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How will my take-home pay be affected by IR35?

2019-11-12T11:59:25+00:00By |

Working through a limited company is one of the most tax-efficient ways to work as an independent contractor. This set up tends to work well for contractors who are deemed as working ‘outside of IR35’, but if you’re caught ‘inside IR35’ it’s highly likely you’ll pay more tax. Let’s look at how your take-home pay [...]

Important IR35 update: be prepared for April 2020

2019-10-21T10:58:28+01:00By |

You will no doubt be aware of the proposed changes to IR35 (often referred to as the ‘off-payroll rules’) set to come into force from April 2020. Our aim here is to ensure you are aware of the support that we can offer and also the steps that you can take in order to ensure [...]

Freelancing from a coworking space – could it work for you?

2019-08-27T10:34:20+01:00By |

The world of work is changing, and more and more people are choosing to become self-employed freelancers and contractors. IPSE (Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed) states that the number of self-employed in the UK now equates to 4.8 million, with 42% (approximately 2 million) working as freelancers. In 2016, freelancers contributed a staggering £119 [...]

SG Accounting shortlisted for Best Contractor Accountant in the Contracting Awards 2019

2019-08-13T12:56:22+01:00By |

SG Accounting are delighted to be shortlisted for the inaugural Contracting Awards 2019 in the Best Contractor Accountant category. A high number of nominations were received and, after being judged by the Contracting Awards panel, SG Accounting has made the final 5. When will the winner of the Contracting Awards be announced? The winner will [...]

Upskilling and CPD for contractors

2019-06-25T12:01:21+01:00By |

As an independent contractor the majority of your time is spent on client work (as this is what pays the bills!) but as more people choose to become contractors (figures for 2018 show that there around 1.77 million people are working as contractors), it’s important that you keep your skills current while also planning where [...]