A new study suggests that confidence among UK contractors and freelancers has bounced back to a record high following a temporary period of gloominess. With Brexit and recent changes to IR35, contractors have faced a number of challenges and uncertainties in recent years, yet the latest figures from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) reveal that freelancers… read more →
Firefighters in North London have suffered some bizarre verbal abuse in recent days at the hands of a potty-mouthed parrot. The Fire Rescue Service was called to Cuckoo Hall Lane in Edmonton after a resident’s macaw parrot escaped and took up long-term residence on a neighbour’s roof. According to reports, Jessie the parrot hung around on the roof for three… read more →
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has called on the Government to rethink its proposals to reform Rent a Room tax relief, amid concerns that the changes could result in “unnecessary complexity.” In recent days, the Government has unveiled plans to introduce a so-called ‘shared occupancy test’, which would see that anyone who rents out a room in their home… read more →
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