Finding the right agency for you

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Thanks to the power of the Internet it isn’t hard to find an endless list of recruitment agencies. However, finding the right agency for you can be more of a challenge. With so many recruitment agencies to choose from, how do you know which ones have the most appropriate roles and are ultimately best placed to find you that next ...

Everything you need to Know About the Benefits of Contracting

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Are you thinking about leaving behind the world of permanent employment to pursue a career as a contractor? If so, you’re not alone, as countless people make the switch every year and never look back. The greater flexibility, increased earning potential and wider opportunities for skill development are just some of the reasons that so many people are choosing to ...

Contractor interviews – are you ready?

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You have probably had your fair share of interviews as a permanent employee, but contractor interviews are slightly different. In the following paragraphs, we’ll provide you with a wealth of top tips to help you prepare more effectively for your next contractor interview. Preparation Contractors are coveted for their expert skills and knowledge, so it is imperative that you prepare ...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Limited

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Maybe you’re new to contracting, maybe you’ve been working as a sole-trader or using an umbrella company; whatever your situation, going limited can seem like a daunting step. There’s a lot of conflicting information online, much of it concerned with whether contractors should incorporate or not, and the issue can appear to be more complex than it really is. Most of the issues can …

Choosing a Contractor Accountant

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Your choice of accountant can have a profound effect on your experience as a contractor, so it’s important to make an informed, deliberate decision. It’s all too common for new contractors to try to manage on their own, or go with a high-street accountant who may not have the expertise and experience to advise them properly. Starting out in contracting is hectic enough, …

Starting Up as a Contractor

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Are you thinking of becoming a contractor? In this section you will find a number of helpful guides and resources. Know what you're looking for? Search below: Search Generic filters Filter by Custom Post Type Filter by Categories About Us Contractor Tax Business Expenses IR35 Advice Running Your Business Starting Up VAT Templates The pages Running your Business Contractor accountants ...

FreeAgent, online accounting software for small businesses and freelancers

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At Integro Accounting we’ve chosen FreeAgent as our preferred accounting software for our small business, freelance and contractor clients. Easy-to-use accounting software Designed specifically for small businesses and freelancers FreeAgent makes it simple to stay on top of your day-to-day bookkeeping. At the same time working alongside our team of qualified accountants ensures you receive the best tax planning and ...

Settling on your day rate: what’s the right starting point?

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When you start out as a contractor one of the first things you’ll need to do is set your daily rate. You’ll need to calculate a suitable rate that represents fair value for the services that you will be providing your clients. There’s a lot to take into account and you shouldn’t just pluck a figure from the sky, but ...

Accountant or DIY taxes?

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If you are starting a business you’ll need to keep you accounts in order and notify HMRC of your earnings through filing self assessment tax returns, company accounts and much more. You might think that a start-up or one-man band isn’t big enough to warrant having an accountant, but in the following paragraphs we’ll tell you exactly why you need ...

Contractor FAQ

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Whether you are just starting out or have been contracting for a few years, you are bound to have some questions. We have answered the top questions that contractors have asked us over the years and compiled everything into an easy to read list below. If you have any further questions, please call our friendly accountants on 01525 303984. What ...