Not all contractors start work with a signed contract in place. Here we consider the risks this may involve, and why a contract doesn’t necessarily have to be in writing for it to be legally binding.
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With ‘outside IR35’ contracts now in high demand by contractors, due to the introduction of the April 2020 ‘off-payroll’ rules, how have the legislative changes affected the contract jobs market, and how are agency recruiters reacting?
Have you ever wondered whether it is worth including a covering letter when you submit your CV for a prospective contract position?
In this article, Peter Roy looks at some great ways for contractors to save money on their accomodation costs – including how to find late availability deals, find discount codes, and make the most of a new trend – ‘Air B&B’.
What contractors should do if a client or agency fails to pay an invoice ontime. How online software, organisation, and a knowledge of your rights will protect your cashflow.
With the array of booming economies worldwide, it’s no wonder that so many skilled workers are seeking employment abroad. However, whilst there are plenty of reasons to look for opportunities overseas, there are a variety of potential risks that contractors face, particularly surrounding compliance across borders.
Due to the emphasis often placed on IR35, contractors may enter into contractual agreements without fully understanding the practicality and implications of the other provisions contained within them. Here are some typical things to look out for before you sign on the dotted line.
In this article, commercial solicitor Leigh Ellis explains why contractors should be careful when negotiating with potential clients, as you could unwittingly enter a binding contract during an email conversation if you don’t use the correct terminology.
For software developers and digital agencies, source code is the stock in trade; it’s what you do for a living and what you’re paid for. But who owns the code once it has been written?
Having your own website can provide a number of real benefits for contractors, and given the low cost of entry, there isn’t really an excuse not to have one these days.