Do I need professional indemnity insurance?

As a contractor there are many steps you need to take to make your transition from employed to working through your own company as smooth as possible. Taking out the right insurance is one of them. Protecting yourself, your business, and your finances from the worst case scenario is imperative…. View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 31 May 2018

Limited company contracting – do you need a shareholders’ agreement?

To set up a limited company, you must appoint at least one director and one shareholder. Most contractors and new business owners choose to fulfil both of these roles simultaneously. Some choose to join forces with other professionals from the very beginning, or name other shareholders a little further down… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 24 May 2018

How much will the dividend allowance drop cost you?

Almost one year ago, contractors and small businesses were celebrating news that the cut to the tax-free dividend allowance had been shelved. Roll on 12 months, and it’s safe to say that this joy has been short lived. From 6th April 2018 to 5th April 2019, the dividend allowance has… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 17 May 2018

6 great resources for finding first time contract work

Finding new opportunities is a vital part of daily life for contractors serving all sectors. It is recommended that you regularly network, build relationships and search for new contracts, even if you have secured back-to-back jobs since you entered the contract market. Keeping your name out there and relevant in… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 10 May 2018

Could working with an agent be beneficial

Variety is the spice of life. It’s also one of the main draws of becoming a contractor. As well as having the freedom to work with a vast range of clients, you can take control of your own career progression and develop specific skills. When securing contract work you also… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 3 May 2018