Making the move from a permanent role into a contracting career can be hugely beneficial to both your skill set and your income – and it all starts with a strong CV.
Here are ten essential questions you should ask prospective firms when you're comparing umbrella company providers.
As a limited company contractor, what is the most tax efficient salary to pay yourself? Updated figures for the 2015/16 tax year.
Use our new 2015/16 salary and dividends calculator to work out how much additional tax you will have to pay on dividends drawn down from your limited company.
How to work out what hourly contract rate you need to achieve in order to secure your target annual gross income.
What information should limited company contractors include on their invoices?
How you can cover yourself against professional costs, and even back taxes, if you are the subject of an IR35 status enquiry.
How to create a virtual contracting business that can be managed from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and a WiFi connection.
The main factors which will affect the rates you can command as an IT contractor. From skills and experience, to economic conditions, agency commissions, and your company structure.
An employment status expert explains why complying with IR35 involves much more than simply having an 'IR35 friendly' contract in place.