Contractor UK is home to the UK's IT contracting community. Online since 1999, offering daily news & features, thousands of articles, contract jobs, rates, calculators & a very active forum with over 28,000 members. Contractor UK has everything for the successful IT contractor.


Featured Umbrella Company: Contractor Umbrella - Ltd & Umbrella Award-winning, hassle-free umbrella company with over 20 years experience. Same day payments.

Latest News

A cautionary tale for contractors about lack of focus – on a CV; on your business, on your status.

Six status scenarios playing out now, and bound to continue into next year.

The dust settling on the chancellor’s Green Book is far from pacifying its many critics, including two political IR35 heavyweights.

Concern raised for NHS workers and other ‘average earners’ who used CML, given that HMRC tends to chase individuals, not brollies.

Wider grounds than potentially unauthorised deductions of employer NICs should be considered if taking a brolly to tribunal.

Advisers say a ‘humiliating’ final settlement for the food department that fudged contractor status should ‘mortify’ the taxman and Treasury.

Sombre and powerful, a vigil-turned-protest outside HMRC’s office is further pressure on a chancellor being asked for answers -- by 55 advisers and 80 MPs.

Clean-up efforts look underway, with agencies, government and a charity responding to the payroll sector’s ‘not great’ goings-on.

Latest Guides

What next year’s technology labour market has in store for freelance contractors.

8th December, 2022 | Successful Contracting

Britons with a business are big beneficiaries of the Spanish government’s new Start-Ups Law.

6th December, 2022 | Contracting Overseas

Hiscox explains what run-off cover is for PII and why contractors might need it. 

2nd December, 2022 | Insurance

Lengthy and complex it may be, but the MSC legislation is also clear and exacting. Contractors must be duly diligent.

2nd December, 2022 | MSC Main

It may be your own business, but Companies House could end up naming it. And that’s even if you did your new director duty of pledging you’ll do no wrong.

1st December, 2022 | Limited Companies

Rate, deductions, conversation, and IR35. And possibly explorable in that order -- if you want to avoid nasty surprises as an umbrella employee.

30th November, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

The odds of landing an outside IR35 determination are stacked against contractors, even if it is about more than just Chapter 10’s uneven penalty provision.

29th November, 2022 | IR35

Unfortunately the limited company workload isn’t going to lighten. But this non-negotiable ‘reform’ might have the odd upside.

23rd November, 2022 | Limited Companies

ContractorUK has featured in the following publications:

Featured Publications

Sign up to our newsletter

Receive weekly contractor news, advice and updates.

Every sign up will be entered into a draw to WIN £100 Amazon Vouchers.

* indicates required