Help & guidance for professionals

  • What is professional indemnity insurance?

    What is professional indemnity insurance?

    If you are alleged to have provided inadequate advice, services or designs to a client, professional indemnity insurance provides cover for the legal costs and expenses in defending the claim, as well as compensation payable to your client to rectify the mistake.

  • Off-payroll tax changes for contractors and freelancers

    Off-payroll tax changes for contractors and freelancers

    From April 2021, the way off-payroll tax works will change for the private sector. These changes will bring the private sector in line with changes already made to the public sector.

  • Essential Guide: Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

    Essential Guide: Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

    On 31st October 2020, the furlough scheme introduced by the government will come to an end. To continue supporting businesses and prevent a wave of redundancies, the government will introduce a new initiative called the Job Support Scheme.

  • Setting up your business as a freelancer

    Setting up as a freelancer

    Taking the leap and becoming a freelancer can be an exciting time. You’re able to pick and choose your own projects, set your workload and don’t have to report to the boss. But it also means you’re in charge of paying taxes, staying insured and bringing in new work.

  • What support is available to contractors during the COVID-19 outbreak?

    What support is available to contractors during the COVID-19 outbreak?

    The Government has outlined several areas of support which may be of help to contracting businesses during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

  • 15 remote working tools for freelancers

    15 remote working tools for freelancers

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused freelancers to spend more time working from home than ever. Working remotely has huge benefits but it’s important to have the right technology in place to keep work running smoothly and be as productive as possible.

  • What help is available to small limited company contractors during Coronavirus?

    What help is available to small limited company contractors during Coronavirus?

    The government has introduced a range of measures to support the economy during the Coronavirus pandemic – including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (to furlough employees) and the Self Employment Income Support Scheme. No dedicated support has been announced for small limited company directors and limited company contractors (sometimes referred to as PSCs), however there are some options available to directors of these companies.

  • Coronavirus: how to manage the risks of working from home

    Coronavirus: how to manage the risks facing freelancers and small businesses working from home

    With over 4m people working from home as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the risks facing freelancers and small businesses has changed. Find out what the new risks are and how to protect against them.

  • Reopening your business post-lockdown

    Reopening your businesss post-lockdown

    2020 has been a strange year, especially for business owners and self-employed people. As the world went into lockdown and businesses shut their doors back in March, our world changed overnight. As things start to open again, it's a great time to look at rebooting your business safely.

  • COVID-19 legal advice for contractors

    COVID-19: Legal advice for contractors

    There is a vast amount of information available at the moment, and we know that getting to grips with all of this can be quite overwhelming, especially during this stressful time. That’s why we have created a guide, explaining the financial support available for the self-employed and contract issues.

  • Guide to contractor insurance

    Guide to contractor insurance

    Contractor insurance is designed to protect you against the unforeseen – from making a mistake in a piece of work that results in your client losing money, to personal injury claims from third parties and employees.