You’ve made the decision to boldly go where very few people in your circle have gone before. No more micromanaging from a manager whose every move grates on you: from the way they slurp their tea to a po-faced and barely recognisable grunt of “morning” when the reality of a Monday hits you. Continue reading “How to set up your limited company”
If you’re a non-UK national or expat and want to spend some time living and working here, contract work could be the way to accomplish your goals. This is especially true if you work in the engineering, IT, healthcare or creative industries, which have reported skill gaps in several important areas. Continue reading “Contract work in the UK – a guide for non-residents”
Parenting is mad. It changes you. It’s a lot of sleepless nights, limitless obligations and unidentified fluids over your favourite things. You learn a lot about yourself once you’re responsible for a child, not all of it flattering. Continue reading “Keeping mum: being a contractor and a parent”
Contract work can be a strange beast. You might avoid the sort of work from home jobs that are bread and butter for a lot of contractors precisely because solo working leaves you feeling lonely and, over time, adversely affects your mental health. Continue reading “The longest lunch hour: how to fight loneliness at work”
Juggling your personal and business finances is one of the biggest challenges of being a contractor. In this guide we’re going to talk about how to manage your money and also what entitlements you can expect regarding things like holiday, sickness pay and parental leave.
When you become a contractor, one of the first things you have to consider is how you’re going to manage your money. This guide will take you through the process of managing your business accounts and help you decide if using an accountant will work for you.
We’ve put together a guide that cuts through the jargon of the insurance world. So, whether you’re an accountant or IT contractor, tradesperson or financial consultant, we can help you find the best deal on a policy that fits your needs.