Category Archives: Contractors

Liberty Bishop Blog - Working in Germany - What you need to know

Finding a job and working in Germany – What you need to know

  Germany is the powerhouse of Europe. With the fourth largest economy worldwide and with it providing 28% of the EU’s GDP, it is an excellent choice for contractors looking to secure engaging, rewarding and financially beneficial work. With a trade surplus of €310 billion, it is also the world’s largest capital exporter; it is [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on April 27th, 2018
Liberty Bishop Blog - The Gender Pay Gap and the Recruitment Industry

The Gender Pay Gap and the Recruitment Industry

Not limited merely to the UK, the gender pay gap  has been described as the shame of commerce worldwide. Thankfully, the UK is leading the way in transparency and as of the 5th April, it is a legal requirement for all companies with more than 250 employees to submit gender pay gap data to be [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on April 27th, 2018

Could you save tax before the 5th April Year End?

With the end of the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching, it is advisable to begin planning now in order to minimise your tax bill as we head into the new financial year. This factsheet considers ways in which both your business and personal finances can be structured so that they are as tax-efficient as possible, [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on March 27th, 2018
Liberty Bishop Blog - Working Overseas - How an Umbrella Company makes it Easy

Working Overseas – How an Umbrella Company makes it Easy

There is little more exciting in the contracting life than to be offered the opportunity to work abroad. The thrill of experiencing another culture, from inside work and out, the chance to explore a new land in your downtime, and the benefit of more clement weather (depending on where you work) provides experiences beyond a [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on March 7th, 2018
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The Liberty Bishop HMRC Self Assessment Tax Roundup 2017

We’re at the end of 2017 already. Christmas is less than a week away. New Year, a week after, and most importantly, the HMRC self assessment tax submission deadline is looming fast. But this tax filing season brings with it a raft of changes that you will have to consider before hitting the “File Tax [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on December 19th, 2017
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Autumn Budget 2017

The first Autumn budget for twenty-one years was not the happy occasion most had wished for. The Liberty Bishop team have gone through the Chancellor’s statement with a fine tooth-comb and picked out the highlights just for you! Here are our takeaways from a bit of a gloomy budget: Personal allowances rose (great news), but [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on November 24th, 2017
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Contractor payday: What’s next?

Umbrella companies have taken a bit of a battering in recent years; the restrictions placed on claiming travel and subsistence expenses and changes to salary sacrifice rules have meant that, for the vast majority of umbrella company contractors, the umbrella route is no longer a way of reducing ones tax liabilities. Instead the umbrella solution [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on August 25th, 2017
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Webinar discussions

  We know it’s hard to keep up with all the legislative adjustments and read through all the technical jargon at times! We plan to host a new series of webinars (online seminars) covering hot topics of the moment and industry updates. Quite honestly it’s not something we have completed before, but as we have [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on March 9th, 2017
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Discuss IR35 over a coffee – Contractor registration

  Important changes to tax legislation which may affect you and your Ltd company. From the 6th April 2017, the way in which IR35 legislation works will be changing for those Limited company contractors that provide services to public sector bodies. Post-April, it will no longer be the responsibility of the Limited company to determine [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on January 19th, 2017