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Welcome to the resources section of freelancesupermarket.com. This section is applicable to all users of our website; Contractors, Agents, Agencies, Clients, Umbrellas and Accountancy Service Providers.

As a contractor, do you know if you can legally pay yourself dividends? Are you aware of the importance of your professional network? Have you heard of income shifting and how this may affect you? Are you clued up on what expenses you can claim? Is your CV and interview technique as hot as you think it is?

As a recruitment agent or agency, are you sure you know what contractor ID you should be checking? Have you considered new methods of cold calling? Do you know your IR35 Regulations from your 2003 Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations? We do because it's all here, updated hourly by us, by you and by our rapidly expanding freelance community. Enjoy...

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Contractor FAQ's
  • LTD or Umbrella?
  • Should I opt in or out?
  • Do I need insurance?
  • What is IR35?
Agency Resources
  • Sourcing candidates
  • Building relationships
  • Legal considerations
  • Placement conversion
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  • IR35, HMRC & the law
  • Dispensations
  • The umbrella payslip
  • Questions to ask

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  • Negotiating your rate
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  • Flat rate VAT
  • PSC vs Umbrella
  • Employment status
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