Resources

Here we provide you with some of the tools and information you will need as a contractor. Read our informative guides and download templates, checklists, tools & reports.

guides

Guides

A contractor’s guide to the off-payroll working rules

Recent adjustments to the off-payroll rules have resulted in major changes for contractors supplying their services through limited companies. This guide offers a concise overview of the rules and how they apply.

IR35: What are your options if you’re blanketed?

Over the past few weeks, a number of prominent businesses have given notice of their plans to cease engaging limited companies in advance of the April rules changes. This guide gives you a summary of the main options that contractors might have to choose between.

What to do in an IR35 Investigation

HMRC use sophisticated software to analyse public sector databases and highlight discrepancies which are then used to target sectors identified as being at risk of non-compliance. In this guide, we look at ways of reducing the risk of being non-compliant, and what to do in an investigation.

Making the leap:
Moving from permanent to contracting

Whether it’s the desire for more workplace flexibility or you’re after more financial autonomy, life as a contractor has its benefits. However, if you’re thinking of leaving a permanent position to pursue a contracting career, how do you go about making the leap?

Wise up on IR35: Everything you need to know

With complex reforms that confuse the most experienced contractors, IR35 can prove a headache that won’t go away. Our concise guide covers all the main points, giving you a simple yet comprehensive overview of this important set of regulations.

How to win the contracts you want

In the competitive world of contracting, long-term success will ultimately depend on the contractor’s understanding of the sector and their ability to adapt to its specific requirements. In this guide, we look at some of the ways you can maximise your chances of success.

Template

Templates

Free Contracting Invoice Template

Template

Free Contracting Invoice Template

Free Dividends Paperwork Template

Template

Free Dividends Paperwork Template

Free Contracting Timesheet Template

Template

Free Contracting Timesheet Template

Reports

Brexit: Contractors Impact Report

Brexit: Contractors Impact Report

Demand for Finance and IT Contractors Report 2016

Demand for Finance and IT Contractors Report 2016

Skills Shortage Report

Skills Shortage Report

2016 Finance Bill: Jobs Market Report

2016 Finance Bill: Jobs Market Report

tools

Tools

Four Tools for the Self-Assessment Crunch

tools

Four tools to keep you organised during the self-assessment crunch

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Apps for contractors: Our top 5

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