Dan Mepham

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About Dan Mepham

Dan joined the SG Contractor Accounting in 2015 as partner having previously been a Director at a large national accountancy firm. Apart from a few years spent auditing he has spent all of his career focusing on contractors and small businesses and is a regular commentator on contractor websites.

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for your contracting services

2019-07-23T10:21:47+01:00By |

Love or loathe social media, it’s hard to ignore it. Since its launch in 2003 LinkedIn has grown to be one of the top ten biggest social media platforms – it has over 500 million global registered users with 25 million of them being in the UK. LinkedIn is slightly different to other platforms as [...]

IR35 in the private sector: draft legislation announced

2019-07-18T15:25:23+01:00By |

Contractors’ questions on the new ‘off payroll’ working reforms are beginning to be answered, as the government announces draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019-2020.  IR35 in the private sector, as it is commonly referred to, is due to take effect from 6th April 2020. It is important to note that this is not entirely [...]

Should IT contractors have their own website?

2019-07-16T10:42:51+01:00By |

Research by APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) shows that the demand for IT professionals has increased by 28% year-on-year. And our own research into contractor salaries (available in our article ‘Top paying contractor roles’) shows that IT contractors are amongst some of the highest earning contractors, with a Senior IT Manager being able to [...]

How to generate leads a contractor

2019-07-09T09:53:35+01:00By |

The vast majority of contractor’s secure work through a recruitment agency as it takes the hassle out of job searching and recruiters have access to more job opportunities. Yet, by marketing your contracting business it’s possible for clients to approach you directly. The client benefits as they don’t have to pay the agency commission and [...]

5 ways to increase your take-home pay 

2019-07-02T12:18:41+01:00By |

One reason why people choose to become contractors is that they can have the ability to earn more than they did as an employee. This is because they can charge higher rates and if they think about how they structure their work (e.g. working through a limited company versus working through an umbrella company) they [...]