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Five ways freelancers can help your business

Why use freelancers? Well, usually there is a time pressure or a resource pressure. An agency has won a new piece of business and the income allows them to plan for the future. But they don’t want the headache of managing the extra headcount, especially when delivering a short-term project. Hiring contractors will help ease … Continue reading “Five ways freelancers can help your business”

Five ways freelancers can help your business

Why use freelancers? Well, usually there is a time pressure or a resource pressure. An agency has won a new piece of business and the income allows them to plan for the future. But they don’t want the headache of managing the extra headcount, especially when delivering a short-term project. Hiring contractors will help ease … Continue reading “Five ways freelancers can help your business”

Advantages of Self-Billing for Suppliers

As a digital recruitment agency, we work with a large group of contractors whom we pay weekly. We introduced a new self-billing process at the end of May and since then, two-thirds of our lovely contractors have transitioned smoothly, so I wanted to explain how supplier self-billing could benefit you as a contractor. What is … Continue reading “Advantages of Self-Billing for Suppliers”

IR35 – Inside or Outside?

A hot topic amongst most contractors right now and a question we get asked a lot particularly by new contractors is “Am I Inside or Outside IR35?” With recent legislation changes in the public sector and the likelihood of HMRC eventually rolling these out to the private sector high, the issue of determining IR35 status … Continue reading “IR35 – Inside or Outside?”

The Digital Design contract market – A review of Q1

The world of contracting is an interesting one. It’s a roller-coaster ride with significant highs and the potential for significant lows, but right now (Q1 2017) many contractors feel as though we’re in the middle of a big low, with the London contract market seeming very quiet indeed to those affected. This paints a bleak … Continue reading “The Digital Design contract market – A review of Q1”

A quick start guide for the UX Contractor

At Futureheads, every consultant operates a dual desk. This means that we cover both permanent and freelance vacancies and are therefore exposed to both sides of the market. Thus, we’re often there when practitioners are considering making the switch from one to the other. As I alluded to in an earlier article, we’re beginning to … Continue reading “A quick start guide for the UX Contractor”