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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: what taking care of yourself – while searching for your next opportunity -- should look like as a contract professional.

A breakdown of the NICs floor going up in July, by which time rates will have gone in the same direction.

Revealed: the best paying freelance technology opportunities in the UK today.

Legal tips for PSCs puzzled by the material risks of the Optionis hack, including if suing is an option.

Just like vintage Stella, you need to be ‘Reassuringly Expensive’ to command top whack.

How much you’ll fork out, and on what, if moving from perm to contract for the very first time.

Overview of sole trading versus limited company working, through the lens of IR35 reform.

Six development gigs you can land right now, plus a preview of what’s next on skills, rates and IR35.

HMRC has extended the deadlines for late filing and payment penalties in wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

It’s often PSCs that prep for a new tax year, but it’s umbrellas who risk heavy April showers if they don’t doublecheck now.

Brollies and agencies are letting down contractors five-fold on a document with only 10 pay 'must-haves.'

What an SA302 is and when contractors might need it from their accountant or HMRC.

With a new IR35 in force, and brolly regulation fated, the models to go contracting contain more ‘nuts and bolts’ than ever before.

A lawyer’s advisory on what ContractorUK readers can do, check and ask, when their information is in the hands of hackers.

Find out how agencies can take the hassle out of your contract search. 

Free documents that you can use to help keep Right to Work checks digital forever.

‘No simple answer to this simple question, just as judges in cases like Uber are finding out.’

An overview of the tax most misunderstood by umbrella and limited company contractors.

2020 had many unexpected disasters, from a pandemic that wreaked havoc in nearly every country in the world to massive cyber breaches.  

Even if you don’t identify as a ‘digital trader,’ you too probably need to process these new UK-EU rules.

Understanding umbrellas is key to unlocking an increasingly popular way to contract now and from April.

Covid-19 saw priorities shift. But KID could see agencies on the block, as it’s now an in-force requirement.

Check. Map. Choose. And other advice to keep your clients and your contractor company data-savvy.  

As banks ban PSCs, it’s time to explore how else to contract. Fortunately, the options aren’t that limited.

Staying overnight as a contractor? Read the review of a consultant whose had more meals away than he can remember.

Exercising your maternity or paternity rights as an umbrella or limited company worker.

Cases like Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico are only the start of paid leave changing.

'Don't be afraid' and other recommendations to help get your client to pay on time.

Step-by-step guide for contractors on managing business disputes effectively.

Spot the mis-match, and other tips for taking on a new supplier or client.

Top 10 considerations for one-person companies who take on the self-employed.

Tips on how to avoid burning your fingers, this Shrove Tuesday and beyond.

In an ideal world, a contractor’s skills would be the only thing they were judged on. The harsh reality is that how you look is just as important as your CV.

'Ideal Contractor' checklist: You're not just about technical skills.

Trudging in to same imagination-stunting corporation day in day out for years on end not float your boat? Then contracting could be for you.

More pay? In theory, yes, but all things considered, the difference in take home pay may not be so marked, but there are lots of other benefits - including side-stepping office politics.

Variety is the spice of life: changing roles blows the dust from neglected corners of your brain and enliven dodgy patches of the CV.

Motivated by money? Certainly ... among other things.

The IT Coach offers an 'un-ostrich-like' strategy for uncertain times.

Contractors can compete by working faster, smarter and by paying attention to clients' problems.

Last in line for everything and the difficulties of being an 'outsider'.

'Take the money and run' doesn't always compensate for the downsides.

Beyond the financial rewards, we explore what motivates a freelance to do their utmost for a client.

The insult 'money grabbing blaggers' has been said of them, but there is honour among contractors.

Few contractors make the positive decision to go long-term. It just happens.

Being a quality contractor is all about meeting your client's expectations.

Contractors warned that sweet success does not depend on sugar-coated titles.

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