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Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information provided in our guides is accurate, they are by their nature general. Seek professional advice specific to you and your business before taking any decision or action based upon these guides.

Working as a contractor in any field has many great benefits. First, you get a lot of freedom to pursue other interests as you work. The money is also quite good in contracting compared to other types of jobs. A lot of people who move from permanent work towards...
Self-employment can definitely be a great thing. It offers an opportunity for people to make a living, while still enjoying a level of flexibility and freedom. There are many potential opportunities to pursue as a self-employed individual, and if you have the right set of skills, the idea of...
The contracting industry has boomed massively over the last couple of decades in the UK. However, with the passing of the IR35 legislation in 2000, and last year's changes to how it impacts public sector contractors, a lot of freelancers are now looking for umbrella companies to cushion them...
Does IR35 apply to you? This is an important question if you are working as a contractor in the UK. IR35 (otherwise known as intermediaries legislation) was introduced into the UK in April 2000 by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and primarily effects contractors who often...
Deciding whether to quit your job or stay before applying for contracts is a tough call, and you might find yourself doubting your abilities in the process. Luckily, we’re here to help you take the leap and make an informed decision. Compatibility There is always a demand in the contracting sector...
The contracting industry is growing by leaps and bounds each year, as a large number of working professionals wake up to the flexibility and freedom that contracting offers. However, no matter how interested in contracting some professionals are, they often struggle with figuring out how to contract, especially when...
Working as a contractor comes with many benefits, such as having the freedom to manage your time while determining your own income. However, with those benefits comes the responsibility to find and retain clients and having the ability to make a good first impression can play a huge role...
Moving from being a permanent employee to a contractor can be a hard adjustment for anyone. It’s like moving into a whole new world, and one might feel overwhelmed and totally unprepared in the beginning. That’s why we’ve decided to provide first-time contractors with useful tips on how to adjust...
VAT is the general sales tax applied across the European Union. Businesses supplying goods or services with a turnover above £80,000 per year are required to collect this tax from their clients and pay it to HMRC on a quarterly basis. Registering for VAT also means that you can...
Almost all contractors work through one of two arrangements, their own limited company (also known as a personal service company or PSC) or an umbrella company. The limited company route involves creating a company owned by you which engages with agencies or clients on a business-to-business basis, selling your...