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If you’re working as a self-employed contractor, you may have come across the idea of trading through your own Limited company instead. This is often the best option for long-term career contractors, particularly if they’re successful and want to grow their business.


As a self-employed contractor you will probably need to pay National Insurance (NI) as well as income tax on your profits. In this article we’ll explain what NI is, how it works for self-employed people and how to pay the right amount.

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Following the news that HMRC have failed to appeal a First Tier Tribunal (FTT) IR35 decision because they missed the deadline for submission, in this article we’re looking at this case and another that affects it, to examine how this situation may affect contractors as it unfolds.

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Part of the appeal of contracting is that it offers more control of your working life, but what does that mean in practical terms? In part one of our series comparing the contracting lifestyle to traditional employment, we’ll look at how working life as a contractor measures up against working as a traditional employee.


Here are the most frequently asked questions we've received from self-employed contractors in September 2021, with answers from the experts at Orange Genie Accountancy:

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