Month: July 2017

Game of Thrones and the evolution of the freelancer

July 18, 2017 @ 3:48 pm by Natalie Friel

As the long-awaited new series of the smash hit HBO TV Game of Thrones returns to our screens, audiences worldwide are tuning in to discover the fate of their favourite characters – will Arya get to face down the Queen of the Iron Throne herself, Cersei (whose power dressing has increased tenfold since her post shame-walk makeover)? One things for sure, with George R.R. Martin at the helm, literally anything could happen.


But how does this relate to the freelancer you may ask (or perhaps that’s just me)? Well, according to …Read More

Noticed a dip in your pay? Then getting paid a deemed salary probably isn’t paying…

July 14, 2017 @ 3:36 pm by Natalie Friel

If you’ve been receiving a deemed salary since the rule change for working in the Public Sector back in April, you’re likely to have noticed a drop in the amount you’re taking home.

When you combine that with the ongoing responsibilities and costs of being a director of your own company, it simply doesn’t pay.

Here’s 5 reasons why you should consider using an Employment Umbrella instead of being paid via a deemed salary into your limited company…



As an example, if you work a 37.5 hour week with a rate …Read More

Don’t get STAMPED on by the second home charge!

July 4, 2017 @ 2:44 pm by Jonny Brown

So after I won my 7th Mr Olympia title, my wife and I decided it was time to upgrade and move to a larger, more modern house; I was thinking of a property reminiscent of those I see Kevin McCloud talking about…with an annexe for the servants and an East Wing to store all my trophies.
Anyway, after I woke up we decided to look for a new house for real! By complete chance we came across a new build, which was not quite finished and still needed a little work …Read More