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Knowledge Base


Contractor IR35

03 May, 2010

A contractors guide to whether you are caught by IR35 legislation.

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Umbrella Company Benefits

28 April, 2010

Contractors generally have responsibilities that take more time than planned for. While the financial benefits of contracting are very attractive, finding work and negotiating terms and conditions, as well as being responsible for managing finances, tax and national insurance contributions are time consuming and costly.

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Advantages of Umbrella Companies

20 April, 2010

A brief overview of the advantages of using an Umbrella Company.

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Contractors save money with an Umbrella Company

13 April, 2010

Umbrella Companies act as employers to agency and client contractors who work under fixed term contract assignments. Find out how you could save money by working through an Umbrella Company.

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The Umbrella Company for IT contractors

06 April, 2010

As an IT contractor, an Umbrella Company offers a range of key benefits over running a Limited Company.

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Umbrella Companies for Engineers

01 April, 2010

As an engineering contractor, an Umbrella Company can offer a range of benefits over setting up a limited company.

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Managed Service Companies (MSC)

03 March, 2009

In December 2006 the Treasury issued a consultative document called Tackling Managed Services Companies. The document set out the ways the Treasury proposed to tax contractors working through Composite Companies in the main.

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Contracts - the basics

16 January, 2008

Contract of employment, insurance cover, liability, scope of work, etc. This article covers al basics of taking on a contract.

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Agency worker employment rights

02 January, 2008

As an agency worker you are usually considered to be a ‘worker’ rather than an employee and you receive all the same employment rights as a worker as well as some additional rights.

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Responsibilities of a contractor

01 January, 2008

These are the basic requirements a contractor must fulfill while on contract.

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