal requirements to consider. We’ve teamed up with our Managing Director, Helen Broughton MBE (who knows a thing or two about setting up a successful business) to give you our guide to taking on your first employee.    Step 1 – ...

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