The UK Contracting Support Website was established in 2021.
Contracting in the UK can be very rewarding. There are loads of benefits of being a contractor, including higher earning potential, a better work/life balance, and the opportunity to avoid those dreaded office politics. However, some might argue that being a contractor in the UK is more complicated now than ever before. There is a lot of information that you need to get your head around, including how contractors get paid, IR35 legislation, the dangers of tax avoidance schemes, the advantages and disadvantages of using an umbrella company, PSC contracting, the differences between permanent work and temporary work – the list goes on.
The UK Contracting Support Website has been created to provide UK contractors with useful information that will help them move forward with their contracting career in confidence. We’ve collated plenty of material aimed to try and answer some of the most common questions that self-employed people in the UK are likely to want answering at some point during their careers.
Our content has been put together in good faith and has been written based on existing materials that are out there online. We are certainly not claiming to be experts, and we recommend you carry out your research beyond The UK Contracting Support Website. The websites purpose is to try and clear up confusing issues related to contracting – and we hope you find it useful. We’re also really keen for experts in the temporary staffing supply chain to contribute content. If you’re interested, please contact us. Also, please read our disclaimer.
The UK Contracting Support Website includes plenty of outbound links to sites that can further help contractors make informed decisions about their payroll. Always carry out your own due-diligence, use the government website and official resources, and speak to specialists if you’re unsure about anything to do with contracting and associated legislation.
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