Orange & Gold Blog

January Contractor Report Round-Up

Demand for IT skills on a contract basis grew in December at its fastest pace for more than 15 years

HMRC update

HMRC has recently disclosed in a statement on its website that it collected a yield of £1.1m in relation to IR35 enquiries that were closed in 2012/13

Brand UK flying high

Last year's London Olympics and Queen's Diamond Jubilee has helped to push Great Britain's brand value one place up the rankings to 4th in the world

Financial Planning – The Missing Link

Financial planning and protection are arguably more crucial for small businesses owners and self-employed individuals, than for employees

Contractors – saints or sinners?

The formation of a Select Committee to examine the impact, good and bad, of personal service companies for tax collection in the UK has recently been announced.

UK business confidence hits new 10-year high

The latest Institute of Chartered Accountants / Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor survey results show business confidence has risen to the highest point recorded in the 10 years that the survey has been running.