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Contractors 24 Jun 2024

IR35 and sole traders: 2024 guide

“Is my sole trader business at risk because of IR35?” If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Many…

Contractors 23 Jun 2024

Is IR35 Insurance worth it?

One of the greatest obstacles if you’re a contractor, recruiter or end client that engages with contractors, is dealing with…

Contractors 11 Jun 2024

What does the General Election mean for the IR35 reforms in 2024?

With another General Election on the horizon, the political landscape is once again filled with debates, manifestos, and promises. For…

Contractors 04 Mar 2024

IR35 reforms highlighted as core issue in PAC review of HMRC performance: a deep dive

In a critical examination, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meticulously assessed HMRC’s performance in 2022-23, placing particular emphasis on its…

Contractor Guides 22 Dec 2023

How to start your career as a self-employed IT contractor

IT contractors have never been in more demand than they are right now, so if you’ve been toying with the…

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What is the difference between a sole trader and a limited company?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be seen as financial advice. You should consult with your…

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Inside vs Outside IR35 a Positive Outlook

Operating through a Personal Service Company (PSC) and working outside IR35 provides contractors with a wealth of benefits. For instance,…

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Introduction to Statement of Work (SoW): What it is, and isn`t

This is a guest post from Stuart Juggins, founder of Aardent. You can find more information about who Aardent are…

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What if I get injured at work?

For any contractor who has previously been in traditional employment, you probably didn’t think that much about what would happen…

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5 Essential Skills Every Contractor Should Have

Don’t panic if you don’t have all of the skills below yet. These are just a few of the many…

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11 productivity hacks every freelancer should know

When you start working for yourself you can start to feel overwhelmed when it comes to managing your productivity throughout…

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7 reasons to quit your job and become a freelancer

Are you thinking about a job change? It might be slightly better pay, but will you feel truly satisfied? If…

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How every contractor can benefit from Professional Indemnity insurance

We’ve no doubt that you’ve heard of Professional Indemnity insurance before. You may know it by a different name; errors…

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Is becoming an energy contractor a good move?

If you’re working in the energy sector but getting tired of working for someone else, you might be starting to…

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Does IR35 apply to freelancers?

As a freelancer, you’ve probably heard about the IR35 reforms. Some freelancer platforms have been spotted using the new legislation…

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Do I need an Employer Reference Number (ERN)?

Most contractors love the flexibility and control over your working life that being self-employed gives you. However, it does involve…

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Should I get my contract reviewed for IR35 compliance?

Since the IR35 reforms came into effect in 2021, most contractors will no longer be responsible for their own IR35…

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Business Guide to Employers’ Liability Insurance

Employer’s liability insurance provides cover for your business if an employee makes a claim for a work-related injury or illness.…

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A Contractor’s Business Guide to Retiring

Many of us dream of a relaxing retirement one day, but when you’re self-employed as a contractor it might not…

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Common Mistakes Made by New Contractors

Becoming a contractor after being in permanent, full-time employment can be a daunting step to take, so the last thing…

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Do UK contractors need to hold public liability insurance?

If you are new to contracting, you’re probably still trying to fathom which insurances you actually need and which are…

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Should you work under a Statement of Work?

It’s likely that, as a contractor, you’ve not heard of a Statement of Work (SoW) before and there’s not really…

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The cost of (not having) contractor insurance

Contractor insurance can seem like a right headache to sort out. Let’s face it, it’s not exactly a glamorous expense.…

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Brand Identity: The Basics

Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business? Steve Forbes, editor of Forbes business…

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Five mistakes every freelancer makes and how to avoid them

Whether you are new to freelancing or you’re a long-term independent professional, it’s fair to say that we all experience…

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Yet another IR35 defeat for HMRC

Contractor Stuart Barnes (former professional rugby player and now rugby commentator) wins his IR35 case against HMRC. Mr Barnes was…

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Public liability for contractors: what is it?

Public liability insurance is one of the key insurances that most contractors have under their belt, so this probably isn’t the first…

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Do I still need public liability if I`m working from home?

With the work-from-home rule still being in effect, that’s exactly where most contractors are working from right now. It’s still…

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What is employers` liability?

One of the contractor insurances we get asked about a lot is employers’ liability (often referred to as EL) because, to be…

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IR35 guide for overseas contractors and end clients

Does IR35 apply to foreign contracts, or when working outside of the UK? That’s a question we’re often asked at…