After the great success of iContract’s last event in October, we’re excited to announce our next event will be an IR35 workshop evening. This will take place on Thursday 7th December. With IR35 changes affecting the public contractor sector this year, and further changes rumoured to be hitting the private sector, iContract will be hosting an IR35 workshop evening that will clarify what these potential amendments could… Continue reading iContract – IR35 Workshop Evening →
Whether you’ve been away for a number of months through travelling or taking a long and overdue sabbatical, or have been working in a permanent role for a year or two, or even in some cases, having a second attempt after an unsuccessful failed first one; you can return to work as a contractor any… Continue reading Return of the contractor →
I remember the days when I sat in the office, looked outside of the window and wished I could be somewhere else, and do something I was truly passionate about and take life in my own hands. Going from a corporate job, to contracting and then to start-up is a very interesting personal experience for… Continue reading Corporate job versus contracting versus Start-up →
Good Morning Contractors! We’d love to get your feedback on our planned future feature, the iContract Rating System. This feature aims to enhance your user experienceby boosting your profile and visibility to recruiters looking for suitable candidates. Some of the rating system’s unique features will include; Selective rating invitations for recruiters and peers, allowing a more tailored and controlled profile rating Control over the public visibility of your… Continue reading Share your feedback on iContract’s planned rating system and be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher… →
We’re living in an exciting time work-wise where the possibilities are endless and the way we work is being transformed in innovative and life-changing ways. More people are also seeing the benefit of working for themselves and with current self-employment figures soaring, the freelance economy is making a vital contribution to the UK economy.
Good Morning Contractors! We want iContract to help you find the most relevant contracts easily and effectively and our development team are constantly working hard to ensure the platform provides you with the best user experience as a contractor. With that, we have some exciting news about planned platform updates in the pipeline. Improved search function – We’re looking to implement free search into our ‘Search’… Continue reading We’ve got exciting news about future platform developments on iContract… →
Being a contractor is not always the dream you imagine it to be. It is of course a great form of employment and the positive benefits for your life and career it can reap can be fantastic. But there can be downsides to it and the dream can easily turn into a nightmare. Here are… Continue reading Contractor Nightmares! →
As well as a place for connecting with recruiters, employers, and fellow contractors, iContract has a community of service providers that have been carefully hand picked to support you with a range of contractor related problems you might commonly experience. Here are just a few of our service providers and more about how they can help you; First Freelance – One of the UK’s… Continue reading Need support and advice on a contractor matter? Then iContract’s service providers can help! →
Recruiters experience difficult enough jobs as it is. Trying to source the correct person and ensuring their candidate enjoys a successful transition period as a new starter, as well as all the copious admin duties they have to content with day in, day out, their jobs aren’t the easiest.
When starting out as a contractor, despite the high day rates contractors can enjoy with their work, it might be a while before you’re fully on your feet financially. Naturally you’ll have to tighten your purse strings a little and budget carefully.