With so much conflicting advice online covering CV layout, length, content and appearance, we asked an industry expert for his thoughts on how best to draft the perfect document to capture the eye of prospective clients and recruiters. … [more]
First Timer or Veteran Contractor?
Very few contractors regret their decision to break with traditional employment and start out on their own. Our site provides all the information you'll need to operate a successful professional contracting business - whether you're thinking of taking the plunge, or if you're a seasoned pro.
There are many retail loyalty schemes available to consumers - covering anything from groceries to cosmetics. Wouldn't it be good if you could personally benefit from extra points generated by business as well as personal purchases? … [more]
If you have decided to trade via your own limited company, you have to submit an application to Companies House, the registrar of companies. Here, we've listed 10 bits of information you need to collect in advance to ensure your formation can be … [more]
If you are a professional contractor, at some stage you may need to invest in some kind of marketing for your business - but can these costs be offset against your company's tax bill? … [more]
With IR35 reforms being applied to private sector organisations after April 2020, here we look at ways clients / engagers can prepare their businesses in advance of the implementation date. … [more]
At some stage, whilst working via your limited company, you may face a situation where you need to relocate to take up a new contracting role. You may be able to offset your moving costs against your company's tax bill. … [more]
If you are a limited company owner, you have a number of monthly, quarterly and yearly tax and accounting deadlines to keep on top of. Read this guide to make sure you don't end up on the wrong side of HMRC. … [more]
There are several ways to set up your own limited company; via an accountant (a popular way), via a company formations agent, or direct with Companies House. Here we look at the typical costs associated with each option. … [more]
The first major step towards the Government's aim of transforming the way tax data is stored and communicated comes in April 2019 when most limited companies will be required to submit all VAT returns electronically. … [more]
There really is nothing worse than dealing with an accountant who is a poor communicator, has substandard accounting skills and/or is a late filer. For a stress-free life as a contractor, you should research the market for the best accountancy firm … [more]