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Here's where we lift the lid on insurance and explain it all simply.

There's essential help with how best to protect your business or not-for-profit. Plus, useful advice on running your organisation and life as a freelancer.

Car insurance premiums under scrutiny

If you’re one of the many people (us included) fed up with the seemingly relentless rises in car insurance premiums then help may be at hand.

UK riots – Riot Damages Act deadline update

Were you were unlucky enough to suffer damage to or loss of your property in the recent riots?

Businesses take on more freelancers

Despite (or perhaps because of) the current economic climate, there are still plenty of opportunities for freelancers to find work in theUK.

Oops files #6

The sign blunders keep on rolling in (geddit?), spotted by our eagle-eyed photographers and snapped for posterity.

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Is your insurance ‘any one claim’ or ‘in the aggregate’?

Is your professional indemnity insurance ‘any one claim’ or ‘in the aggregate’? And why does it make a difference? As always, it's all to do with money...

Agency Workers Regulations

If you’re not already aware, the new legislation comes into force on 1st October 2011. In simple terms, it’s designed to give agency workers who’ve been in the same role with the same company for 12 weeks or more the same employment rights as permanent staff.

The hat has spoken

Last week we launched our QR Code competition. We hope you had fun playing it and didn’t get too frazzled. The competition closed on Friday.

HMRC hardens up

Being self-employed can be incredibly daunting and demanding. But in light of the HMRC crackdown, and with the case of the plumbers, it’s vital that you remember that being self employed, whatever you are doing, means being professional.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams

A recent survey of 500 small businesses carried out by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, found that 23% (almost a quarter) of over 55’s had set up their own business after being made redundant

Freelancer problems: the big five

As a freelancer, you face a different set of problems to employees. And many of them you'll have to deal with on your own. Here are five biggies.

Competition time – win a Spotify Premium subscription

*This competition has closed* Fancy a bit of free Spotify action? Enter our competition and you could be lost in music sometime very soon.

Balancing Google ranking with a great service

Google consider plenty of ranking factors and, thankfully, none mean we have to change who we are. But we do have to pay more attention to these factors, and work a bit harder. Here’s what we’ve learnt: