If proof were needed that successive governments seem hellbent on removing any of the final benefits associated with limited company contracting, then this year’s Autumn Statement may provide just just that.
In this section, we look at the ways you can invest your hard-earned contracting income for the future.
We also examine the impact of Government legislation (such as the 'Help to Buy' mortgage scheme), and how successive Budgets impact your take-home pay and personal wealth.
You can access evergreen guides to pensions, mortgages, income protection and banking via our Financials pages.
As the number of tax planning opportunities available to contractors continues to dwindle, we look at the pros and cons of running buy-to-let investments via a corporate structure.
If you run a limited company, you may have received a pensions auto-enrolment reminder letter over the past few weeks. We asked a pensions expert which contractors are affected by the new rules.
Here are all the main points from Budget 2016, with a focus on changes which affect the contracting industry.
Budget 2016 will be delivered this Wednesday (16th March). Contractors will be in the firing line once again, with pre-announced major changes to the way dividends and travel expenses are taxed. So what else can we expect on Budget Day? View the Key Points from Budget 2016 here
If you’re looking to buy a new home or change your current lender, you may be interested to hear that ‘tracker’ mortgages are very much in fashion again, offering contractors the chance to capitalise on the historically low base rate – which shows no sign of rising any time soon.
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement today (25th November) at 12.30. Here we detail the key points, and explain how contractors have been affected.
The Chancellor delivered his second 2015 Budget this lunchtime. Here, we summarise the key points, including major changes to the way dividends are taxed, an Inheritance Tax overhaul, a possible fresh review of IR35, and a pension tax relief cut for the highest earners.
Just months following the original 2015 Budget, George Osborne is set to deliver a fresh post-election Budget on July 8th. Here we look at the announcements most likely to be made on Wednesday.
With new research showing that most independent workers feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to taking out a mortgage, a financial expert aims to dispel some of the myths associated with securing a contractor mortgage.