What insurance do you need as a contractor?

As a contractor, insurance is important to protect yourself from any issues that may arise from your business activities. With the huge variation of packages available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by what to get. The right coverage depends on each contractor and the type of business they have. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions…

Contracting in the Public Sector: Limited Company, Umbrella or Agency Payroll?

Since the public sector reform in April 2017, we are still asked frequently by public sector contractors if they should continue using their own limited company or switch to an umbrella. The answer very much depends on each individual’s circumstances thus we would strongly encourage contractors to speak to us for tailored advice. Nonetheless, we…

What NOT to name your limited company

Thinking of setting up your own limited company? It can be an exciting yet daunting process. There are many benefits to running a limited company, from flexible working hours and being your own boss to having complete control over your finances. But what about when it comes down to naming your company? There are more…

Annual Christmas Party Expenses for Contractors

As we are now weeks away from Christmas, and the holiday season is in full swing, we cover the most common queries about festive and annual event expenses.   Annual Christmas party as deductible expenses Your limited company can claim its festive or annual party as deductible expenses for corporation tax purposes. The cost of…

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…