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3 reasons to have a CIS registered limited company

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) was set up to define how self-employed construction workers pay tax. If you work in this industry, some clients may require you to register under the CIS in order to carry out the contract work. Read more...

How to get a contractor mortgage

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

We’ve recently had some clients submit questions regarding​ obtaining a contractor mortgage and how difficult it may be. Here we answer this question about how to get a contractor mortgage. Read more...

Changes to travel and subsistence - are you losing out?

Published on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

Are you a contractor working through an umbrella company? If so, you may have noticed that since 6th April of this year, you were no longer able to claim certain expenses due to the changes to Travel and Subsistence expenses. Read more...

How to write a winning IT contractor CV

Published on Monday, August 15, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

If you are an IT contractor looking to land your next contract role, it may be time to update and sharpen up your CV. Keeping your IT contractor CV updated and modern is key to catching the eye of recruiters and potential clients. Read more...

A contractor's guide to LinkedIn profiles

Published on Friday, August 12, 2016

Written by Ciaran Woodcock

Most contractors recognise that LinkedIn can be a valuable tool when it comes to securing their next contract. Yet many contractors aren’t maximising this valuable tool, and could be missing out on having their virtual CV appearing to hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals looking for a contractor with their skills. Read more...