It’s a common misconception that the self-employed struggle to get on the housing ladder, when in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth!
There are a whole host of specialist brokers that can help to overcome any difficulties. Today, self-employed borrowers account for one in five specialist mortgages and the entire process is a lot easier than you might think.
Amid growing pressure on the Government over its handling of Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his final budget before the UK’s planned departure from the EU.
In his Budget announcement, the chancellor announced that the era of austerity “is finally coming to an end”.
Timing, so they say, is everything, and using your time effectively isn’t just the key to a more productive life, it’s also the secret to a happier one. Contracting Scout has looked at 6 ways you can make better use of your time in order to achieve that all-important work-life balance.
Downsizing can be tricky and there are a whole host of things that need to be taken into consideration when moving to a smaller home.
Whether your children have flown the nest, your house is too big to manage, or you’re looking to reduce your day-to-day living costs, downsizing can provide the best solution.
Here’s our tips to downsizing your home:
Are you charging a competitive rate that will set you apart from other contractors?
If you want to be roasting chestnuts on a new log fire this festive season, the countdown is on to buy a new home with the average time it takes from listing a property to moving in now standing at 13 weeks.
For independent professionals, the wait can be even longer, and the 12 days of Christmas could be just a dream.
With more people than ever before using sites such as Airbnb when they travel, now is the perfect time for homeowners and landlords to take advantage of this lucrative market. After all… recent research released by Airbnb has revealed that UK ‘hosts’ earned more than £657million through the site in the year to July 2017, which works out at about £3000 a year.
A budget plays a crucial role in helping IT contractors live without a guaranteed income and still maintain their quality of life, even during periods between contracts. But how should you go about creating a budget you can rely on? These are our top tips…