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How to close your company and extract the profits at 10%

All things come to an end eventually and contracting is no exception.  Whether it was your decision or not, you might eventually decide to close down your company and move on to new projects. If […]

Retirement planning as a contractor

Let’s face it, retirement planning isn’t the sexiest subject in the world and for a lot of people, it’s perceived as something that isn’t a priority in their life right now. However, pension planning is […]

Gross Payment Status

CIS – Gross Payment Status Update

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) requires contractors to deduct tax at source on payments made to a subcontractor. However, the subcontractor can register with HMRC for gross payment status to stop the tax at source […]

How to get a mortgage as a contractor?

Contracting can be a great idea; you can choose when and where you work, enjoy a flexible lifestyle and can switch between contracts to suit your needs. However, when it comes to getting a mortgage, […]

How To Become A Contractor

Moving from employment to contracting may seem quite a daunting thought at first. However, it doesn’t have to be with our step-by-step guide on how contracting can work for you. Here’s some top tips to […]

What is IR35?

What is IR35? Why is it important?

IR35 is hot topic at the moment, whether it be the recent high profile case of against the BBC and Ms Ackroyd or the expected rolling out of last year changes in the public sector […]

Why was Ms Christa Ackroyd deemed inside of IR35?

Over the past few weeks we have noticed a growing number of questions over why the recent First-Tier Tribunal case decided in favour of HMRC rather than Ms Christa Ackroyd, the former BBC television presenter. […]

What is IR35 – inside or outside?

IR35 legislation was introduced in April 2000 with the aim to reduce the number of contractors who were avoiding PAYE and national insurance via the use of an intermediary company. Basically, if you are a […]