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The Perfect Business Toolkit To Scale and Grow

When you’re just starting a new business, your biggest challenge is to get your company off the ground and running. Once you are past that phase however, you may notice that your priorities are changing — and fast. By now, you have established your firm as a strong new player in the industry,...

A Brief History of IR35 and the key factors to determine employment status

Granted, the subject of tax probably doesn’t make for great dinner party conversations. But with IR35 (also known as off-payroll or intermediaries legislation) all set to take effect in the private sector from April 2020, it is a topic that’s increasingly coming up in conversation. And with good...

What is the Freelancer Economy - and Where Has it Come From?

Ask the average person what a freelancer is – never mind the freelancer economy – and they’ll be hard pushed to give you a definitive answer. Unless someone is familiar with the industry or has worked with this group of talent before, that’s perfectly understandable. Freelancers are basically...

Adopting a Freelancer Management System is easier than you think

With almost 5 million self-employed people in the UK, 64% of British businesses admit to relying on freelancers1. Despite this, many companies still do not have a comprehensive strategy to manage and organise their contingent workers. 

Is IR35 the new ‘red flag law’?

If you lived in the UK in the mid-19th century, and wanted to go for a drive in your brand new horseless carriage, you had to follow some bizarre rules. You could only drive at a speed of 2 miles an hour. You also had to get somebody to walk in front of the carriage waving a red flag. 

4 ways a Freelancer Management System can help young firms grow

In an economy where work is becoming more skills-driven, an increasing number of companies are operating with a blended workforce. Freelancers, contingent workers and remote employees make up a huge part of the team in most companies.For large firms working with thousands of freelancers, adopting a...

7 Steps to Get Stakeholder Buy-in For a Freelancer Management System

You know you need a Freelancer Management System (FMS) to plug the gap when it comes to managing your fluid team – but now you need to get buy-in from the rest of the business, whether that’s finance, HR, IT or even the board. Obviously, this depends on the size of the business as to the...

A Freelancer’s Short Guide to Managing IR35

You set up your business as a limited company because you have always wanted to be your own boss, build an empire or simply attain a degree of flexibility to balance contracts with parenting and caring duties. All with good intentions, right? The problem is, it’s easy for freelancers and...

GDPR Compliance When Working With Freelancers

Accurate data is the lifeblood of any business. It helps make sense of events and supports decision-making. The same applies to your contingent workforce data, too. If you know who your organisation is already working with and the skills they have, then you’re in a better position to select the...