There’s an old joke about two things you can count on, death and taxes. As an employee, many of us are PAYE tax payers, which is pay-as-you-earn. Our employer takes out the taxes we owe HMRC and our taxes are paid. If you are self-employed you have to file taxes on your own, or… Read more »


There is a newish term in the news lately, but the concept itself has been around for some time, the term is “gig economy” or “gig economy worker(s)”. What the term is referring to is workers who work contractually, and as needed. One definition says, “a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts… Read more »


If you don’t know by now, data, in particular your data, is valuable. Valuable to a lot of people. Your details and information about you is valuable to those who may wish to sell you things, like products and services. It also is valuable to those who may wish to use your details and data… Read more »


There are many jobs out there in the world today, some jobs are popular and everyone wants them, and some jobs are not so popular. There are jobs that pay great salaries, but for a variety of reasons, no one wants them. They may be dangerous jobs, or dirty jobs, or doing something just plain… Read more »


Forbes magazine has released their annual list of the top earning celebrities for this year. The list is always entertaining to read, as you can see if any new entertainers have made the financial grade and been added to the list, and make comparisons to last year’s list to see which entertainers have dropped off,… Read more »


Sports Direct has been in the news recently for a few things, most importantly, the treatment of its employees. Employees in the company’s main warehouse are on zero hour contracts as are many of the other employees. Employees have their wages docked even if they are a few minutes late, take too long in the… Read more »