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4 Ways Contractors Get Their Finances All Wrong

As a contractor, it’s up to you to take responsibility for your lifestyle costs and structure your financial arrangements to cover them. However many contractors overlook simple steps that can be taken to enjoy greater working flexibility, more free time and the potential to increase the money made as an independent contractor when compared to

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ultimate finance tips for contractors

8 Ultimate Finance Tips for Limited Company Contractors

Being your own boss as a limited company contractor has many advantages, from greater control over the work you do to simply being able to escape office politics.  For many who choose to work this way, one of the biggest draws is the opportunity to manage your own finances and the potential to earn a

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being an independent contractor in IT

Contracting Vs Permanent Work – 6 Reasons To Switch If You Are An IT Professional

Being an independent contractor can be seen as the holy grail when you work in IT as it offers a huge earning potential and can give you the flexibility and freedom to choose your own clients. Whilst you may have worries about not having the security you would have with a permanent job, there are

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Spring Statement 2018 - Contracting Scout

Spring Statement 2018

Spring Statement to have little effect on contractors   Contractors around the UK will be relieved that the Chancellor’s Spring Statement has not led to them paying yet more of their earnings in tax.   Here at Contracting Scout, the team watched the Chancellor give his statement with the fear that there could be more

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How to get ahead as a female contractor in the tech industry - women in tech - Contracting Scout

How to get ahead as a female contractor in the tech industry

It’s well known that the technology industry is male dominated, with women comprising only 17% of the workforce in the sector. However, things are improving, with more tech companies and businesses pushing for greater equality between men and women in the industry. This is not only positive for women but could also help boost the

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How to earn more as a contractor in 2018

In recent years the contracting sector has continued to evolve at an unprecedented rate as more people than ever before recognise the many unique benefits that come hand in hand with becoming an independent contractor.   If you haven’t already considered it, now could be the perfect time to take a leap of faith in

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building client relationships

4 ways contractors can develop better client relationships that pay off long term

Relationships are important in all aspects of life and shouldn’t be overlooked in working environments where deadlines and demands can easily escalate, leading to increased tension and stress if issues aren’t addressed. For independent professionals having a strong contractor-client relationship is vital. Not only will it result in a successful project, but potentially repeat business,

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A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

This is a guest contribution from IT Project Manager, Elizabeth Harrin, from the blog GirlsGuideToPM.com.   Ever wondered what it was like to work as a project manager? Well, there’s no such thing as a typical day. Whether you are contracting or permanent, in whatever industry, each day as a project manager can bring surprises

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date Ideas for contractors this Valentine’s Day

5 Out-Of-The-Box Date Ideas For Busy Contractors

Given the nature of their work, some independent contractors can work seven days a week and well into the evenings, especially if working remotely and trying to meet tight deadlines. With Valentine’s Day looming, it’s an opportunity to ‘down tools’ and enjoy some quality time with your loved one, but it can be difficult coming

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