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Sapphire pass their annual FCSA audit

Sapphire is delighted to announce that we have passed the annual FCSA audit across all models: Umbrella, Self-Employment/CIS and Limited Company. The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is the UK’s leading membership body dedicated to raising standards and promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market. The purpose of the FCSA’s accreditation is […]

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Kilheeney joins Sapphire to head up new Growth team

Sapphire, the leading contracting and accountancy firm, extends its offerings to include a range of Financial Services as Ciaran Kilheeney joins the team. The new division will see Sapphire Growth offer new and existing clients a variety of financial solutions, including commercial property finance, bridging finance, trade finance, asset finance and a whole host of […]

Accounting news

Self-Assessment Paper Tax Return Deadline Approaching…

If you’re self-employed, the self-assessment might well be the bane of your life. But we try and help you stay on top of things here at Sapphire. There are two ways to submit your tax return: Online by completing a self-assessment tax return Download and complete a SA100 form If you’re sending HMRC a paper […]

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How to be a successful business owner

To be successful at owning a business, it takes much more than just a brilliant idea! Don’t be fooled by the likes of BBC Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice – a lot more goes on behind the doors of a strong business than meets the eye. Plus, any business owner knows that the road to […]

Contracting news

Contactors can get their dream home too!

With flexible working becoming increasingly important for individuals, more and more people are choosing to become self-employed or contract workers. Rather than work the traditional 9-5 for a big corporate business, people are opting for more control over their free time and a better work-life balance. But with this greater flexibility, comes additional concerns for […]

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Financial Planning for Contractors & Salary Sacrifice Pension Options

Contracting is a lifestyle and career choice many people have chosen for the greater flexibility and earning power it offers. However, this greater freedom also means that you have a bigger responsibility to maintain financial stability and ensure that your hard-earned money is working for you. Financial planning tailored to you   At Sapphire, part […]