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Ever since the IT contracting boom of the 90s, limited company contracting has been a sensible and rewarding way to earn a living as a contractor. Combining the flexibility of self-employment with the advantages of corporate tax structures, forming your own contracting company has been the go-to recommendation of...
Agile development denotes a particular collection of software development procedures that organizations can use to influence and enhance collaboration between the differently-tiered teams within it that are self-organizing and multifunctional. These agile development processes work great in ensuring that your organisation achieves well-organised project management that is responsive to...
As a subcategory of Agile Development, Scrum is a popular, lightweight development outline that provides the specific processes needed in order to achieve framework consistency of sprints, for example, by maintaining low overheads while increasing efficiency and output. Scrum development is well-known for its precise models and efficient practices that...
As you step into contracting work, you will need to decide whether to run a limited company or use an umbrella company. Going with an umbrella company has some benefits. A PAYE umbrella is simply a company that acts as the overall employer to agency contractors. The contractors then...
As you start your business in the UK, there will be a number of business structures you can choose from. You can choose a sole trader business structure where you run the business on your own and you keep all the profits, although simple this option leaves your house...
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...