Freelance Contractors

Announcements made in the March 2016 Budget have hit contractors and freelancers hard, in Britain’s North West and beyond.

Fortunately, our experts at Bishops are here to help.

We can help contractors who are unsure about any of the changes announced in the March Budget, and need help in tackling compliance concerns, or planning out their future contracting careers.

We can also offer start-up support to those new to contracting or freelancing, and subsequently guide you through everything you need to know – from registering a limited company, IR35 investigation support, bookkeeping support, VAT, tax returns and more.

Our dedicated team understand that freelance contractors face a number of confusing changes and financial reporting challenges since the Budget announcements took effect.

We also understand that no two contractors will ever be the same – which is why our experts take a personal approach to all of our clients, offering hands-on accounting advice to contractors and sub-contractors from all walks of life, tailored to fit whatever financial concerns face you.

We are well versed and experienced in advising contractors and freelancers, and our experts stay up to date with the latest financial changes and reforms so you don’t have to.

We can provide ongoing, on-call advice throughout your contracting career – ensuring that you are always as tax efficient, profitable and financially secure as possible. We can even provide mortgage references, or act on as your registered office on your behalf.

At Bishops, we are widely experienced in advising freelance contractors in Britain’s North West, and across the whole of the UK.

We can advise on:

  • Salaries
  • IR35
  • Expenses
  • Start-up support
  • Bookkeeping support
  • Strategy and tax planning
  • Personal tax returns and annual returns
  • Corporation tax and company tax reviews
  • Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) tax savings
  • Single limited company acquisitions
  • Corporation tax
  • Payroll (PAYE)
  • Provision of mortgage references
  • Ongoing, up-to-date advice
  • Much more

For more information on how we can tailor our expertise to suit your requirements, please contact

Switch to Us

switch-btnSwitching from your current online accounting provider, or signing up to one of Bishops’ online services today, is fast and easy.

Simply fill in our online accounting application form to register for a free trial, which will range from 14-30 days depending on the service you choose, then, prepare your data and set up your new account.

Once your account is set up, we will point you in the right direction of how to transfer your current accounts information to KashFlow, Xero or Quickbooks – which you may even be able to transfer for free.

Whether this is your first time using online accounting, or you are switching from Sage software or another provider, all three of our online accounting collaborators can be quickly and easily set up – and each offers easy-to-follow advice on how to transfer your current data.

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Contractors Specialists

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Steven Swindlehurst


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