Contractor's Guide

Contractor Guide

New to contracting? Here at SJD we’ve created a fully comprehensive contractor guide to help you get started.

Starting out as a contractor is an exciting time but there are a few things worth considering before you make the choice. We’ve broken down everything you need to know into a PDF format that you can download and keep.

What’s in the guide?

  • Jargon Buster – common phrases and acronyms used in the contracting world and what they mean
  • Becoming a contractor – pros and cons to contracting to help you make the right decision
  • Going limited vs umbrella – Your options explained to find the right solution for you
  • Understanding IR35 – what is it and who it affects


  • VAT – when to register, how to register and the advantages of registering below the threshold


  • Tax – Limited company tax and personal tax explained


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