You can pay anything from £50 to £150 per month for a contractor accountant. So what should this monthly fee include, and what ‘extras’ might you have to pay? Read more
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Why compliance with IR35 involves a lot more preparation than simply downloading an IR35 contract from the internet. Read more
A brief overview of how ‘control’ is an important factor in determining the IR35 status of a contract. Read more
If you’re decided to work via an umbrella company, you will be faced with a bewildering choice of providers. Here are 20 essential tips to help your compare umbrella companies. Read more
Selecting the right contractor accountant to use is an essential part of the process of starting out in the contracting world. Here are some top tips. Read more
A specialist accountant will provide a number of services to look after the tax and accounting needs of your limited company. Here we look at the typical tasks they undertake for a monthly fee. Read more
How can you check that your umbrella company payslip and net take home pay figures are correct, comply with UK tax laws, and don’t include any unexpected deductions? Read more
As contractors do not receive the insurance benefits often provded to permanent employees, taking out a relevant life insurance policy is a tax efficient way to protect your loved ones. Read more
This article aims to elucidate the concept of salary skimming, its occurrence, and the steps contractors can take to secure transparent and compliant payment from their umbrella company. Read more
The different ways contractor companies can account for VAT – the ‘standard’ VAT accounting, flat rate VAT, annual accounting, and the cash accounting schemes. Read more