Contracting

How to Register with HMRC – Self Employed

Posted by John Yerou on in Contracting

This article is all about working for yourself and how to register with HM Revenue & Customs. I’ll tell you when, how and why you tell HMRC you’ve started working for yourself.

So when do you tell HMRC that you’ve started in business?

The date you start in business will be: the date you actively start to market your business, such as printing business cards or placing an advert in the local press; or the date when you have goods or services to sell and have a customer for them — for example actively buying stock to sell on, or an EBay sale that was a one off which is now becoming more regular. Whichever date is the earliest will determine when you let them know.Continue reading »How to Register with HMRC – Self Employed

The pros and cons of contracting: is it for me?

Posted by John Yerou on in Contracting

Why do professionals forego the security of full-time employment to become independent contractors? The most compulsive reason is the opportunity to earn more as a contractor. But is the headache of running your own company worth the extra income? That’s what we’re here to find out.

Continue reading »The pros and cons of contracting: is it for me?

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