The Government has launched its long-awaited consultation into 'off-payroll working' (IR35) in the private sector. … [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.
A contractor won a key IR35 case against HMRC this week, which casts further doubt on the taxman's ability to accurately recognise IR35 status. … [more]
There are two ways you can pay for childcare costs via your limited company: through a direct agreement with a childcare scheme provider or through a voucher scheme. Both arrangements can be offset as a business expense and will be exempt from tax … [more]
Investing in improving your own skills or those of your employees can give you a crucial edge when it comes to pitching for new contracts. However, before funding training via your limited company, it’s important to know what you can - and cannot - … [more]
If you are considering becoming a contractor, or are a seasoned veteran, here are 10 success tips from the IT Contracting team to help you get the most out of your contracting career. … [more]
Ever wondered who sets the rates for contract roles, how to get a prospective client to increase what they're willing to pay, or how to squeeze an agent's commission in your favour? … [more]
Since the 2016 dividend tax hike, many limited company owners will be keen to minimise their exposure to punitive levels of taxation wherever possible. The timing of dividend declarations is an integral part of this strategy. … [more]
The importance of a well-written CV cannot be understated. Given that the attention span of recruiters and clients is notoriously short, we asked an expert for 10 concise tips on how to craft the perfect contracting CV … [more]
The Employment Allowance reduces the amount of National Insurance employers have to pay by up to £3,000 per year. So, can your limited company benefit from this tax incentive? … [more]
There may be a time when you need to borrow money from your own limited company - perhaps to finance a house deposit, or for a major purchase. Here we look at how directors' loans are treated, and how you could face a hefty tax bill if you don't plan … [more]