Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

What are the benefits of investing in IT and Tech for Small Businesses?

If you’re a small business owner, you may be reluctant to invest in better IT and technology due to the initial costs. But it’s seriously worth considering. The benefits of having more advanced tech in your business can actually outweigh the initial cost, and even make you more money. If you’d like to learn more … Read more

Freelancers need to follow these five pension boosting strategies

Ensure your pension is working for you. Follow these five pension boosting strategies. Everybody might have different aspirations for retirement, but there is one thing we all share regarding the money we have for when we stop working. We all want to have as much money in our pension pot as possible. The more money … Read more

Privacy

What is this Privacy Policy for? This privacy policy is for this website benrmatthews.com and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this … Read more

Macau City Guide: The Vegas of the Orient

This is a guest post from. Alex Sidebottom. Alex is a keen travel writer and explorer of Asian cultures. He has lived in Macau for the last 12 months and is fast becoming a go-to online expert on life in the ‘Vegas of the East’. Alex is looking to broaden his horizons with a stay … Read more

Avoid These Law Firm Marketing Mistakes

Abraham Lincoln said: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Abe was right. If he had not gone to the theater, he eventually might have said the same thing about lawyers who handle their own marketing. Lawyers are legal advisers. They know tort, statutes, rules, regulations and proper courtroom procedure. They can … Read more

What is IR35? Does IR35 apply to your freelance contract?

If you’re working as a freelancer or a contractor through your own limited company you’ve probably heard people talking about IR35 legislation. They’ve probably spoken about it in hushed tones, like IR35 is this big scary thing to be feared. IR35 is a piece of legislation that you need to know about, but it’s not … Read more

Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more