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There are many benefits to contracting, a higher take home pay being the main one, however contracting also gives you increased flexibility in terms of the hours you work, the type of work you do and the organisations you work for. Visit our Benefits of Contracting page to see a comprehensive breakdown of the pros, and cons.

Once you have decided to go contracting you need to decide whether working through an umbrella company or working through your own limited company is the route for you. Our comparison table breaks down the differences to help you decide which option is best for you. However, a lot of this depends where you will be working.

If you decide to work through your own limited company, before you accept a contract working offshore it is vital that you find out whether you can continue to work in this way or not. There are a number of factors that will affect this including

  1. The length of your contract
  2. The country you are working in

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It is advisable to check with both the country you plan to work in as well as a qualified accountant what you should do, we are more than happy to help. If you would like any advice contact our New Client Services team on Freephone 0500 152500 / 01442 275789 or email nikki.hanlon@sjdaccountancy.com.

SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy are the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, Limited company accountancy services to contractors; we've been acting for contractors across the UK since 1992 and have more than 15,000 clients.

We are the only national specialist firm of contractor accountants with offices nationwide. SJD Accountancy has more qualified staff than any other firm in our market with qualifications from the following major tax and accountancy bodies - ATT, AAT, CTA, ACCA, CA, ACA and FCCA.

  • Unlimited face to face meetings. This is a unique service only SJD Accountancy offers - unlimited face to face meetings across the UK - tax is complicated and sometimes only a meeting will do.
  • UK's Largest contractor accountants with more qualified staff. No call centres, no outsourcing, no automated call handling. Simply telephone, email or meet your own dedicated accountant* face to face.
  • Money back service guarantee. All your telephone calls and emails will be answered the same day or we will make a full refund of that months fee.
  • Outstanding reputation. We have won more awards for customer service and accountancy excellence than any other firm in our market, including: Best Accountant for Contractors, Accountant of the Year and Best Professional Service Team to name just a few.
  • All inclusive low cost fixed fee accountancy package which includes completion of accounts*, payroll bureau, dividends and corporation tax computations, personal taxation, free bookkeeping software, your own dedicated accountant* and all company returns for a fixed fee of £120 plus VAT per month.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new client services helpdesk on 01442 275789 or email: janice@sjdaccountancy.com.

Appoint SJD Accountancy and never worry about your tax or accountancy affairs again.

Form your own Limited company with SJD - our same day online company formation service includes company bank account set up, VAT/PAYE registration and advice on optimum share structure. 

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*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of SJD for one year or have made 12 monthly payments. All accountants are part or fully qualified.