If you decide to trade as a limited company contractor, every time you complete a payment period (typically weekly or monthly), you will have to submit an invoice to your agency or end-client before payment can be made. This guide includes … [more]
Are you a Professional Contractor or Freelancer?
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Over the past few weeks, each of the major parties has been linked to a potential promise to do something about IR35 - either as a manifesto pledge, as a result of a since-deleted tweet, or now - via a radio interview. … [more]
According to a recent poll of our visitors, just 11% of Conservative-voting contractors plan to back Boris Johnson on 12th December, with a massive 65% planning to switch to the Liberal Democrats as a result of the Tories' stance on IR35 and the Loan … [more]
Since the implementation of the Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) in April 2000, the onus has fallen on professional contractors to prove that their contracts are not caught by the IR35 rules. In this article, we look at the role of professional IR35 … [more]
Have you ever wondered whether it is worth including a covering letter when you submit your CV for a prospective contract position? … [more]
As a limited company owner, you may feel that the tax system does you few favours. However, all is not lost, as there is still one benefit available to contractors each year - albeit a small one. … [more]
HMRC will assign you a tax code to inform your employer (often your own company) to help them calculate how much tax should be deducted from your salary. Here we look at what the series of numbers and letters signify, and how they affect your income. … [more]
To ensure that any contracts you undertake are not caught by IR35, you need to be able to demonstrate that you are not a disguised employee, but truly working in the manner of a small business owner. In other words, can you show that you are 'in … [more]
The IR35 'off-payroll' rules will be extended to the private sector from April 2020 onwards, directly affecting a large number of contractors. What exactly does this mean, and what can contractors and clients do to prepare in advance? … [more]
A number of high profile clients will stop engaging limited company contractors in 2020 due to the private sector off-payroll changes. What should you do if you are affected? We ask a well-known IR35 expert. … [more]