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. … [more]
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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.
Many contractors travel by car on business - they may be visiting client sites, or attending conferences and training sessions. However, when it comes to claiming tax relief for the costs of these journeys, the rules can be confusing. … [more]
Many contractors ask which factors (written, or carried out in practice) are most important in determining the IR35 status of a contract. Although a combination of factors will determine whether or not a contractors is caught by IR35, some do carry … [more]
Most contractors work via their own limited companies. Aside from the tax benefits this structure offers its shareholders, the liability of directors is also limited. … [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]
The Budget has been delivered. The Chancellor announced that the IR35 'off payroll' rules will be extended to the private sector from April 2020. … [more]
One of the main attractions of working via your own company is that the liability of shareholders is limited. So, to what extent is the liability of company directors limited? … [more]
The basics of IR35 should be understood by everyone in the contracting community at a fundamental level, as the rules have such a profound impact on take home pay if you are caught. Here, an expert answers our questions on employment status - does … [more]
If you decide to set up a limited company with other people - either for contracting purposes, or to run another type of business, how do you ensure that all of your shareholders (including yourselves) are protected in case something goes wrong? A … [more]
The 'dividend allowance' was cut from £5,000 to £2,000 on 6th April 2018. What does this mean in practice, and how much will it cost you? … [more]