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Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

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A number of industry bodies are calling on HMRC to account for their recent actions towards contractors. Since reforms to the off-payroll rules were introduced last April, the contracting sector has come in for some heavy-handed treatment from HMRC in a so-called ‘compliancy’ campaign that many have likened to “witch-hunting.” Although the term may seem extreme, it draws attention to the fact that, once accused of wrongdoing, contractors have very little recourse.…

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How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

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Advances in cloud computing and software mean that new technologies such as AI and blockchain are set to hit the mainstream by 2020 like never before. These so called ‘disruptive technologies’ have the ability to radically impact the business landscape, making tangible changes to the way we live and work.…

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Taking the plunge in 2019

Taking the plunge in 2019

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Although the contracting sector offers many rewards, the decision to leave the security and benefits of full-time employment isn’t one that should be made without careful consideration. While prospective contractors stand to gain greater flexibility and the chance to increase their take-home pay, contracting usually involves added responsibilities as well as a degree of risk that some people can find stressful.…

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Five Christmas gift ideas for your favourite contractors

Five Christmas gift ideas for your favourite contractors

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Five Christmas gift ideas for your favourite contractors
 1. When it comes to Christmas gifts, contractors are just as likely to appreciate a box of chocolates or a cosy pair of slippers as the next person. But with a little creative thinking, we’ve come up with five gift ideas that could help make their work life that little bit easier, meaning that you can keep the chocolates for yourself….…

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The benefits of contracting with an agency

The benefits of contracting with an agency

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Contracting with an agency is very popular with contractors. It’s an option that takes the hassle out of finding and securing contracts, as well as reducing or completely removing the time spent out of work between contracts.

Whether you’re considering contracting, are fairly new to it, or have lots of experience, if you’re not already using a recruitment agency you may be wondering if it could be a good option for you.…

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10 tips for contractor job satisfaction

10 tips for contractor job satisfaction

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More workers than ever before are choosing to work for themselves on a contractual basis. Self-employment in the UK is at an all-time high of 14 million. Contractors in particular are the happiest in the UK job market. A study into independent work by the McKinsey Global Institute found that contractors reported higher job satisfaction than their traditionally employed counterparts in 12 out of 14 measured areas of work.…

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Becoming a contractor: when should you give notice

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Giving notice to your employer is the moment when you fire the starting gun on your contracting career. So it’s important to consider both your preparation to become a contractor and when the best contract opportunities will come up.

Preparing to give notice

Preparation means exploring the market, assessing your skills and marketability, and polishing your offering until you have the best chance of success on your own.…

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