self employed

IR35 and self-employment – What installers need to know

John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) discusses what IR35 means for plumbing and heating contractors: In a recent court case it was ruled that Uber drivers are indeed workers, and not independent contractors as argued by Uber under IR35. So what is IR35, exactly, and why is it important […]

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Watch: Michael Gove clarifies that plumbers can enter people's homes "if you're attending an emergency".

Michael Gove MP appeared on the BBC this morning to clarify that tradespeople are still able to carry out emergency callouts for their customers, despite the UK heading into lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis. This is a particular concern for plumbing and heating engineers, as many are self employed, and as yet, not receiving […]

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4 top tips for starting your own plumbing or heating business

Grant Barnfather – Team Manager at NICEIC and ELECSA Insurance Services – looks at why there’s never been a better time to strike out on your own – and how to get started. Most people think of plumbers and heating engineers as people you call when something goes wrong – a leak or faulty heating, […]

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Self-employed people are the least stressed in the UK – says new research

New research by AXA Business Insurance busts some of the most prevalent myths about being self-employed in today’s Britain. According to the survey, part of the company’s annual Stress Index, those working for themselves are less stressed, have a better work-life balance and better mental wellbeing than everyone else. Pain points did emerge, however: being […]

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Millions of self-employed people will now face a tax hike – including installers

In his first Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans to increase the taxes paid by the self-employed. According to bytestart – the small business portal – the key changes will be: Those working as self-employed will see Class 4 National Insurance Contributions rise from 9% to 10% in April 2018, with a further increase to 11% in […]

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