Contractor Advice UK

One of the best sites for free advice for UK contractors, freelancers and small business

The contractor Contractor Advice UK website is an information-packed resource for contractors, freelancers, and interim professionals in all sorts of industries. Much of the advice in the blog applies to UK limited company contractors but also most UK business owners in general. Please note, the website has now been live for a couple of years and will aim to bring the best free advice to those with a contractor limited company as well as small business owners.

Within the Contractor Advice UK blog, there are plenty of useful articles for limited company contractors. Key to note, these cover all sorts of aspects such as contractor accountancy services, tax saving ideas, business travel, salaries, dividends, tax returns, tax year dates, starting a company, closing a company and many more.

Some of the more complicated articles cover Companies House and HMRC areas and the various taxes which apply to UK small businesses.

The Contractor Advice UK blog is a reference point for UK limited company contractors, however, there is also:

  • A great contractor forum -you can join discussions and introduce yourself.
  • The private members’ area -here you can view important articles which may affect you as a UK limited company contractors.
  • A contractor finances page -this contains articles on all the important financial issues for those with a contractor limited company such as insurance, mortgages, income protection and life insurance.

Please enjoy your stay and feel free to register as a member and sign up for the future newsletters.

Expenses Guides

Business gifts -learn when they are tax deductible

Introduction -business gifts  When you are in business, are client gifts tax-deductible (UK)? In addition, when are corporate gifts to customers tax-deductible? Many business owners, including limited company contractors, will consider buying gifts for clients at one time or another. Such business gifts for clients will be to say thank you for the work provided to them during the course of the calendar year. As a result of such business thank you gifts, they will ask themselves are business gifts tax-deductible. A business owner may also look to buy corporate Christmas gifts for clients for specific business contacts during the festive season, or at other times during the year. Therefore, they may also wonder are corporate gifts tax-deductible. There are ...

Tax Saving Guides

Relevant Life Insurance for Directors & Contractors

Relevant Life Insurance for directors  Are you paying for your life insurance  out of your own pocket ? If the answer is yes, then you may be paying too much as a UK contractor or limited company director and it is time to look for the best life insurance policy (UK). Relevant Life Insurance for contractors and directors is tax-efficient life cover. It moves the cost of your life insurance policy from your pocket to your company expenses, and your business will benefit from tax savings that lower the premiums. Let’s consider what is a relevant life policy? As well ...


Income Protection Insurance for Contractors – CAUK

What is UK Income Protection insurance for contractors? Income protection for contractors is an insurance policy that provides you with a substitute income if you’re unable to work because of injury or illness. Most importantly, contractor income protection insurance (UK) normally pays out until you retire, you pass away or you return to work. However, there is also short-term income protection for contractors, where the policy pays out for a maximum of one or two years. What’s more, this shorter-term income protection policy is often cheaper. Income protection for contractors, otherwise known as contractor sickness insurance, was formerly called ...

Other Guides

Electric company car for UK contractors and directors

Introduction -electric cars for company directors  Today, electric cars are relatively new on the scene, as are hybrid cars. Indeed, as time progresses, vehicles with electric power should become more energy-efficient and friendly to the environment. Indeed, many UK contractors and company directors are looking to purchase an electric company car through their limited company. In addition, many others also look to purchase hybrid company cars as a cheaper alternative for their director's company car. What’s more, many who investigate contractor company car also consider an electric car lease through limited company. Therefore, if you are thinking about leasing or ...

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Why Contractor Advice?

UK business owners come to Contractor Advice UK to educate themselves on a wide number of areas. As well as general accounting advice, there are also many tips on how to become tax-efficient and save money when you run your own UK business.