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  • Back to School: how do Childcare Vouchers work?
    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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  • Donating to charity? How to get the most out of what you give!
    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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  • Fancy winning £100K? Some things are too good to be true – is your payroll provider?
    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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  • Why an umbrella solution gives you the best of both worlds
    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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  • Five questions to ask when you start working for yourself
    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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  • Danbro - Song/Artist Quiz Winner
    Danbro's recent LinkedIn competition was a Guess the Song/Artist Quiz! Well done to the Winner, Samantha from Morson, your Bluetooth speaker is on the way! Thank you to all who entered More competitions and prizes to follow! https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro
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  • Game of Thrones and the evolution of the freelancer
    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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  • Noticed a dip in your pay? Then getting paid a deemed salary probably isn’t paying…
    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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  • Don’t get STAMPED on by the second home charge!
    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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  • Danbro – National Picnic Week Competition Winner
    Danbro’s recent LinkedIn competition to celebrate National Picnic Week! Well done to Selina Breed from Matchtech, your picnic hamper is on its way and will be with you tomorrow! Thank you to all who entered. https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro
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  • Effect of the Gig Economy on Contracting
    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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  • Taking On Your First Employee
    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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  • Danbro - Pizza Referral Competition Winner
    Danbro's recent LinkedIn competition to celebrate National Pizza Day! Well done to the Winner, Jimmy from Servoca Resourcing Solutions, your pizza will arrive on time for lunch tomorrow! Thank you to all who entered More competitions and prizes to follow! https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro
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  • Danbro’s Top CV Writing Tips
    Your CV is often the first communication a potential employer will see, and may be the only chance for you to get to interview. Therefore it’s crucial that you get it right. We’ve teamed up with the experts in Danbro’s HR team to give you our top tips. Top Tips Keep it short and sweet, the most successful applicants have CVs no longer than two pages of A4. If printing out your CV, make sure it is ...
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  • New (Tax) Year’s Resolutions – the ones you’ll really want to stick to!
    With the festive season a distant memory, and some subtle signs of Spring finally appearing, we’re now firmly into the new year. Many of us will have given up on our resolutions already, but if you’d like a second chance to start afresh, then what better time than the new tax year? We take a look at the changes you’ll really want to make, and how we can help you stick to them this time! Looking af...
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  • Public sector facing pain – but there are still opportunities for contractors
    By Ben Pindar, PR   The public sector has been under the cosh of Draconian government cuts for several years now and many have turned to freelance expertise from contractors to continue to deliver their services in an age of austerity. By drawing on the UK’s flexible workforce as and when they need it, the public sector has been able to access the skills and insights it needs in an affordable way....
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  • Danbro - Guess The Book Title Competition.
    Danbro's recent LinkedIn competition to celebrate National Read to Me Day. Well done to the Winner, Troy from Matchtech your Kindle is on the way! Thank you to all who entered More competitions and prizes to follow! https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro
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  • NICs U-turn – Good news for the Self-Employed
    There was no doubt a huge sigh of relief from the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed workers yesterday as it was announced that the government has halted plans for proposed Class 4 National Insurance hikes, which were set out in the Spring Budget. This is good news for the freelance workforce in the UK, who’ve been hit by numerous legislation changes in recent years. The planned increase would have se...
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  • And The Winner Isn’t….
    So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you’ll have seen the excruciating moment that La La Land was incorrectly named as the winner of this year’s Best Picture award at The Oscars, leaving the cast and crew of the musical number to graciously hand over the gong to the actual winners, Moonlight. Since the embarrassing gaffe on Sunday, it has transpired that the reason the...
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  • Myths surrounding IR35 reforms in the Public Sector
    By John Thorburn With the IR35 changes only a matter of weeks away, we look at some of the myths surrounding the Public Sector reforms and help you to separate the fact from fiction:   Myth 1: The legislation should be adopted now The reform will go ahead from 6th April 2017 but only the draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2017 has been published so far. Following a period of consultation we ar...
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  • How will the Apprenticeship Levy affect recruitment agencies?
    By Ben Pindar, PR The Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, while full of good intentions, is threatening to have unforeseen consequences for recruitment agencies. The levy, which comes into force on 6th April, aims to create a national funding pot for training as well as three million new apprenticeships by 2020. However, the big issue is that the way of working in the UK has transformed; we have...
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  • Love Your Pet
    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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  • The World is Changing
    By Gordie Smyth The world is changing, and with it the accounting world too. As usual, we at Danbro are ahead of the curve! Gone are the days of sending a bag of invoices, receipts, statements and whatever else to your accountant at the end of the year and bracing yourself for your tax liability. Businesses need quicker, smarter, real time information in order to make well-informed decisions. And ...
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  • Guess the film competition winner!
    Danbro's first LinkedIn competition draw. Winner, Richard Edwards, receives a bottle of champagne and some chocolates. More competitions and prizes to follow! https://www.linkedin.com/company/danbro
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  • What’s it like working at Danbro?
    Contributors: Kieran Whelan, Aidan Radcliffe, James Spann, Lesley Schofield & Lynne Holmes I’m sure that when faced with choosing any product or service, cost and reputation are at the forefront of our minds. But even then, how do you choose a company who suit your values? In a sector which has been construed as boring and having no personality, and with all accountants and firms viewed in the sam...
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  • The Evolving World of the Contractor
    By Chris Jones – Regional Sales Manager It’s safe to say that over the past couple of years the legislative spotlight has been on the self-employed, with all aspects of a contractor’s role under the HMRC microscope. Understandably in recent months the focus has been on “what are we losing as contractors?” rather than “what are the advantages?” However, the contracting sector is increasing year on ...
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  • Why it pays to have a Christmas Party!
    By Rebecca Crawford Yes, it’s December; there’s no getting away from the fact that the festive season is officially upon us. How quickly the year goes!  One minute you’re enjoying the spring air, you blink and all of a sudden Christmas is around the corner! We all like to celebrate, especially at this time of year; we’ve worked hard all year and we deserve to let our hair down. At Danbro, our Chri...

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