The contractor and freelancing industry is booming in Kent, adding a big boost to our local economy. The South East is the top location in the UK for contracting, making up over 20% of the UK total. With easy access to London and excellent links to Europe, Kent is a great place to be a contractor.
As more and more companies look to contractors and freelancers with specific skills the contractor model is becoming increasingly attractive. Contractors enjoy increased freedom and variety of roles as well as all the benefits of being your own boss.
With a wealth of projects and businesses across Kent and the South East region that require contract workers our specialist contractor accountants focus on advising UK contractors and freelancers from a range of industries and roles including:
|IT, Technology & Software|
|Finance, Business Analysts|
|Project & Programme Management|
|Engineering / Construction / Trades|
|Web Designers & Developers|
|Nurses & Doctors|
Once you have decided that contracting is the right long term option, operating your contract business via a limited company is the best option for most contractors. It gives you control over your business finances and is more advantageous for tax purposes. Before you begin trading as a limited company you will need to:
IR35 legislation was brought in by the government to prevent employers from using limited company contractors in roles that were essentially the same as full time positions. Both employers and contractors would benefit by avoiding having to pay income taxes and national insurance.
As a contractor, understanding whether you fall inside or outside IR35 can be complicated. We will help make sure you stay on the right side of the legislation. This can mean the difference between paying significantly more tax as a ‘disguised employee’ or realising the tax efficiency benefits of operating as a limited company.
Our team of contractor specialists will save you time so that you can focus on the work that you do best. Our service includes:
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