Following the networking site's recent facelift, an industry expert explains how to write a contract-winning LinkedIn profile that both works with the new-look service, and dovetails with your CV. … [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.
To ensure your contracts fall outside the scope of IR35, you need to have an IR35 compliant written contract in place, and ensure that your working practices mirror the terms of the contract. One of the best ways to add strength to your proof of … [more]
One of our readers has recently been offered a contract role 200 miles away from home. Can he claim the cost of renting accomodation against his limited company's tax bill? … [more]
When it comes to paying dividends to shareholders, the first thing a company's directors should do is to check how much profit is available to be distributed. But what happens if you have overpaid dividends? … [more]
Average contract rates have remained static over the past decade, thanks to increased competition and outsourcing, so here we explain why it is more important than ever to maximise your potential earnings as a contractor. … [more]
You've invoiced your client correctly, but payment still hasn't been made. Here, a debt recovery expert looks at the options available to contractors faced with late payment problems. … [more]
A concise guide to the main tax rates, bands and allowances you will encounter as a contractor during the 2017/18 tax year. … [more]
There will be occasions when you may wish to provide small gifts to employees, throw a staff function or even treat yourself as the director. … [more]
With more accountants than ever offering either bespoke or third party software for their clients to use, we look at the significant benefits online accountancy systems can provide for contractors. … [more]
Poor cash flow management has always been the number one reason why businesses of all size fail. Like other business owners, contractors can also suffer significant financial difficulties if a client fails to pay on time. … [more]