Here is a list of the Top 10 most commonly asked questions by umbrella company employees, based on our experiences of working with umbrella providers (and contractors) over the past 10 years. … [more]
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Our site provides all the information, tools and resources you'll need to operate a successful professional contracting business - whether you're thinking of taking the plunge, or even if you're a seasoned pro.
If you are a professional contractor, at some stage you may need to invest in some kind of marketing for your business - but can these costs be offset against your company's tax bill? … [more]
Life as a contractor can be very rewarding. Alongside potential higher earnings, you can also experience a wide variety of jobs, and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. It isn't for everyone, but for those who move away from permanent work, the … [more]
As a limited company owner, you may well carry out your trade from home - occasionally, or on a regular basis. Which (if any) household expenses can you legitimately claim against your company's tax bill? … [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]
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 than six months since the private sector off-payroll (IR35) reforms were implemented, we look at the impact on contractors and how they can work both inside and outside IR35 compliantly via a dual solution. … [more]
If you decide to start trading via your own limited company, you may at first be put off by the perceived 'hassle' associated with being running the company and becoming a director. However, if you hire a reputable accountant and undertake some basic … [more]
Are you thinking of winding up your limited company - possibly as a result of retirement, or due to the Off-Payroll (IR35) rules? Perhaps you want to sell all or part of your business to someone else? … [more]
If you run a company, chances are, at some time you will need access to finance - loans, overdrafts, or other forms of borrowing. You may also have to pay ongoing changes for banking, hiring a car, or buying a car through the business. … [more]