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Crunch nominated for gongs including Accounting Tech of the Year and Best Customer Service at the UK FinTech Awards / Brighton & Hove Business Awards.

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Starting or running a business, and need tips? Want to network with fellow self-employed workers? Find out what events are coming up.

Coffee

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How and why do so many freelancers end up turning into obsessed coffee lovers? What is it about coffee that suits the self-employed life? We take a look.

Robot worker

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The automation revolution is happening before our very eyes. How will we cope with an increasing population and a decreasing job market?

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Uber Car
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In 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers were workers, not self-employed. But what does this ruling mean, and how did we get here?

How the founder of Freelancer Club built an award-winning startup using only freelancers
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Matt Dowling founded the Freelancer Club in 2014 after his own experiences as a freelance photographer highlighted a need for a change.

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Darren Fell, CEO of Crunch, said: "We welcome the government's commitment to adopt the recommendations from the Taylor report. We would however, urge caution that any response does not introduce more red tape, or reduce the ability for entrepreneurs to employ people flexibly."

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Major policy proposals for government to consider across a broad range of areas, including National Insurance, Business Rates, Universal Credit, and more.

Crunch Free - the perfect replacement for Wave Accountingin the UK
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Wave Accounting is removing access to its free accounting software in the UK, but there’s an even better replacement for the UK’s self-employed heroes.

Man doing his taxes on his phone
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With Snap, our new receipt scanning app all you have to do is take and upload a photo of the receipt or invoice for an expense.|With Snap, our new receipt scanning app all you have to do is take and upload a photo of the receipt or invoice for an expense.

Crunch's open letter to the Chancellor asking for more support for limited company directors and the self-employed - image of the entrance to Downing street | Crunch
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Crunch has written to the Chancellor providing analysis and feedback from clients, which we believe justifies a widening of the government’s grant support.

Woman working from home
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Half of the self-employed wanted to obtain a better work-life balance but research suggests many are working an additional 14 hours every week.

Brighton beach
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What makes Brighton an exciting place to launch a small business? Is it the sea air, or is it that the city is the creative and digital hub of the South?

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley presented our team with the gong at the seventh annual AccountingWEB Practice Excellence awards.

Changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules effective from April 2020
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Get your small business insured in minutes. With our low premiums & low excesses, you’ll be amazed how affordable business insurance can be. Contact us now!

A designer designing with the client in mind
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How does a design team start to bring a product to the masses? We talk to our own Head of Design and User Experience for some insights.

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Having all our training and examinations right here means our Accountants will save days per year in travel time.

Introducing Ada, the new Crunch platform - image of our new software
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Crunch are excited to reveal the latest improvements to our online accounting software and introduce our new platform - Ada, in honour of Ada Lovelace!

Crunch awards 2019
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We're proud to accept awards from the British Accountancy Awards and the Accounting Excellence Awards for Mid Tier and Large Firm of the Year 2019!

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The Government are proceeding with the plans announced in Budget 2016 to change IR35 rules in relation to those working for the public sector.

Crunch launch simple bookkeeping software Crunch Free - Promotional image of Crunch Free on a mobile
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Crunch are delighted to announce the launch of our simple, online bookkeeping software for limited companies and sole traders, Crunch Free!

Open banking is coming to Crunch - Image of someone banking online
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Upload bank transactions in a flash with Crunch's simple and secure Open Banking feeds, with established links with several of the UK's biggest banks.

A slinky
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A look at the inspiring (and often bizarre) events leading to the inventions of the Rubix cube, the hula-hoop and other top toys.

Tea
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It's no secret the British love tea. But it's also interesting to know that our tea consumption is driving factor for the economy. We explore.

Young business owners
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Research has shown that business owners are younger now than previous years when they decided to set up their own business. We take a look.

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A whopping 39% stated that they were considering starting their own business based on the recent success of female leaders, such as Theresa May.

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Metallica and Napster have learned to co-exist. But did file-sharing create a race to the bottom for musicians, or liberate them from greedy middle-men?

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Scared of asking for money? Just remember some guy gained £42k for a potato salad. And that's not the weirdest thing on this list of crowdfunding successes.

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Office workers are frequently told that their sedentary lifestyle is causing them injuries, but you'll be surprised by some of the professions on this list.

Crunch explained in 90secs - Online Accounting, Expert Advice, Real People
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At Crunch, our mission is simple: we’re taking the stress out of accounting by reducing both cost & time. Find out more about Crunch with our short video.

Darren Fell wins award
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CEO and founder of online accounting specialists, Crunch, acknowledged for contributions to Accounting Excellence.

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Now in her third year as a Crunch client, Siân's business finances are looking better than ever. Here's why...

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Much discussion will be had on the implications of staying or leaving, but let’s take a look at them from a predominantly business angle.

A gourmet burger
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Never to pass up an opportunity to stuff our faces, we have happily munched our way to five of our favourite street food startups in Brighton.|Never to pass up an opportunity to stuff our faces, we have happily munched our way to five of our favourite street food startups in Brighton.

Cats and dogs
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One thing I've learned over the years is that you can take business lessons from just about any aspect of your life. So what lessons can we learn from dogs?

Muddy Wellies
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Every year festival tickets seem to rocket to the point that it now seems out-of-reach for some. We look at the expanding prices of UK festivals.

Smaug
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Ever wondered about Middle-earth economics? What impact would all that gold have on inflation and the cost of living for the average Hobbit?|Ever wondered about Middle-earth economics? What impact would all that gold have on inflation and the cost of living for the average Hobbit?

Rio
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Tim Vickery has been covering South American football for nearly twenty years. It’s fair to say he knows his football - and freelancing for that matter.

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The term mumpreneur is sexist and covertly to keep the deeply unfair status quo in place, writes guest columnist Melissa McClements.

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Universal Credit combines & simplifies many benefits & tax credits into a single payment - but improvements can be made to the programme.

An office worker clockwatching
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32.5% of the UK’s workforce are considering moving on – but our study revealed that most will hang on until after January’s payday before giving notice.

Man and dog business
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The self-employed are considerably less likely than employees to access training, with 19% vs 33% of employees taking part in the past year.

Crunch nominated for five business awards: Our Head of Content Jake Smith accepts our Content Award
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We're delighted and humbled to announce that Crunch have been nominated for five business awards, and already won a sixth!

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We don’t like to toot our own horn too much here at Crunch, but we’ve got some very exciting news that we can’t help but share - we’ve been nominated for not one, not two, but four accountancy awards already this year!

An entrepreneur
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What do the world's biggest entrepreneurs have in common? Compare them to yourself with this essential list.

It's our 10-year anniversary! - Image of the Crunch 10 anniversary cake
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Crunch is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this April, so break out the party hats and pop that champagne!

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Crunch has just had its fifth birthday and there was cake galore. We celebrate our clients and their achievements, and how our team and business has grown.

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Thinking of dipping your toes into the world of contracting? We can help! Our new umbrella service takes the hassle out of contracting.

Self-employed form
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Self-employed workers were dealt another blow after Chancellor Philip Hammond ditched plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance on 5th September 2018.

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Darren Fell has scooped another gong, this time at the Sussex Business Awards. We're gonna need a bigger trophy cabinet here at Crunch.

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