Filing your tax return: the most common mistakes

If you are a temporary worker managing multiple assignments, we understand than filing tax returns may look like a daunting process. With the deadline approaching Paraplus look at the most common mistakes and how freelancers can avoid them.

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Paraplus Respond to George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement

Yesterday George Osbourne announced stamp duty will be cut for more than 98% of homebuyers, air passenger duty for children under 12 would be abolished next year and an extra £2 billion would be put into health services across the UK, headlines which all sound very positive.

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Choosing between payroll umbrella companies

So, you understand what a payroll umbrella company is, you’ve made the decision to use an umbrella company but now you need to pick one of the many umbrellas in the market. It’s not an easy choice and it can get confusing if you don’t have much knowledge of the industry. That’s why…

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Understanding the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)

What are the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)?

The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) is a vital piece of EU legislation which was implemented in October 2011. We are now three years down the line and the clarifications of the AWR has still left many hirers and agencies wondering what…

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Reasons Why Freelancing Is Great!

Freelancing is a great career that could provide you with a better and happier lifestyle, read on to find out how…

The first reason why being a freelancer could benefit you is that there is no commute, so you are able to work from the comfort of your own home and you can put the hours…

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Contracting with an umbrella company

Being a contractor is a lifestyle full of decisions such as where to get your new clients, how much to charge and how you should market yourself. Another important choice is whether or not to contract via an umbrella company.

Payroll umbrella companies can be very beneficial if you’re a…

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How can freelancers master productivity?

Being a freelancer working from home, it's important to put in place some methods that can ensure you are as productive as possible. Working from home may be your dream job, but without a routine it could become your nightmare…

To begin with, you should start with the right business…

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Making Freelancing Pay Off

In 2010, over 14% of the workforce in the EU fell into the category of ‘self-employed’. By 2020, forecasts predict that in the U.S, 40 percent of the workforce will be self-employed. With many people choosing to become a freelancer, it’s important to know how to make freelancing pay…

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