Contractor Advice UK

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

The 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 one of many 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 contractor work clothing (UK) or business clothing as a genuine business expense while UK contracting? In addition, if you’re a limited company contractor, when are work clothes tax-deductible? Let’s investigate contractor clothing more closely and find out when can you claim tax back on work clothes (UK) as part of your contractor tax deductions. What’s more, if you’re looking to claim business clothing through your contractor limited company or small business, can you write off clothes for work? Indeed, there are many common thoughts around contractor clothes from both contractors and other business owners alike. These include is buying a suit a business expense and are shoes tax-deductible. Therefore, we’ll delve into limited company clothing ...

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. When we consider what expenses can I claim as a contractor, what should we think about? Besides the advice in this article being aimed at UK limited company contractors, most tips also apply to small and medium business owners too. Within this business expenses guide, we’ll look at UK limited company contracting expenses and investigate what are business expenses for contractors. In addition, we’ll look at a contractor expenses list which includes many different types of company expense. Indeed, contractor and small business owner costs ...


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, Relevant Life cover for directors moves the cost of your life insurance policy from your pocket to your company expenses. In conclusion, your business will ...

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 in respect of a UK business bank account? Basically, when you start your own company for the first time, there’ll be various tasks to complete. Besides finding work for your first UK contracting role through a recruitment agency or directly with a client, you’ll 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. Therefore, when you’re starting up with a new business, you ...

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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.