UK Contractor Market Set for an Upturn

Following the economic uncertainties and challenges brought upon by 2009, various market updates and news reports have indicated more favourable market conditions for UK based contractors and small business owners, within more specialised fields. According to 1st Contact, the contractor job market is generally the first to increase when the market heads towards an upturn.

Since employers have cottoned onto the fact that alternative methods of employment have been needed to weather the storm, the flexibility that contractors bring to businesses has been favoured. According to 1st Contact, the UK is a well sought-after destination for highly skilled professional contractors who are looking to take their career to the next level.

According to Raymond Ridgeway, 1st Contact’s commercial manager “We work with many specialist recruitment agencies that are assisting thousands of highly skilled professionals to source contract work in the UK. We also work closely with professional bodies such as the CPA, ICAA and SAICA who have affirmed that in spite of the tightening of visa restrictions, there is a constant increase in the number of professionals relocating to the UK”.

One of the key ingredients to building a successful contracting career in the UK is to outsource all the admin and tax related issues, associated with contracting, to a credible and established Umbrella Payroll company

According to 1st Contact, an opportunity exists for UK based contractors to harness all the benefits that contracting brings. Ridgeway says “One of the key ingredients to building a successful contracting career in the UK is to outsource all the admin and tax related issues, associated with contracting, to a credible and established Umbrella Payroll company. This will enable individuals to focus on their careers and jobs at hand, whilst knowing that all payments and tax administration requirements are taken care of”.

Ridgeway explains that 1st Contact Umbrella Payroll has positioned itself in the market as an experienced and credible outsourced payroll provider, assisting UK contractors to increase their take home pay together with taking away the hassle of managing tax related admin.

For more information on how to kickstart your contracting career in the UK contact 1st Contact Umbrella.

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