Contractors: How to achieve a good work-life balance

Whether you’re a freelancer or a contractor working 9-5, we are all guilty of working late from time to time; often neglecting our life outside of work. It’s essential to create boundaries between your work and your personal life with a healthy work-life balance but sometimes situations arise where it becomes quite easy to overstep…

Contractors should prepare for a spotlight on taxes

This article originally appeared in IPSE Magazine issue 59. IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, is the UK’s largest representative body for the self-employed community, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independent professionals. We exist to support and enable our members, and the wider population of self-employed, through a range of support services,…

Insider Interview Series: Life as a contractor

Our ‘Insider Interview’ series has been created to provide insight to those who are considering contracting. Our series starts with Nigel, who has been contracting for over nine years. Q&A Why did you choose contracting? I was tired of being an employee and looked forward to the challenge of being able to demonstrate to clients the…

Why 2017 is the prime time to start contracting

A global survey conducted by YouGov recently revealed that in general, 2016 appeared to be a challenging year for the world. 2016 has seen many ups and downs, not only in the self-employment sector but also politically and economically through the EU referendum with the possibility of the UK leaving the single market – creating…