The FCSA trade body for umbrella companies and accountancy providers has criticised UCATT, the construction union, for allegedly encouraging workers to protest against umbrella companies.
Do you have unpaid invoices keeping you up at night? The Mail recently reported that contractors and freelancers lose an average of £2,472 each per year due to outstanding invoices and late payments.
Summer may be ending, but there are still plenty of sports to tune into in the month of September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With summer holiday season in full flow, we feel inspired to discuss contracting and holidays, and how you can enjoy a rewarding contracting career while still taking much-needed breaks.
Whilst the outcome of the EU referendum seems to be bad news for permanent employees, recent trends seem to highlight that contractors may be set to prosper. Could the Brexit see an increase in the UK’s dependence on the flexible workforce?