There’s more to making it through an interview as an IT contractor in one piece than a crisply ironed shirt and a smart tie – although such details are often a good place to start. In this guide, we look at how the process works, plus reveal some … [more]
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A successful contractor career requires navigating some tricky situations (and people). You'll need to negotiate with recruiters and clients, stay on top of your accounts, and keep on the right side of the taxman. … [more]
Employers, employees and the self employed pay National Insurance Contributions. What rates of NI do contractors pay in 2023/4? … [more]
There are several character traits you need to possess (or improve upon) to become a successful long-term contractor. In addition to the prerequisite business and technical skills, … [more]
Life as a contractor can be very rewarding. Alongside potential higher earnings, you can also experience a wide variety of jobs, and enjoy being your own boss. It isn't for everyone, but for those who take the leap, most never look back. Here are ten … [more]
There are plenty of reputable umbrella providers out there - as well as (sadly) some unethical ones. With this in mind, here are 15 things to look out for when you compare umbrella companies. … [more]
In most cases, extracting profits from a company by distributing dividends to shareholders is a simple process. But what happens if you mistakenly declare dividends which are greater than the value of the company's available profits? … [more]
Most contractors spend a lot of time behind computer screens. With this in mind, can your company claim for the cost of an employee's eye test? And, what about the cost of corrective glasses? … [more]
Many limited company owners work from home occasionally, or on a regular basis. Which (if any) household expenses can you legitimately claim against your company's tax bill? … [more]
If you've spent personal funds setting up a business, what scope is there to reclaim these costs from your limited company after incorporation? … [more]