The off-payroll working rules for overseas contracts

Off-payroll workers are those who provide services to a company without being on their PAYE payroll. With the amendment to the off-payroll working rules in the public sector earlier this year, some off-payroll workers such as contractors, freelancers and consultants must alter their practices in line with recent IR35 reforms. The… View Article
Chelsie Richardson Chelsie Richardson , 30 November 2017

Perfecting your sales approach as a contractor

We pride ourselves on making life simpler for contractors and freelancers with our specialist accounting services. However, there is a long list of sales and marketing demands that contractors have to juggle in order to secure opportunities in their respective industries. Perfecting your sales approach is vital as an independent… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 28 November 2017

Why choose Shield Accountancy

Life as a contractor comes with an array of risks and rewards. Having the support you need to fulfil each and every contract you win is important. As a contractor you have to fulfil your own tax and NI obligations, as well as keeping up to date with and abiding… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 23 November 2017

7 markets where contract work is king

Self-employed people now represent 15.1% of the UK’s workforce. According to the latest UK Labour Market Survey, the number of self-employed people in the UK has risen by 70,000 to 4.86 million since the same period last year. There are many advantages to being self-employed, and for every well-reported risk… View Article
Chelsie Richardson Chelsie Richardson , 21 November 2017

Predictions: What 2018 could hold for contractors

2017 has no doubt been a great year for contractors across the country. With the increasing number of contractor, freelancer and consultant roles available, this year has run contrary to what many forecasters predicted. Although the post-Brexit landscape was assumed to be unkind, optimism has remained high in contracting, in… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 2 November 2017