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IT job market in Scotland

After the Scottish job market started to gain momentum over the summer, signalling the Scottish labour market was recovering from the crash of last year, we’ve seen a reverse trend emerging in the last couple of months. This new...

IT in Scotland

The Electronics and IT industry represents a hugely significant sector within Scotland both in terms of the quality and number of people employed. Scotland has a 50 year history of expertise in electronics and IT with a wide...

Contracting in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Glasgow and Edinburgh are Scotland’s two largest cities and they are great places to visit, live, work and do business. They are amongst Europe’s most dynamic and modern cities, yet steeped in culture and history. The traditional...

Limited Company vs PAYE Umbrella - 'The ultimate (quick) guide'

PAYE Umbrella This is where you ' the contractor' essentially become an employee of the umbrella company. You submit time-sheets to the umbrella who will in turn, invoice the end client (or agency) for the work done by you....

Contracting in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is on the North East coast of Scotland, approximately 130 miles north of Edinburgh, and 530 miles north of London. It is a vibrant, modern city which is full of life and surrounded by everything from tranquil countryside...

Job Alerts

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How to get started as an IT contractor

If you've decided your brain is wired to run your own business, then the next question is how to trade? For some, an umbrella company might be an ideal way to test the contracting waters. Essentially an umbrella company handles...

Contracting vs permanent

Most it contractors start out as their permanent counterparts and, having notched up several years' worth of client contacts, training and expertise in their area, decide to move into the more flexible terrain of contracting....

Guide to Umbrella Companies

When starting out as a contractor or freelancer, the main two different ways of trading are setting up a limited company and using the services of an Umbrella company. Umbrella companies offer a headache-free and convenient way...

IR35: What are the implications for contractors?

IR35 is a piece of UK tax legislation, introduced in 2000, and designed to tackle "disguised employment". The legislation affects freelancers working through an 'intermediary' such as a limited company. Since trading via a...