62% rise in number of locum doctors in hospitals in five years

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The use of locum doctors in hospitals has increased by 62% over the last six years as hospitals struggle with staffing shortages and doctors increasingly favour flexible working, according to an analysis by Brookson, the leading provider of accountancy services …

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Common mistakes made by new freelancers

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Just like with any career move, it can take a little while to adapt to the freelancing way of life. However, there are some common problems that apply across industries, and you are likely to find yourself dealing with them …

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How to keep on top of your cash flow as a self-employed professional

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When you are a self-employed professional, you may get to enjoy the benefits of higher take home pay for a job than employees do. However, you also have the added burden of keeping your cash flow in check on your …

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The benefits of joining an umbrella company

If you are thinking of becoming self employed but feel like running your own business will be too much hassle then you may find there are a number of benefits to joining an umbrella company. An umbrella company essentially acts …

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Spotting high-value clients

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If your work involves contracting directly with clients, you are probably already aware that the process can be somewhat hit-and-miss. Of course, you could opt to work through an agency, but there are also a few simple steps you can …

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Why self employment is now more viable

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Since the financial crisis, more and more people have been going it alone and setting up their own business. While initially it seemed that widespread redundancies had forced people to go down this route, it seems that this may no …

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Is broadband letting small businesses down?

With the business world becoming more and more interconnected all the time, the internet is becoming an increasingly integral part of people’s day-to-day work life. But limited companies, sole traders and contractors will need to ask themselves, is their broadband …

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Must have devices for remote contractors and freelancers

When working as a contractor or freelancer, you are the one that’s in charge of making sure you have all the hardware you need. Unlike an employee, you cannot charge any hardware you get to the company you are working …

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Are smartphones the new satnav?

Smartphones are getting, well, smarter all the time. While your mobile phone was once mainly used for making phone calls and sending text messages while on the go, they can now do so much more. As a contractor, freelancer or …

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Top 5 mobile phones for 2015

As we begin a new year refreshed from a well deserved break, we’re all getting back into the swing of things and what better way to start a new year, than with the latest smartphone companion to keep you on …

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