Many people who either are looking to start their own business, or are a contractor or freelancer looking for a payroll solution, hear that limited companies are a tax-efficient way to operate in the UK. But with all the confusing jargon surrounding it, what is a limited company really and how can operating one benefit you?
There has been a lot of talk about the changes to off-payroll legislation in the public sector that went live on 6 April 2017. Contractors and their recruitment agencies have been heavily impacted by the changes and this article will summarise the best payroll options available to contractors working in the public sector.
With changes to off-payroll legislation (IR35) that have come into place in the public sector, and soon the private sector, demand for umbrella companies has drastically increased. Umbrella company payroll is an alternative payroll option to agency PAYE, and is a popular choice for contractors who can no longer work through a PSC (Personal Service Company).
The UK tax year runs from 6th April to 5th April the following year, which means the new tax year of 2017/18 is starting soon on Thursday 6th April. As a contractor and businessperson, there are things you can do to prepare for the new tax year and set yourself up for success.