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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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The differences between freelancers and contractors

Categorising yourself correctly can help you in many ways, from appearing in the search engines for relevant search terms to…

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10 tips for setting up your limited company as a contractor

If you’ve decided to take the leap into contracting, congratulations! It’s a big, exciting step and you’re probably buzzing with…

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Do you have the right professional indemnity limit for your industry?

Professional indemnity cover is one of the staples of contractor insurance. Along with public liability insurance and employers’ liability insurance, it’s usually…

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What insurance do I need as an oil and gas contractor?

As an oil and gas contractor, you work in a fairly unique industry and much of it is high risk.…

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A Contractor`s Guide To Self-Assessment Tax Returns

As if you weren’t excited enough about Christmas, every freelancer and contractor’s favourite time of year is fast approaching too?…

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8 tips for contractors on closing down your limited company

There are several reasons why, as a contractor, you might decide to close down your limited company. It could be…

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7 tips for contractor networking in 2022

Networking has changed a lot over the years. While face-to-face networking is still an incredibly important aspect of relationship-building for…

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Do I need employers’ liability as a limited company contractor?

New contractors – and even veteran contractors, for that matter – are often a bit baffled by employers’ liability insurance.…

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7 budgeting tips for self-employed contractors and freelancers

As a self-employed person, you know the meaning of ‘famine or feast’. One month you’re riding high on a huge…

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How to make the most of LinkedIn Services when self-employed

Last month we looked at ways to make the most of your LinkedIn profile as a contractor, giving you tips…

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How to become a sole trader

For some professions, becoming a sole trader is a much more common option than being a limited company contractor if…

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Does a contractor need professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity, along with public liability, is one of the key insurance covers that most UK limited company contractors will…

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How to become an engineering contractor

If you are studying for or seeking to start your engineering career in the not-too-distant-future, you may have been giving…

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8 tips to make the most of your LinkedIn profile as a contractor

Most of us have a LinkedIn profile sitting there, but an awful lot of us just use it as a…

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How to choose a name for your limited company as a contractor?

If you decided to operate as a limited company contractor (as opposed to being a sole trader), then choosing a…

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Directors’ and officers’ liability: do contractors need it?

Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O for short) often falls into the category of “I doubt I need that,” accompanied…

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Top 5 Tips To Grab The Best IT Contractor Roles On LinkedIn

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is still a really valuable resource for IT contractors in terms of promoting your skills and service…