What is IR35?

What is IR35?

Simply speaking, IR35 is a piece of tax legislation designed by HMRC to counteract tax avoidance by taxing ‘disguised’ employment at the same rate as similar employment. It is used to assess whether self-employed individuals or freelancers are working genuinely, or if they are working as ‘disguised’ employees, with all the same responsibilities as a […]

Interview techniques: An SME employer’s guide

Hiring interview

In this exclusive Real Business guide, we look at how SME employers can adopt interview techniques to help them select the best candidates for the role while remaining legally compliant.

Problems you may face running a business

In this exclusive Real Business guide, we look at the major problems you may face when running a small-to-medium business. The UK’s 5.9m SME owners face a range of problems in the day-to-day running of their businesses. In fact, they face the same problems their larger counterparts do, just without the added resources. Common problems […]

How to grow your business

Successful growth

In this Real Business guide, we look at the multiple ways you can grow your small-to-medium business, including what mistakes to avoid.

How to start a business

How to start a business

In this exclusive Real Business guide, we look at the ins and outs of starting a business, from registering your company to securing your first sale and beyond. What if I told you that?64% of the UK workforce wants to set up a business. And with over a third of the workforce disliking their current […]