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Stay tuned to the NWM blog for our latest company news, in-depth industry commentary and insights as well as useful guides on finance and compliance for contractors.


Thu 6th Dec 2018

How to Get A Mortgage As A Contractor

Working as a contractor can offer you great flexibility and a work/life balance but it can also mean that it can be harder to buy a home.

Applying for a mortgage as a contractor can be tricky and often frustrating ...

Mon 19th Nov 2018

6 Top Tips When Starting As A Contractor

Starting a contracting business can be a great career move with many larger organisations opting to take on contractors for specific jobs rather than hiring employees. While the demand for contractors is high, it could be a lucrative business to ...

Wed 14th Nov 2018

The Take Home Pay Calculator - An Essential Tool For Contracting

If you’re new to contracting, you may not know what a contracting take home pay calculator is, and why it’s important to planning out your financial year. You’ll soon discover that if used correctly, it can help plan your finances ...

Wed 17th Oct 2018

Questions to Ask Before Becoming an Umbrella Contractor

Making the decision to leave regular employment and become a contractor can be a difficult decision and depending on your circumstances a hard one if you don’t have all the facts. If you’re wondering whether becoming a contractor is the ...

Wed 26th Sep 2018

Maternity Rights For An Umbrella Contractor

If you are a contractor working under an umbrella company, by law you are classed as an employee of that umbrella company and therefore entitled to either Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) as long as you meet the essential criteria, or ...

Mon 24th Sep 2018

How Can Recruiters Benefit From Using An Umbrella Company?

As a recruitment agency it’s important that you are managing your client’s payments effectively to ensure a smooth working relationship between agency and worker. Also, with recent news and legislation and the fact that some companies have been paying workers ...

Wed 5th Sep 2018

Umbrella Company – Contractor Flexibility Around School Hours

The choice to work around school hours is a big decision when you have a family and an important one to factor into your working life. Missing out on special memories or ‘1st’ moments can be upsetting and can be ...

Thu 9th Aug 2018

How To Write A Winning CV As A Contractor

Having a well-written CV will do wonders for anyone seeking a new contract, therefore, spending time creating that great CV is important if you want to be successful in your next contract application.

Deciding to move on and to change ...

Mon 23rd Jul 2018

Why use an umbrella service

If you are a contractor looking to manage your workload and generally work in a more efficient way, working under an umbrella company may be an option worth investigating.

An umbrella company can provide a compliant and low-risk alternative to ...

Wed 4th Jul 2018

Re-evaluate Your Take-Home Pay

You’ve worked hard all month, you’re busy building a business, you have contracts lined up but are you taking home the pay that you expected to at the end of it all?

Evaluate your situation Taking a step back to re-evaluate ...

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