Up until less than a decade ago, permanent roles were arguably the most prominent way of working. However, contracting roles are becoming ever more popular and there are now estimated to be 600,000 contractors (operating via a limited company) in the UK.
There was a time when contractors couldn’t claim travel from work to home for a ‘temporary’ workplace. They were like any other permanent staff member – unable to claim back the cost of travel. Along came new legislation in 1998, which allowed travel to become claimable for contractors as long as the work place didn’t last any longer than 24 months.