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…

Ahead of the Autumn Budget – our take on IR35 half a year on

In the build-up to the Autumn Budget very much dominated by contractors speculating whether IR35 reforms will be extended to the private sector and seven months on from what experts have described as the change that would bring about the end of public sector contracting. We ask, “What have we learned in this time?” Recap…

The latest industry updates – Contractor demand on a high

It has been a turbulent few months in economical, political and social landscapes. For contractors there have been huge variables from Brexit, to IR35 concerns that have influenced the state of the job market. Nonetheless, various sources including the IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs indicate a soar in demand for temporary staff. As a result…

Contracting and Freelancing your way to a happier work life

With the number of self-employed workers increasing by 103,000 to 4.80 million (in the three months to April), we delve in to explore IPSE’s recent study to understand why contracting and freelancing are becoming so popular. At K&B Accountancy Group and Cloud9 Umbrella, we’ve always known that contracting is the best route for the many…

New research reveals more reasons to become self-employed

Following on from our ‘Happy Contractors’ article, new research now reveals further evidence to support the point that contractors are happier in the workplace than their permanent counterparts. Entering the world of contracting may seem like a big step to take but the benefits it offers often outweigh any challenges. New research, conducted by a…

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…