Sometimes it seems the to-do list is never ending. And a never-ending to-do list often leads to stress. Here's what you can do to help yourself cope with stress as a freelancer, contractor, or small business owner.
What is National Insurance and do the self-employed have to pay it? This article explains it all as simply as possible. National Insurance is great. It builds up your state pension entitlement and helps pay for the NHS and other welfare services.
Many take the sole trader route when starting a business, but there are huge benefits associated with setting up a limited company.
Small businesses often have to make payments to employees and directors to cover statutory maternity and paternity pay. If you cannot afford to make such payments, you can ask HMRC to provide an advance payment to help your cash flow.
One of the differences between being paid by an employer and running your own business is having to sort out your own pay. You can do this by taking a salary from your limited company - in the same way as a regular employee. Here are the benefits of taking a high or a low salary, without the jargon.
Crunch Chorus unveils Facebook group for friendly freelancers and contractors in the UK to share advice, experience, and make new connections. Join the community today for self-employed support!
Benefits in kind are benefits that employees or directors receive from their company which aren’t included in their salary or wages. They’re also sometimes called ‘perks’ or ‘fringe benefits’. Not all benefits in kind are treated in the same way by the tax system, so here's what you need to know.