10 June 2021
day rate vs hourly

Day Rate vs. Hourly Rate – Considerations For Contractors

Deciding between a day rate vs. hourly rate should be a high priority for any contractor. They will, of course, determine when you receive your pay. […]
20 May 2021
private sector

Public Sector vs. Private Sector – Breakdown For Contractors

Contracting is something of an umbrella term. Referring to a wide range of work available to self-employed freelancers and, of course, contractors. It includes pretty much […]
4 May 2021
entrepreneurs relief

What is Entrepreneurs Relief and How Can it Affect Company Directors?

Entrepreneurs relief can be a helpful tool for contractors. It can help reduce what they pay in tax in certain circumstances. To find out how entrepreneurs […]
22 April 2021
paye vs umbrella

PAYE vs. Umbrella – Which is Best for You?

The question of PAYE vs. Umbrella is one asked by many contractors and freelancers throughout their careers. To help answer this question, Umbrella Options has created […]
20 April 2021
contract through an umbrella company

Why Contract Through an Umbrella Company?

One of the first decisions for contractors to make is how to provide their services. There are a few options to consider. Such as working as […]
14 April 2021
contracting through a limited company

Pro’s & Con’s of Contracting Through a Limited Company

A common dilemma for contractors is deciding between working through an umbrella company or as a director of a limited company. Both contracting methods have their […]
2 April 2021
hmrc approved umbrella company

What is an HMRC Approved Umbrella Company?

A popular choice for contractors, regardless of experience, is umbrella companies. For newer contractors looking to test things out, they offer a low-risk entry into contracting, […]
29 March 2021
why use an umbrella company

Why Use an Umbrella Company?

For many contractors just starting out or looking for a change of pace, deciding whether to use an umbrella company is a common concern. With the […]
26 March 2021
ir35 reforms

IR35 Reforms: Are You Prepared?

IR35 legislation, commonly known as off-payroll legislation, has been in UK law since April 2017. It has been subject to reforms and tweaks over its few […]
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