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How Your Self Employed Staff Could Get You Into Trouble

When your company is small and you’re moving from one-man-band into a properly structured company, it can be tempting to hire people who are Self Employed rather than making them employees of your own company. The main reason is not having to run payroll and take care of their taxes, sick pay and holiday entitlements. […]

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3 Things That Stops Company Directors Getting On The Property Ladder

I deal with thousands of business owners every year, and a good number of those are company directors.  As such, I have a great understanding of the reasons why mortgage applications fail. It usually comes down to three reasons for company directors. Deposit Credit Proving Income Mortgage applications are decided on lending criteria and decisions […]

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Gary Das

Owner and Founder (ENTJ) Gary became self-employed on 1st November 2006 and has a vision to make Active the No. 1 Broker in the UK, championing the self-employed and business owners. He is easily the most energetic and motivated in the office. Gary aspires to work with a developer to build leading mortgage software and […]

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Lauren Tilly

Operations Manager (ESFJ) Joined Active in 2012 as an administrator, assisting Gary with the general running of the business and ensuring the highest level of customer service. She wants to make her own money and feel proud of herself for everything she achieves. Lauren enjoys a fair bit of banter, can compete with Jake for […]

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Jake Rogoff

Mortgage & Protection Broker (ESTJ) The 1st Active team member, Jake joined in 2009 and is the most committed. He started as a life insurance adviser and became qualified to provide mortgage advice in 2015. Jake aspires to offer financial and pension advice as he gets older.* Enjoys shouting loudly while talking to customers on […]

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Georgia Budd

Protection Broker (ENFP) Georgia joined Active in October 2015 as an apprentice and is now qualified to give life insurance advice. She manages the advice of our existing life insurance customers single handed. She’s our youngest member of the team who wants to be Gary’s boss. If there is chocolate or sweets in the office […]

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