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

Work clothing for UK contractors -learn when it is tax-deductible

Introduction Can you claim work clothing or business clothing as a genuine business expense while UK contracting? In addition, when you are a limited company contractor, when are work clothes tax-deductible? Let us investigate contractor clothing more closely and find out when can you claim tax back on work clothes (UK)? If you are looking to claim business clothing through your contractor limited company or small business, can you write off clothes for work? In this article, we will look at some examples of questions in respect of a sole trader or contracting limited company clothing expense with regard to when can I claim for work clothes. Initial thoughts  Questions around are work clothes tax-deductible  There are various questions ...

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Tax Saving Guides

UK Contractor expenses guide -learn what you can claim

Introduction  This article is the official UK contractor expenses guide from Contractor Advice UK. The advice here applies to UK limited company contractors with regard to what expenses can I claim as a contractor. However, most tips in the article also apply to small and medium business owners. Within this guide, we will look at UK contracting expenses and investigate what are business expenses for contractors. In addition, we will look at a contractor expenses list which includes many different types of company expense. Contractor and small business owner costs and expenses will cover a wide range and many ...

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Relevant Life Insurance for Directors & Contractors

Introduction -Relevant Life Insurance for Contractors & Directors Are you paying for your life insurance out of your own pocket as a UK contracting professional? Indeed, 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). Basically, Relevant Life Insurance for contractors and directors is tax-efficient life cover. That is to say, it moves the cost of your life insurance policy from your pocket to your company expenses. In conclusion, your business will benefit from tax savings ...

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Other Guides

Contractor banking & how to choose a UK contractor bank account

Introduction When you look for business banking for independent contractors, what should you consider? Notably, when you start your own company for the first time, there will be various tasks to complete. Besides finding work for your first UK contracting role through a recruitment agency or directly with a client, you will also need to open an independent contractor bank account for your UK limited company. All limited company contractors need to open a company bank account for their business to do their contractor banking. However, what is the best business bank account for UK contractors? It is important to ...

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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.