Here are ten essential questions you should ask prospective firms when you're comparing umbrella company providers.
How to create a virtual contracting business that can be managed from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and a WiFi connection.
Last year the Government announced the introduction of a new statutory entitlement of shared parental leave and pay set to come into effect from 5th April 2015. So, what will these changes mean for contractors?
When you join a new contractor accountant, with incomplete accounting records in tow, should the new provider charge you to bring them up-to-date?
A guide to life cover for IT contractors - essential cover to protect your dependants in the event of the worst happening.
Benefits in kind are benefits which employees or directors receive from their employment but which are not included in their salary or wages. An expert explains further.
Varying incomes and a lack of financial security can put a strain on the cash flow of some contractors. Things may be even worse if you are stuck with a client who delays payment or even refuses to pay at all.
In an attempt to put pay to the promotion of tax avoidance schemes aimed at contractors, amendments have been made to existing legislation which will require recruiters to supply specific information to HMRC about their workers.
The ability to successfully negotiate your contract rate with clients and agents will serve you well in your career as a contractor. Here are some things to bear in mind when working out how much to charge for your skills.
If you are embarking upon a career as a limited company contractor, you need to follow a number of steps before you can start trading.