News, insights and advice for contractors

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 Aug 2020


Moving from employment to contracting can feel like a huge step. Once you have decided it’s the right thing for you then starting out in the strongest way will set you on your way for a successful career. Here are some ...
Mon 1st Jun 2020


When you are self-employed, you are solely responsible for finding and signing up to a pension scheme. A pension will not only provide you and your family with more financial security, but they can also offer a small amount of ...

Tue 31st Mar 2020


Last week the Chancellor unveiled the support that is going to be available for the self-employed. This should be available for an estimated 95% of the self-employed population and for those eligible the government will pay a taxable cash grant ...

Mon 23rd Mar 2020

Working from home in the current climate.

In the past week we have seen a majority of UK workforce start to work from home amid the Coronavirus pandemic. For some it will be the first time they have ever worked away from the office and with the ...
Mon 2nd Mar 2020

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) was created by HM Revenue and Customs to minimise tax evasion within the construction industry. With the number of self-employed workers in the UK increasing, the CIS was put into place to reduce significant losses ...

Wed 5th Feb 2020


NWM's umbrella solution replaces the burden and inconsistency that comes with managing your contract payments with a regular income you can depend on.

As an employee of NWM, you're entitled to paid holiday, meaning you'll never be out of pocket ...

Fri 20th Dec 2019

Setting Goals for 2020

With the end of the year on the horizon it's important to review the goals you set for both yourself and your business for 2019. Did you achieve them all? If you didn't, were you SMART about how you ...

Mon 2nd Dec 2019


We’ve got to that time of the year where the build up to Christmas is in full swing now and everyone is planning how to spend the festive period. But with this time of the year being as busy as ...
Mon 21st Oct 2019

How to integrate into a team as a Contractor

When you are hired as a contractor, you will be expected to settle in fairly quickly, and start work right away. It can be daunting to be the contractor starting in an existing team so here are some tips to ...
Wed 18th Sep 2019

How To Achieve A Work Life Balance As A Contractor

Life as a contractor has many benefits, you work on projects when they suit you, and you have the freedom and flexibility to move from assignment to assignment.

However, as a contractor you can find that the work life balance ...
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