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    Setting up your own Limited Company

    Starting your own limited company can be a great way to work as a contractor and enjoy certain benefits. Here are some tips to navigate setting up your own limited company:

    Understand the Basics

    • Research and understand the concept of a limited company. Know the legal and financial implications.
    • Learn about the responsibilities and obligations associated with being a director and shareholder.

    Register Your Company

    • Register your company with the appropriate government authorities. In the UK, this is typically Companies House.
    • Choose a unique and memorable company name.

    Tax and Finances

    • Set up a business bank account to keep your personal and business finances separate.
    • Familiarise yourself with tax obligations, including VAT registration if your turnover exceeds the threshold.
    • Consider hiring an accountant to ensure compliance with tax regulations and to optimise your financial management.


    • Obtain the necessary insurance coverage, including professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance.
    • Insurance can protect you from unforeseen circumstances and place confidence in your clients.

    IR35 Compliance (UK)

    • Be aware of IR35 legislation if you are working in the UK. Understand how it may impact your tax status and take necessary steps to ensure compliance. If you need advice on this, our contracts and compliance team will be happy to help.

    Financial Management

    • Implement a robust invoicing and payment process to maintain healthy cash flow.
    • Keep thorough records of all income, expenses, and receipts for tax purposes.


    • Build a strong professional network to increase your chances of securing contracts.
    • Attend industry events, join online forums, and utilise social media platforms to connect with potential clients and other contractors.
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