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.
Working via an umbrella company – the 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.
What is IR35? – Essential guide for limited company contractors
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.
8 things you need to know before contracting offshore
According to the Oil & Gas UK Workforce Report, there are around 280,000 people working offshore in the UK alone. If you’re interested in a career working offshore, whether it be on an oil rig…
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…
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…