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Don’t miss our top 5 blogs of 2018!

As we kick off 2019, we’re jumping on the bandwagon of all the 2018 countdown shows on telly over the festive period, with our top blog posts of the year.

With a little help from Google Analytics here are the top five “old acquaintances” (see what we did there?), from the Liquid Friday blog during 2018:

#5 Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) – best practice tips for subcontractors

Coming in at number 5, this posts lays out the key things to know if you are working as a subcontractor under the Construction Industry Scheme, which in the UK covers practically all aspects of construction works. There are top best practice tips, including how to claim your CIS rebate sooner.

#4 5 big fat myths about umbrella company working

Legitimate umbrella companies, like Liquid Friday and other accredited FCSA members, are contractor champions rather than the pantomime villains of the flexible workforce. In this article we cut through the common misconceptions about umbrella company employment and get to the truth about this way of working.

#3 2019 loan charge – could you be affected?

Certainly one of the most talked about topics in the industry over the year. This post explains HMRC’s 2019 loan charge which impacts anyone who has been paid through a disguised remuneration scheme / contractor loan scheme since 1999.

#2 Umbrella V Agency PAYE – what’s right for you?

Runner-up in our countdown is an oldie but a goodie. As an agency contractor or freelance professional, there are a number of ways you can get paid. One choice is between agency payroll or umbrella and here we explore the pros and cons of each.

#1 Your tax code for 2018-19 and what it means

Drum roll please! Our most read blog post of 2018, is a useful one.
Tax codes can be confusing but they determine how much of your money goes to HMRC. Almost 16.5 thousand clicked on this article as a handy reference for the various tax code prefixes and suffixes and the current year’s rates and allowances.

Onwards to 2019

Subscribers to the Liquid Friday blog have trebled in 2018, so a massive thank you to everyone for reading.

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Happy New Year from the team at Liquid Friday and we look forward to working with you in 2019!