successful contractor

Do you have what it takes to be a successful contractor?

As a PAYE payroll service dedicated to supporting you as a contractor, we’re always discussing current trends in the market, providing general updates and advice. But what we haven’t really touched on is what it actually takes in you, as a person, to be a successful contractor. Below we’ve rounded up some top characteristics commonly…

female IT contractors

The number of female IT contractors has hit a record-high

Following on from our article in April where we discussed female contractors and how they are paving the way towards closing the gender pay gap, once again it appears that female contractors are flourishing within the self-employment industry. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that last year a record number of…

IT communities

Which locations are reported to have the highest demand in IT contractors?

Across most sectors, there has been a significant rise in demand for contractors. According to the REC’s Report on Jobs, the top 3 sectors with a high demand for contractors were the Blue Collar, Engineering and IT divisions. IT contractors have had even more good news, with the growth in demand hitting a 9-month high…

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Contractor billings hit 5-month high despite severe staff shortages

The overall UK employment rate hit a record high this May with 75.6% of UK residents now in employment. According to the REC/IHS Markit’s Report on Jobs, these encouraging figures were reinforced by the 71.2% of women in employment, which is the highest percentage reported since records began. Equally, it was revealed 80% of men…

Industry reactions IR35 legislation

Industry reactions to IR35 legislation and its complexities

Many in the contractor industry appear to be disappointed in HMRC’s response to the complications surrounding IR35 legislation. Industry feedback so far has brought to light various issues impacting contractors from the efficiency of HMRC’s customer service to their response and management of IR35 legislation. As a whole, many feel as though there is still…