Running your Company

Running your own limited company can seem daunting at the beginning however with help from a good specialist contractor accountant, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. In this section James shares a number of guides on topics his clients tend to ask her about on a day to day basis.

If you would like to appoint Dolan Accountancy as your accountants please visit our become a client page or if you have any questions about contracting please call us on 01442 795100 or email Jaime.thorpe@dolanaccountancy.com.

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Using your Limited Company when inside IR35

Designed to prevent ‘disguised employment’, IR35 has long been criticised for being overly complicated – now recent changes have just added further issues for both contractors and those hiring them.

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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.

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Insolvency & Dissolution Services

Entrepreneurs’ relief is now business asset disposal relief. The experts at Dolan Accountancy explain what it is, how to claim it and what has changed.

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Business asset disposal relief explained

Entrepreneurs’ relief is now business asset disposal relief. The experts at Dolan Accountancy explain what it is, how to claim it and what has changed.

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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.

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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.

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Advice on Setting your Contract Rates

As a contractor you will need to ensure that you are motivated enough to get out there and find your own work on a regular basis. This also means having to set your rates for these contracts. When it comes to calculating how much you will be charging each client you will need to research other similar contractor’s rates of pay, as well as taking into account factors such as how sought after your skills are and the supply and demand for them.

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How to Trademark a Company

Many limited company contractors may assume that once a business has been registered they automatically own the legal rights to the name and logo, however, in order to protect your brand, you will need to obtain a registered trademark, which is easy to do for a small fee.

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