Month: October 2016

The Rise of the Gig Economy

October 25, 2016 @ 1:40 pm by Dena Salthouse

By Sarah Cullingworth

The world of work is changing. Recent trends suggest that many of us are choosing to make a living working for ourselves doing one-off jobs, or ‘gigs’, as opposed to longer stints of employment.

Freelance work is no new phenomenon of course. Danbro, a leading national accountancy firm, has been offering its expertise to thousands of contractors and freelancers across the UK for over fifteen years. However, it is these short-term contracts, facilitated by companies such as Uber and Airbnb, which have contributed to the growth in recent years …Read More

How to make sure your Umbrella protects you from the legislative storm…

October 18, 2016 @ 3:37 pm by Katie Allen

5 ways to make sure you’re covered no matter the weather…

As anyone who’s been in the temporary worker market over the last few years will know, the constant barrage of legislation change has restricted the way contractors can work and has meant they seemingly have to jump through hoop after hoop to reduce the risk of a hefty tax bill. This has also meant an increase in the checks that Umbrella companies have to do.

The Umbrella market is huge, with hundreds of players all claiming to offer the same thing, …Read More

Mmmmm…doughnuts (what constitutes as a meal when you claim expenses)

October 13, 2016 @ 5:04 pm by Dena Salthouse

By Samantha Dolphin

It’s been a few months since the changes in legislation, affecting the travel and subsistence expenses that can be reclaimed, were implemented on 6th April. So, what do we know…

If you’re not under Supervision, Direction, or Control, you can claim for your expenses; this includes commuting but there’s still some debate around the meal allowance, and just what is ok to claim.

HMRC currently states that the cost of a ‘meal’ is allowable – a meal being defined as food and drink but what constitutes as a meal may …Read More