Take a stand: you have 24 hours to have your say on four annual tax returns for the self-employed

The House of Commons is obliged to hold a debate in response to the public petition on forcing the self-employed and microbusinesses to file four tax returns annually.

I’ve already shared my thoughts, and cut through some rather unfortunate BS spin, here.

MPs will debate this petition at 4.30pm on Monday 25 January.

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What goes into a good web design contract?

Updated for WordCamp Edinburgh 2015

Business relationships are like lifts. You don’t notice them when they’re working, but when they break down, your life becomes very difficult very fast. You need a contract to protect you when it happens.

In this talk we’ll walk through the basic elements of a good project contract. Using wisdom gleaned from eight years of full time professional work – as well as a few lessons learned the hard way from difficult clients – you’ll learn how to build your client relationships on a solid and safe footing. We’ll also cover pain points such as IR35, copyright, and abandonment of project.

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