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7 helpful tips to get you through job interviews

7 helpful tips to get you through job interviews

Job interviews can often be a nerve-wracking experience, so we’ve created a handy guide with 7 top tips to help make sure you do the absolute best in your interview.

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Glossary: words you'll hear a lot of in payroll

Glossary: words you'll hear a lot of in payroll

There are a lot of phrases you will hear in the payroll world, so we’ve provided a brief rundown of some of those keywords, along with a brief description for each.  

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3 benefits of using umbrella companies

3 benefits of using umbrella companies

Umbrella companies have been at the forefront of business since the turn of the millennium, when IR35 went on the statute books and companies wanted to reduce the stress of handling finances.

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How does Covid-19 affect you as a contractor?

How does covid-19 affect you as a contractor?

It seems almost impossible to escape the discussion of Covid-19, with friends and family bringing it up at every opportunity. We know we’re bringing it up now, but this is important information...

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5 tips for working from home

5 tips for working from home

So, you’re working from home. Perhaps you’re sitting on the sofa with your laptop resting on a dinner tray on your lap, or you’ve made a makeshift desk on the dining room table, all while trying...

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Substitution

What is Substitution?

Substitution is arguably one of the more key factors which HMRC look out for when conducting an IR35 investigation, to see if an employee should be self-employed or an employee of the employer.

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