Contracting in the UK

Read the news on various contractor website's and it’s clear to see how much the ‘flexible workforce’ which contractors provide has helped to support businesses during the recession – making them more agile and adaptable to market trends, and to the uncertainties of living and working through a downturn. But as the UK economy slowly continues to grow again, contractors are continuing to form a key part of that process.

In a recovery environment, contractors have a vital role to play. They provide essential skills and experience, but delivered in a flexible way which businesses can tap into when needed, while the business environment in which they are working continues to stabilise. In fact, talk to any industry expert today and they will tell you that there are far more opportunities out there for contractors at the moment than there are for full time employees in similar roles. So let’s hear it for contracting – there’s never been a better time to give it a go!

But apart from all that, why else should you consider contracting? Well, in a nutshell, contractors have a better quality of life than their employed counterparts (well so our clients tell us), more flexibility to choose when, where and for how long they work – and critically, they are almost always better paid, with greater options around tax efficiency (which is only fair based on the extra risks they take and lack of big company benefits). A contractor is an expert in their field, often working for many different organisations and learning something new at each step, which then provides a valuable set of additional skills and experience for the next client.

Click the link to find out more about the advantages of contracting. Or to find out more about contracting in different areas of the UK, simply select from the list below.

If you have any questions about contracting or would like any further advice please call our new business team on 01442 275789 or e-mail: newbusiness@sjdaccountancy.com