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Short-term contracting can work well for employers and staff, but beware your tax obligations

Published on: 16 Aug 2023

In recent months there has been a noticeable increase in demand from companies wanting to hire contractor staff to meet their short-term resourcing needs. However, the hiring landscape has undergone significant changes over the last five years. Brexit means there is less immediately available talent coming to the UK, and IR35 rules that came into effect on 6 April 2021 have caused many contractors to reassess their working situation and pursue permanent roles.

The good news is that there are still lots of people who enjoy the opportunities that contract work offers—flexibility, variety of work, and the opportunity to get a foot in the door at their dream company. And for candidates moving to London from other countries, contracting is a great way to get their first job in the UK.

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