Public Sector Contractors: What are your options in 2017?

HMRC recently published further guidance on off-payroll working for PSC workers in the public sector. Cloud9 Umbrella has written a guest article on the topic below. It’s one of the biggest topics of conversation within the industry, creating a massive stir for contractors and steadfast decisions from end clients. The off-payroll working in the public…

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,…

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…

Thinking of applying for a mortgage in 2017? Here’s what you need to know if you’re a contractor.

Many contractors feel that they are at a disadvantage when applying for a mortgage at some high street lenders due to their non-traditional employment status. Capricorn Financial, one of London’s premier brokers, which provides specialist mortgages to contractors, has written valuable advice on this topic below. There are an estimated 1.4 million British ‘contractors’ working…

Self-Assessment Tax Return Deadline 2015/2016

It’s that time of year again where the self-assessment tax return deadline 2015/2016 is almost upon us. We hope that you are keeping up to date with all of your paperwork since it can be all too tempting to switch off before your holidays have even begun. If you are processing your own tax return…

Happy contractors? The latest study reveals why!

More and more people in the UK are becoming contractors as each year goes by, with the current figure making up for 32% of the UK working population but numbers are expected to rise. Contractors have also helped to grow the UK’s economy over these last few years and this is mainly due to the…