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IR35 Survey: 5 Things We Learnt From Freelancers & Business Owners

With April and IR35 now drawing closer, we are fast approaching a deadline that’s been at the centre of much controversy ever since it was announced.First introduced in 2000, IR35 was originally meant to crack down on those skirting around taxes and NIC payments through disguised employment....

Why Human Capital is the Responsibility of Every Department

Why Human Capital is the Responsibility of Every Department

From startup to large companies, freelancers are helping to kickstart projects, fill in skills gaps and assist in company growth. But the question is: who within the organisation should have responsibility for hiring them? And should it be on an ongoing basis or a reactionary one based on business...

Is there Life on Mars?

Future of Work Survey 2020 | Is there Life on Mars?

Welcome to the year 2050. You’ve woken up, hand-picked your fresh strawberries from your garden for breakfast, and you’re now logging in to Zoom for your 9am daily meeting. Did we say Zoom? We meant VRoom (your Virtual Reality chat room and future workplace that has effectively replicated all the...

What is a 1099 form and how to prepare and file it?

What is a 1099 form and how to prepare and file it?

If you’re new to working with freelancers, vendors, or contractors, you might have heard of 1099 forms, but what exactly are they? Here’s everything you need to know about these forms, from the deadlines and penalties, through to how to prepare and file them. Please note: The information in this...

The A to Z of Freelance Retainer Agreements

The A to Z of Freelance Retainer Agreements

Working as a freelancer comes with many perks. You can create your own schedule, be selective about the kind of work you take on, and work from wherever you please. But on the flipside, you also sign up for a lot of uncertainties. You don’t receive a steady paycheck, and the amount of work coming...

9 Daily Habits & Phrases We Can Thank 2020 For

9 Daily Habits & Phrases We Can "Thank" 2020 For

We are without a doubt facing “unprecedented times”. The “global pandemic” has shaken the entire world to its very core and has resulted in a huge shift in the way we all live and work. Whilst we can only hope that we can look back one day soon  and think of our “quarantine-life” as a thing of the...

5 ways to enable success working as a virtual company

5 ways to enable success working as a virtual company

Pre-2020 the idea that so many businesses globally would operate as virtual companies, with remote and distributed teams being the norm was quite a foreign thought. However, gone are the days where employees all commute into the same central headquarters, with each and every employee clocking in...

The Remote Team's Guide to Working Smarter

Love it or hate it, you can definitely no longer ignore it — remote working is here to stay. We’re now closing in on a year since the lockdowns forced companies to go remote almost overnight — and while some teams have adapted well and have shown more productivity while working remotely, others...

Contractor vs Freelancer: What’s The Difference?

Contractor vs Freelancer: What’s The Difference?

Contents:  What is the difference between a freelancer and a contractor? The 4 key differences between freelancers and contractors There was a time when companies saw temps and contractors as a backup plan; to cover for full-time employees on leave or to tide through periods of extra work....