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IR35: what does it mean?

IR35: what does it mean?

On 20th July 2017, CWJobs hosted an event ‘IR35: The End of Contracting?’. We were joined by a variety of experts from across the tech industry, each providing interesting insights into the oncoming tax changes. A pr

By on Jul 31, 2017
IR35 – the end of contracting?

IR35 - the end of contracting?

You’re invited: join us on 20th July to discuss the impact of IR35 on IT contractors We’ve surveyed over 1,100 people working in the IT and tech industry to understand their perceptions of how this new tax legisl

By on Jul 14, 2017
From contractor to consultant: taking the next career step

From contractor to consultant: taking the next career step

An old story goes thus: a company’s computers keep crashing. After trying every solution it can think of, the IT department calls in a consultant. The consultant goes to an admin machine, and from there fixes all of th

By on Jun 6, 2014
New rules mean UK contractors should work overseas for most of the year to comply with “labyrinthine” UK system over residency

New rules mean UK contractors should work overseas for most of the year to comply with “labyrinthine” UK system over residency

Contractors exempt from income tax if working overseas for most of their tax year Dealing with the labyrinthine UK tax system is a common complaint amongst contractors. Complex new rules over residency means that the sim

By on Apr 29, 2014
Choosing a company structure

Choosing a company structure

So, you’ve decided to become an IT contractor. But how should you structure yourself? You will be a business of your own, and that carries all sorts of accounting and legal implications. There are three main option

By on Apr 7, 2014
How to Develop a Solid Skills Portfolio

How to Develop a Solid Skills Portfolio

Contractors live by their skills. Simply letting them develop organically misses the point: they should be developed aggressively, and intentionally, as part of a clear and cohesive strategy to make yourself as marketabl

By on Apr 4, 2014
Becoming an IT contractor: A step by step guide

Becoming an IT contractor: A step by step guide

One of the things that people often consider is a career move, and branching out on your own as a freelance IT contractor is an option for many. After all, being your own boss is an attractive idea. There are several ste

By on Dec 17, 2013
Freelancing from remote locations

Freelancing from remote locations

In his book The Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris talks about creating businesses that basically run themselves, and then taking yourself out of the rat race, flitting off to exotic locations and living a cheap but stimul

By on Jul 25, 2011