The Treasury has announced a review into the 'off payroll' (IR35) rules, seemingly aimed at making the private sector rollout as smooth as possible, rather than as a precursor to making much-needed changes to the underlying legislation. … [more]
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Very few people 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.
The profits generated by UK companies of all sizes can be distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends. Limited company professionals, such as contractors and consultants, typically draw down the bulk of their earnings in the form of … [more]
Almost all contractors who provide professional services to clients trade via their own limited companies, or join PAYE umbrella schemes. Here we've compiled a table to help compare the pros and cons of each structure. … [more]
A leading contractor campaign group has called on the new Conservative Government to honour its pre-election pledge to review the IR35 rules, and postpone the planned April 2020 'off payroll' private sector rollout in the meantime. … [more]
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]
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]