The Tax-Free Dividend Allowance changes

There has been a lot written about the IR35 changes, which were put into effect in April of this year. However, it is not the only change. In this post we discuss how changes to the tax-free dividend allowance have affected contractors. The 2017 Spring Budget saw limited company contractors,… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 30 October 2017

Why you should take out insurance as a contractor

As a contractor, the question of taking out insurance should be near the top of your to-do list. We find that contractors new to the field sometimes leave this important issue for later, once they’re more established. In this post, we explain why it’s a good idea for all contractors,… View Article
Chelsie Richardson Chelsie Richardson , 26 October 2017

Limited company directors: what are your responsibilities

We recently discussed the benefits of being a limited company contractor, from easier borrowing to a greater sense of security. However, being a limited company director comes with a greater set of responsibilities. Companies Act 2006 In 2006, the then Labour government passed the Companies Act, which included seven statutory duties… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 23 October 2017

The impact of IR35 reforms on the public sector

There has been much concern and debate over recent IR35 reforms which came into effect this year. For contractors, these reforms felt like a major blow and indeed furthered the worry that the current government does not understand nor care about the needs of contractors. What are these reforms Following… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 19 October 2017

6 ways to develop a successful marketing plan

Whether you’re just dipping your toe in the water of the contracting world, or you are a seasoned professional joining a new sector, developing a successful marketing plan is crucial if you want to succeed. In this post we take you through 6 ways to develop a successful marketing plan…. View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 16 October 2017

When is the best time to go limited?

One of the interesting things about setting yourself up as a limited company is that you can do it any time of the year. The autumn months are most popular among entrepreneurs and contractors taking the plunge and forming a limited company. In this post we will help you determine the… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 12 October 2017

Top 5 apps to make a contractor’s life easier

The working life of a contractor can be hectic, to say the least. From juggling different clients to handling invoices, you will often have your hands full. In this post, we reveal the top 5 apps that will help make your life as a contractor more manageable. There is a diverse… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 9 October 2017