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 but sometimes situations arise where it becomes quite easy to overstep these lines. In your mind,…

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…