December is upon us again and Christmas is just around the corner
Over recent years, the number of self-employed workers and freelancers has increased significantly.
In fact, a recent report has revealed that there are currently 4.9 million self-employed workers in the UK, an increase of 48% compared to 3.3 million in 2001. This means that the self-employed account for 15% of the total working population.
CMME are happy to announce that we have recently partnered with Local Heroes!
Starting from the Wednesday 12th December 2018 this new partnership enables CMME client’s access to a comprehensive range of tradespeople in their local area who are skilled and vetted, ready to help with any home improvements or day to day issues. This online service is quick, easy to use and backed by British Gas.
When it comes to buying a property, there are a whole host of factors and costs to think about, from understanding your financial position and establishing how much you can borrow, through to finding the right property and making an offer, not to mention funding your deposit.
We are living in the era of the self-employed. Nearly one in six of us now work for ourselves – either as contractors, freelancers, consultants, or agents. Leaving the world of permanent employment is a big step and it’s not one to be undertaken lightly because it’s true to say that the first 12 months are a rollercoaster both emotionally and financially.
Over recent months, Prime Minister Theresa May has been negotiating an agreement with the EU concerning where the UK will stand in terms of trade, immigration, EU laws, and subsidies, when we leave the European Union in March 2019.
Why are more people choosing contracts over full-time employment?
What's the difference between being a contractor and an employee? This is a question that more and more people are asking, and that's because the number of people contracting is on the rise, big time.
Freelancing might be great for flexibility and work-life balance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be ambitious too. After a couple of years getting established and settled into the lifestyle, it’s natural that you’ll start to think bigger. And that means focusing on growth.
Everyone loves a bargain, especially in the run-up to Christmas, a notoriously expensive time of year. But don’t let temptation get the better of you - or your money. Follow our top tips to get the best deals without burning a hole in your wallet this Black Friday (23rd November) and Cyber Monday (26th November).