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How to negotiate your contract rates using 4 simple rules

How to Renegotiate your Contract Using These 4 simple Rules

Contract Renewal and Negotiation   Being offered a contract renewal or extension, is always a great opportunity. As well as allowing you to continue to work within an environment that you are already familiar with, a contract renewal also presents a chance to renegotiate the terms of your contract.   When contract renewal comes up,

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Working Direct vs Working with a Contractor Agency

Working with an Agency vs Contracting directly – which one to choose?   If you’re considering becoming a contractor, there are a wide range of factors to think about – from marketing yourself as a contractor  to whether you will work directly with your end client or through a contractor agency. Once you’ve done your

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4 easy resolutions for contractors to keep in 2018

As the festive season gets well and truly underway, it’s almost that time to think about the resolutions we’re going to take into the new year with us.   From losing weight and eating well, through to spending more time with family or taking up a new hobby, there’s no shortage of New Year’s resolutions

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IR35 Rules for private and public sector contractors

IR35 Rules for private and public sector contractors

In our previous article on IR35 we covered key topics such as what is IR35, how to know if IR35 applies to your contract, the different options for payment if you find yourself working under IR35 legislation and penalties that are imposed if you are caught out by IR35.   As a recap, IR35 affects

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IR35 Rules – How do they impact you?

When you’re working as a contractor, it’s important to ensure that you are fully compliant with all regulations and legislation affecting your preferred method of working, particularly if the consequences impact your tax bill.   Also known as intermediaries legislation, IR35 is a set of rules implemented by HMRC that were intended to clearly define

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mortgages for contractors UK

Mortgages for UK Contractors made easy

With January just around the corner, now is the ideal time to start thinking ahead and planning for 2018. It is important that you review where you are currently on the journey to your contracting goals and set up your main objectives for the future.  This should include wider financial plans for 2018 which may

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How to find your next contract with LinkedIn

With an increasing demand for flexible, affordable, yet highly skilled workers, the contracting industry is currently witnessing a surge in popularity. Consequently many savvy contractors are finding new ways to scope out potential clients and find contracts using their own networking skills. When becoming a contractor, there are a large number of things to consider,

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Your 5 mins no-nonsense guide on how to become a contractor

There are many reasons why people are opting to leave permanent employment in favour of becoming an independent contractor including flexible working, many financial benefits, and the option to fit their work around the demands of family life. Work as a contractor also tends to be far more varied, enjoyable, and fulfilling.   In recent

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Upcoming Autumn Budget

Industry Leaders Urge Government To Support Contractors Ahead Of Upcoming Autumn Budget

The upcoming Autumn Budget will be announced on Wednesday 22 November 2017 and word is starting to spread that the chancellor is looking to announce some “bold” ideas, suggesting that extending the public sector’s off-payroll rules to the private sector can’t be entirely ruled out. From their review of the IR35 Forum minutes, from July

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