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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.


Mon 3rd Jun 2019

5 Ways Contractors Can Promote Their Services

If you are a contractor, you are responsible for advertising your services and promoting yourself in order to gain your next assignment. This can be done either through a client directly or through a recruitment agency however, whichever way you ...

Wed 10th Apr 2019

The new payslip legislation: April 2019

From the 6th of April 2019, new legislation – known as the Employment Rights Act 1996 will change how UK employers provide payslips to their workforce and will hopefully make things clearer, enabling employees to see ...

Mon 11th Mar 2019

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Contractor

Have you been made redundant?

In an uncertain economic climate, organisations are putting hold on taking on new employees, people are facing redundancy and others are finding themselves in limbo. If this sounds like your situation, don’t worry, there is ...

Mon 18th Feb 2019

An Umbrella Company Is Part Of Your Business

The hassle of changing jobs and completing paperwork, along with finding references and obtaining a P45 time after time can become quite a chore if you’re a person who enjoys a change in assignment or the variety of working with ...

Mon 11th Feb 2019

Are You Using Twitter For Your Contractor Business?

Almost certainly, as a contractor managing your brand you will want to be tweeting. Here we are going to run through a few of the basics that will get you and running and using social networks to benefit you.

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Thu 31st Jan 2019

A Contractor’s Professional Profile On LinkedIn

LinkedIn has an extremely powerful search functionality which makes it the perfect tool for any contractor looking to showcase their work, along with recruitment agencies and employers searching for new talent.

It’s also the perfect place for contractors to network ...

Mon 14th Jan 2019

New Year New Start For Contractors

January is usually a time for new starts and new beginnings, and it’s no different for contractors. At the start of the year, contractors may be looking at what the year ahead looks like and what new projects they ...

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 TakeHome 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 ...

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