Telling the truth about SME life today

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 […]

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 […]