Record Numbers of UK Workers are Contractors

By Nixon Williams, PRNE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BLACKPOOL, England, December 14, 2011 -

The number of UK contractors and other self-employed workers has reached record levels, according to newly released employment figures from the Official of National Statistics.

From August to October this year, the number of people declaring themselves self-employed increased by 166,000. This puts the total number of self-employed workers at 4.14million, which is the highest number since comparable records began in 1992.

This comes at a time when the unemployment figures are rising especially in the public sector, so those with in-demand skills could consider working as a contractor to increase their job prospects and benefit from the higher rates of pay that contracting generally offers.  

Being self-employed offers more freedom than working in permanent employment, but contractors have to be aware of the additional responsibilities they have including dealing with their own finances and tax matters.

This is why many contractors choose to use the services of an online contractor accountant to assist with all finances and when contractors are looking for accountants, it is recommended specialist contractor accountants are selected to ensure that you are getting a service specially tailored to your requirements.

As an experienced contractor accountant, Nixon Williams offer services for both new and established contractors to ensure that they are fully tax compliant. Running your own business can seem complicated, but Nixon Williams can assist with all aspects of setting yourself up as limited company from forming your business at Companies House to registering for VAT, PAYE and other tax schemes, to processing payroll and accounts.

With Nixon Williams, contractors have their dedicated accountant with unlimited telephone and email support included as standard in their service so you know that assistance is just a phone call or email away if you have any questions or problems. Visit their website to find out more about their services and to get in touch with their helpful team today.

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