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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 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 ...

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 ...

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