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.

  • Cyber insurance: the cost of restoring data and equipment

    Cyber insurance: the cost of restoring data and equipment for businesses

    The growth of digital technology has revolutionised business, rapidly increasing the speed, scope and scale at which firms can operate. However, this wave of benefits has also brought a new strain of risks for businesses to consider too.

  • How can engineering contractors prevent claims?

    How can engineering contractors prevent claims?

    Engineering plays a hugely important part of the UK economy, accounting for more than a quarter of the UK’s total GDP and nearly 50,000 contractors working in the sector.

  • Four insurance claims scenarios against counsellors

    Four common insurance claims against counsellors

    Counsellors play a vital role in helping people cope with a variety of issues but, for people working in this role, the delicate nature of their work also carries risks.

  • Handling clients with medical conditions: a guide for yoga teachers

    Handling clients with medical conditions: a guide for yoga teachers

    The best yoga teachers can help beginners get up to speed quickly whilst challenging more experienced students with more complex routines. But they also need to be aware of how to help people with medical conditions.

  • The Budget: what does it mean for small businesses and the self-employed?

    The Budget: what does it mean for small businesses and the self employed

    The dust is settling on another Budget Statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. While the headlines are dominated by politics, small businesses and the self-employed are looking to get the facts. Here’s our guide to get straight to the bits that really matter.

  • How IR35 reform will impact UK contractors

    How IR35 reform will impact UK contractors

    Contractors and agency workers could soon be forced to pay more in tax and National Insurance under changes put forward by the Government.

  • Should I become a contractor?

    Should I become a contractor?

    If you have a skill or expertise it’s important to put it to good use. While you might well lead a long and fulfilling career in employment, you may also benefit from the rewards to be had by becoming a contractor.

  • What is GDPR?

    GDPR: What is it and how will it affect small businesses and freelancers?

    Businesses collect and store an astronomical amount of data on their customers and clients in this digitally-driven age. However, the rules on how data is obtained and stored are about to change and it’s vital that everyone – including small businesses and freelancers – is aware of and takes notice of the changes, known as GDPR.

  • How to become a management consultant

    How to become a management consultant

    There’s a lot of variety in the role of management consultant. No two days are the same when working for companies across different sectors of all sizes.

  • Self assessment tax return for sole trader

    Self-assessment tax returns for sole traders

    There are many benefits to being self-employed; the autonomy, the freedom to pursue interesting projects and the ability to choose your own working hours to name just a few. However, with these advantages come a number of responsibilities - as a sole trader, completing your self-assessed tax return is one of the most important.