Self Employed

thinking of a career change

Thinking of a career change

They say that acknowledging a desire for change is the first and biggest step towards achieving it. Well that’s great, but where on earth do your start when you’ve decided you want to change your career? This is not generally something you can do overnight. You need a plan. And patience. And tenacity. And a

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Can I apply for flexible working hours

Can I apply for flexible working hours

The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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Support for carers at work

Support for carers at work

Carers are often unsung heroes, diligently providing an essential service to loved ones or friends. Juggling this commitment with the demands of normal work can be incredibly stressful. The good news is that there are statutory rights employers are obliged to offer to carers. Such support for carers at work can be invaluable, and it

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Spending your time wisely and being successful

Spending your time wisely and being successful

‘I haven’t got the time!’ is a common refrain from many of us. When life is so full with work, kids, and home, the 24 hours in each day can seem to fly by in a blur. Where did that go? The key to spending your time wisely and being successful is to ensure you

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Self employed and pregnant

Self employed and pregnant

The appearance of the thin blue line on the pregnancy test kick-starts a whole new world of financial challenges. Those in employment can look to their company for maternity benefits – the law provides strict guidelines and most employment contracts are very clear on the policy to be applied. For self-employed women the process and

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Blogging

Blogging

Blogging is a fabulous hobby. It’s an incredible way of connecting with the entire world to communicate your message. Whether you wish to blog for personal reasons or commercial reasons, having your own space to fill as you please is extremely rewarding. How to start a blog Starting a free blog is easy. There are

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