Getting a freelancer mortgage and avoiding the hassle

Contractor mortgages require real thought, and this article will explain why.

For years, as a self-employed contractor, I’d been earning more than many of my friends who were in permanent employment, so I suppose I just assumed that getting a mortgage would be simple. Except it was anything but. In the end, I managed to get a good deal through a specialist contractor mortgage broker, and

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Freelancing versus Full Time Employment

There are so many advantages to becoming a contractor compared to working as a full-time ‘permanent’ employee, and at a time when employee benefits and salaries are being drastically cut, there has never been a better time to become a contractor.

At first, the idea of working for yourself can seem a bit daunting, however with the right advice from a good freelance accounting firm, you

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The benefits of becoming a contractor and trading through an umbrella company

It was less than two months ago that the International Monetary Fund modified its forecast regarding the levels of economic growth for the United Kingdom. According to the experts, the British economy will only grow by a minimal 0.2 per cent during the remainder of 2012, and the prospects for 2012 remain bleak, as economic growth is not expected to exceed 1.4 per cent.

These figures

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Beginner’s Guide to Going Freelance

Deciding to work as a freelancer can initially seem quite daunting, you have much more responsibility than a permanent employee and this can put a lot of pressure on a person. However, the benefits far outweigh any negatives and with the help and advice of professionals to guide you, such as freelancer accountants, it will be the best decision you ever make!

Some of the many

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Survey Reveals Positive Climate for Contractors

SJD Accountancy, the UK’s largest accountant company for contractors, has released a survey revealing a unique insight into the contracting market.

The award winning company, which is the chosen accountancy firm for more than 11,000 clients, questioned over 1,000 contractors in order to gain their perspective on the freelancing industry as a whole.

The results found that despite recent worries about the economic climate, there is still

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