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Key Guide to Contractor Rates

When Contractor Rates are market driven be sure to negotiate a better rate when demand in your niche market is high. However, ensure that you communicate with your clients and build a good relationship with them to facilitate future negotiations. The same principle...

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Quick Guide to the New IR35 Rules

The new set of IR35 rules known as ‘off-payroll’ working affect contractors working in the public sector. These rules do not affect contractors working in the private sector though. This guide will explain how the new rules work. ‘New’ IR35 Rules The New IR35 or...

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Insurance for contractors

Depending on the type of work you do as a contractor, there will be certain types of insurance you’ll either be required to have, or which still might be a good idea. The most common types of insurance paid for by contractors are those that cover you from negligence,...

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A contractor’s guide to VAT

VAT is a tax added to most goods and services in the UK. Any business, including contractors working as a limited company, that earns over £83,000, needs to charge customers and clients an extra 20% on the prices of any products or services they sell. However,...

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VAT basics for Freelancers

Freelancers have relatively simple accounting and tax requirements. However, VAT requirements are significant and compulsory if your turnover is £83,000 or over each year. Rates of VAT for Freelancers Once you have registered for VAT, the VAT rate that you must charge...

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Contract Essentials for Freelancers

Contracts are a significant part of Freelance work. They serve as a formal and binding agreement between you and your client. A contract should always state the approved upon project, the amount the client will pay for the work rendered, the time–frame for the project...

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Opportunities for Freelancers

There are many reasons why somebody might want to start a business as a freelancer, from being your own boss and having more freedom in your life to working for who you want, when you want. Whatever your reason for working as a freelancer, there are plenty of...

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How to be a great freelancer

All sorts of people are freelancers. Some want to be their own boss. Others like the freedom to work when they want and for who they want. And some just like the higher pay compared to being an employee that can come from freelancing. Whichever reason you have for...

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