What to consider if you want to switch from umbrella to limited

When you first start out in contracting, working under an umbrella company is an excellent stepping-stone into the world of self-employment. But at what point should you start considering switching to a limited company? If you are new to contracting, using an umbrella company is ideal due to the minimal administration you need to manage.…

Contractor wellbeing series: top tips to integrate self-care into life as a contractor

There are big advantages to going self-employed such as having more control over your time and work. But with the fast-paced lifestyle, most of us have today, experiencing stress from time-to-time is a normal part of life. So it doesn’t hurt to incorporate some self-care habits into your day-to-day routine to help you avoid unnecessary…

The benefits of using an accounting software

An accounting software can compliment the service provided to you by your contractor accountant as it allows you keep on top of your day-to-day bookkeeping alongside receiving support, advice and guidance from your accountant. It can really help to make your contracting life a lot easier, giving you more time to concentrate on the important…

How to get your limited company name just right

Once you’ve made the decision to set-up a limited company; you’ll want to start thinking about choosing the right name for it. You might even already have a name in mind but there are still some important factors to consider before making your final decision. You want a name that is timeless, that will be…

IR35 – what should contractors look out for in their contract?

So you’ve secured a contract…great! But before you agree to take on any project, there are some points you should consider before signing on the dotted line. Particularly with the clampdown on IR35, every contract you are given should be read carefully to evaluate your IR35 status. Since IR35 is such a complex legislation, the…

Do you have what it takes to be a successful contractor?

As an accountancy service dedicated to supporting you as a contractor, we’re always discussing current trends in the market, providing general updates and advice. But what we haven’t really touched on is what it actually takes in you, as a person, to be a successful contractor. Below we’ve rounded up some top characteristics commonly attributed…