Dan Mepham

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About Dan Mepham

Dan joined the SG Contractor Accounting in 2015 as Managing Director having previously been a Director at a large national accountancy firm. Apart from a few years spent auditing he has spent all of his career focusing on contractors and small businesses and is a regular commentator on contractor websites.

Can I furlough myself as a Limited Company Contractor?

2020-04-30T15:37:04+01:00By |

Under the Government’s Coronavirus business support measures announced this week, it has been indicated that some Limited Company contractors may be covered by the ‘Job retention scheme’ and therefore can furlough themselves if unable to work due to Covid-19. There is a distinction in law between a director with a service contract and a director [...]

Coronavirus business support measures explained

2020-09-24T15:36:18+01:00By |

This guide covers all of the business support measures announced by Rishi Sunak in March and is being updated as and when new initiatives are launched or changes are made to existing ones. Please bookmark this page to keep up to date. Last updated 17th August 2020: Additions to Grants for the self-employed Contents Coronavirus [...]

Sunak delivers Budget to meet ‘challenging times’

2020-04-21T15:25:29+01:00By |

Sunak delivers Budget to meet ‘challenging times’ Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget, and the first since the UK’s departure from the European Union, against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chancellor announced a £30 billion stimulus package to support the economy through coronavirus contagion and pledged to give the NHS whatever extra [...]

Should I refuse IR35 contracts?

2020-10-20T13:49:03+01:00By |

It’s estimated that thousands of independent contractors will be affected by the private sector IR35 changes. Even though concerns have been raised by organisations who represent contractors, freelancers and consultants, the changes are on track to come into effect in April. Our ‘IR35 survival guide’ discusses these changes in-depth, and covers your options going forward. [...]

Your options when working inside IR35

2020-10-20T13:46:40+01:00By |

With April quickly approaching and the proposed IR35 changes to private sector contracts set to come into force, we’re continuing to delve deeper into IR35 and the potential implications it will have on contractors. Our ‘IR35 Survival Guide’ addresses lots of points, but we thought we’d cover what your options are if your contract is [...]