Top 10 tips for choosing a contractor accountant
If you do a quick Google search for the term “contractor accountant”, you may be surprised to see just how many companies claim to be specialists in this sector. With so many companies to choose from, how do you know which ones will provide you with the best service?
How to set up in business as an IT Contractor
Few who decide to become IT contractors live to regret it thanks to the greater financial and personal freedom they enjoy; but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks involved.
IR35 insurance – essential cover for contractors
IR35 insurance will protect your limited company in the event that an enquiry is made into your tax return, or via a PAYE compliance visit. In some cases, this could result in a Tax Tribunal.
Contracting via an umbrella company – pros and cons
Although most professional contractors work via limited companies, a significant percentage prefer to (or have to) work through umbrella companies. Here we look at the pros and cons of contracting via an umbrella.
Insurance for IT contractors and software professionals
Contractors and consultants provide professional advice and services to clients and as such, might well be liable for any mistakes or errors they may make in the course of their duties. Why is insurance important…
What is IR35? – Essential guide for limited company owners
If you are thinking of working as a freelancer or a contractor via your own limited company, you need to very quickly get a basic understanding of the IR35 rules.
What hourly rate should you charge as an IT contractor?
Alongside freedom, the potential financial benefit associated with contracting is a prime motivator for many people thinking of working for clients as an independent worker. One of the first things people ask is: “what hourly…
How to work effectively with freelancers
As the recession continues to hit UK businesses, many are finding they have to make redundancies to save money, and replace their full time staff with part-time freelancers. This means more work for the UK’s…
Everything you need to know before becoming an IT contractor
Making the decision to go it alone and leave the relative security of life as a PAYE employee is a big one, but it can pay dividends (quite literally) when it comes to your potential…