Contracting can be a fulfilling career change; offering more flexibility, reward and with the right attitude more stability and security than a permanent role. As the UK undergoes a period of transition, now might be the perfect time to consider what changes you want to introduce to your lifestyle.
There is still significant confusion about what the EU referendum vote could mean for the country as a whole; let alone for contractors and consultants. We take a look at at the potential positives, negatives and uncertainties that may affect contractors and consultants following the Brexit vote.
With the UK entering a period of potential economic instability, we examine what this could mean for contractors and consultants. Weathering a downturn, according to our entrepreneurs, relies on three key factors: reliability, reputation and resilience.
As a contractor or consultant, if you’ve been reading the newspaper headlines, you might believe that only doom and misfortune lay ahead. However, a downturn may actually provide a recipe for future success. Here are five top tips for handling, and even benefiting, from an economic downturn as a contractor.
Confidence in business Stability and certainty are not glamorous concepts. But, as entrepreneurs, when we head to the ballot boxes on Thursday we must take time to reflect on life without these seemingly mundane tenets. Over the last few weeks we’ve canvassed the views of 250 of our clients, who provide professional services across the whole […]
Our clients work across all sectors and businesses in the UK – from Amazon to the Yorkshire Building Society. The resounding message is that, for the most part, leaving the EU will harm their future, to the extent that 46% would be less likely to recommend the career choice, compared to the 93% who recommend […]
It’s a great way of celebrating the achievements of the 4.6 million independent workers like you across the UK. And there’s an industry awards ceremony to recognise established professionals and the rising stars of the future. Book your place for the IPSE-QA Awards 2016 We are proud to support IPSE – the Association of Independent Professionals […]
We’re really excited to be recognised by this renowned industry award: more so given that this award is voted for by contractors across the UK. The Contractor UK Reader Awards are the only awards that are dedicated to the contracting marketplace. The Best Contractor Accountant award is the most competitive of the award categories, and […]
Overall I think there’s a lot to be positive about as a business owner, from more opportunity to bid for government contracts to strengthening the prompt payment code but, as a number of our clients have pointed out, there are gaps. During the election campaign I took the time to read all the manifestos, and […]
Traditionally, the year-end is the time when companies look to adjust their prices and your contractor or consultancy business should be no different. Realigning your rates with your experience, value and the market is crucial to ensure you don’t over or undervalue the service you provide to your clients; but it can strike unease into […]