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  • 5 Things You Should Never Say to a Freelancer

    Posted on 17th October 2017 by Stephen McCance

    The freelancer and gig economy is growing every year. In the first quarter of 2016, there were 4.7 million self-employed people in the UK. Yet despite this popularity, many people are still unfamiliar...

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    To freelance or not to freelance?

    Posted on 10th October 2017 by Katy Carlisle

    Working in your pyjamas with nobody else to answer to? The freelance life can seem like a dream! And with self-employment on the rise, you may be tempted to make the leap too. Since setting up my own ...

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  • Retroactive Cover

    Retroactive cover, what is it? And how will it protect you.

    Posted on 9th October 2017 by Alex Worthington

    Have you ever thought what would happen when you cancelled your insurance policy? Would the work you had previously completed still be covered if a problem was to arise further down the line? If you h...

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  • A Guide to Expenses for Contractors

    A Guide to Expenses for Contractors

    Posted on 9th October 2017 by Ascendis

    With contracting comes freedom and responsibility. It can be difficult to know every last minor detail of legislation, but understanding expenses will reap benefits.As you probably know, correctly...

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  • Steps to Take if Your Client Won’t Pay an Invoice

    Posted on 9th October 2017 by Stephen McCance

    Does this situation sound familiar? You’ve handed over the final piece of work for a client, carefully totted up your billable hours and then sent them an invoice for the work completed.Silence....

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  • Sports O’Hara Sports Day

    This Sports Day was NOT for kids

    Posted on 5th October 2017 by Alex Worthington

    Work hard, play hard. That’s the motto Caunce O’Hara played by as we hosted our first ever Sports Day, and boy this Sports Day was not for kids!We invited eight teams made up of Manchester bus...

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    So what do you want to read about?

    Posted on 1st October 2017 by COH Editor

    We want you to enjoy our newsletter, and provide you with the best topics for you and your business.So do please vote below and let us know what you want to see more of.[poll id="1"]...

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  • Tips for Protecting Your Small Business From Cybercrime

    Posted on 21st September 2017 by Stephen McCance

    When it comes to cybercrime, small companies are often lured into a false sense of security. When we see news coverage of big companies being targeted, it’s easy to assume that anything smaller woul...

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  • Tips for Going Freelance after Redundancy

    Posted on 20th September 2017 by Stephen McCance

    Being made redundant can be a highly stressful life event that no one wants to have to go through. It can be a very emotional time, as you will be leaving behind a company and a team that you love.  ...

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  • What is IR35 and how does it affect you?

    Posted on 11th September 2017 by CREST Plus

    What is IR35 and how does it affect you?Whether you’re new to contracting or an old-hand, the issue of IR35 is never far away.  IR35 status affects your tax and National Insurance, so it can ha...

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