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Is it Easy to Switch Accountants?

There may be a number of reasons as to why you want to switch accountants; for example, you might not be happy with their service, or you might’ve found someone else who is more reasonably priced. Here, we discuss how to go about making the switch.


FAQ: Mortgages for Contractors

Many contractors in the UK set up their own limited companies to make tax savings. If you do this, as a shareholder in your company, you can draw most of your income from dividends, which you don’t pay National Insurance on. So the company – and you – save money.


How to Invoice a Client

As a contractor you will need to be able to invoice clients correctly, making sure you look as professional as possible, as well as ensuring you get paid on time using methods such as establishing your payment terms.


Top 5 websites to find freelance work

As a contractor, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is how you will go about finding work. Being self-employed means that you will gain so much in terms of skills and experience because of the fact that you will be working on new contracts on a regular basis and therefore working with lots of different people in various industries – freelance job websites are an excellent source for finding these contracts.


Advice on Chasing an Unpaid Invoice

When it comes to being self-employed, there is a slight risk when it comes to ensuring that clients pay you on time, however, there are methods to help with this situation, as well as steps to take to prevent this happening, such as requesting payment or a deposit upfront.


What to do if a Client Cancels a Contract

Although as a contractor you won’t have the same employment rights as a permanent worker, there are ways of protecting yourself should a client cancel work. This can be achieved by ensuring you know your rights as a contractor and by creating your own terms and conditions contract for both you and the client to sign.


How to Write a Contractor CV

Selling yourself to potential clients is a vital part of securing contract work. It simply doesn’t matter how qualified and capable you are – if you can’t get through the door to interview, you’re never going to make it in the contractor marketplace.