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Contractor FAQs: How do I choose a name for my limited company?

Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

When you decide to become a contractor or freelancer with your own limited company, you have to register a company name. This means you should choose a name that is professional and is easy to remember. We discuss ways to help you select a catchy and appropriate name for your limited company. Read more...

Reactions to HMRC's ESS Tool and what you can do about your IR35 status

Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

HMRC released its Employment Status Service (ESS) tool in March to help provide clarity around IR35, and to assist public sector clients and agencies in assessing the IR35 status of their off-payroll workers. There has been plenty of controversy surrounding it, with some experts claiming it is inaccurate whilst HMRC jumps to its defence. Read more...

What is Supervision, Direction and Control?

Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

Supervision, Direction and Control (SDC) came into effect on 6 April 2016 as a way of limiting the number of umbrella contractors being able to claim travel and subsistence expenses. Do you know what SDC is and whether or not you are subject to it? Read more...

A guide to becoming a contractor in the UK from abroad

Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

Are you new to the UK and looking for work? Or are you thinking of coming to the UK for work? Contracting or freelancing is a great way for skilled professionals to break into the workforce in the UK, and you may even enjoy the flexible lifestyle so much that you’ll decide to continue contracting for many years to come. Read more...