Starting Up

Making the move to contracting should be an exciting time. In this section Ashley has included a number of guides she believes contractors will find helpful, when they are considering making the move.

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 sophie.lewis@dolanaccountancy.com.

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Limited vs Umbrella

As a contractor, you’ll likely have heard a lot about both Limited companies and Umbrella companies. There’s plenty of conflicting information out there and it can be difficult to make an informed decision about the best option for you.

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Switching Accountants

There are a lot of accountancy firms out there – some more suitable for contractors than others. Although it can seem like a big step, switching needn’t be a tricky process. If any of the below apply, it might be worth looking to make the switch!

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Permanent Vs Contracting

The reasons they give us are different. One constant is the financial benefit – contract rates can easily double that of a permanent employee and the tax advantages of operating through a Limited Company mean that you will take home even more of that increased income. Carving out a career as a professional freelancer or Read More...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Limited

There are many reasons contractors choose to operate through a Limited company – however, it’s not for everyone. Before you take the plunge, you’ll want to be sure you’re making the right decision for your own personal circumstances. This guide will help you decide if a Limited company is the best option for you.

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Moving from Permanent to Contracting

Leaving the security and comfort of a permanent job for contract work isn’t the easiest decision to make – change can be scary, and there are few bigger changes! Once you’ve made the leap, though, many contractors find it unthinkable to give up the variety of work, higher pay, ability to choose your own clients and flexible working patterns.

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Moving from Self Employed to Limited

Self-employment as a sole trader is the first step that many contractors take when working for themselves. It’s simpler, especially in terms of your responsibilities and administration, and easier to juggle alongside permanent employment.

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Should I set up a Limited Company?

Being a sole trader is the most common way to operate a fledgling business. However, as a freelance business grows, it’s likely you’ll be better-served setting up a Limited company. This quick guide gives a run-down of the benefits of doing so.

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How to Become a Contractor

Making the jump to contracting can be daunting – giving up the comfort and security of a permanent job is a big step, and it isn’t for everyone. However, when we speak to our professional contractors, almost all of them say the same thing – they’d never go back!

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