Many new clients that come to us are experienced workers in the IT sector, but new to the world of contracting.
We can help all contractors in the IT field, whether they are project managers, business analysts, desktop support professionals or something completely different, because we have an option for everyone.
The need for IT contractors is growing significantly month on month. One of the main reasons is that companies who need such specialist help are offering ever increasing rates of pay.
Because of this we at Clear have seen a large number of previously permanent IT employees moving over to contracting . They come to us for advice on how best to optimise their income under their new circumstances.
We advise that there are two options - using an Umbrella company or using a Limited Company. Both options have their unique advantages and disadvantages and we offer both here at Clear Accountancy Solutions.
So which should you choose?
Clearly the option that yields the greatest return financially will be the most attractive.
People opting for the Limited Company option are usually on pay rates of between £150-£1,500 per day and are planning on contracting for the foreseeable future. If that’s your situation then a Limited Company could well be the best option for you.
Forming a Limited Company is the same as setting up a business and it is important that you consider all of the aspects of making this decision.
And there are lots of other factors that will influence your choice. For example, if you’re planning to apply for a mortgage in the coming months. Or what your IR35 status is (which you may not of even heard of).
The good news is we will run through it all with you and help ensure that the choice you make is the best option for you.
There are many reasons why you might choose to use the Umbrella option. Perhaps because you’re on a short term contract with a permanent position waiting for you after.
Or maybe your rate of pay is below £120 per day or you don’t feel comfortable running your own limited company and want an easier option.
Whether you are new to contracting, thinking about taking your first step into the contracting market or if you’re an experienced long term contractor, feel welcome to contact us for a free no obligation consultation.
We can run through how everything works in detail and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.