A Day in the Life of a Contractor

Switching from PAYE to Contracting

Life as a contractor

About our case study

WTT Group is comprised of experts in tax, legal and accounting, offering a broad range of services to individuals, corporates and trusts. From assisting with accounting processes and offering support on the life cycle of a business, to compliance advice and future planning, whatever your needs we’re here to help.

From speaking with our clients, we realised that there are a number of questions that are asked regularly, that affect a large proportion, if not all contractors.

We have therefore put together a case study, showing the journey of an individual who has left full time employment for a new working life in contracting, and the tax issues that they face. 'A Day In The Life Of A Contractor' will walk you through the key factors to consider when leaving the security of PAYE behind, including:

Methods of remuneration

Personal tax requirements

Corporation tax requirements

In year tax considerations

The risk areas and traps of contracting

Future planning

Closing down a limited company

Meet Gabrielle

Introducing our case study subject

My name is Gabrielle and I have had a successful twelve-year career working in IT. For the past five years I have been employed by a large film production company based in London. But during the pandemic, I realised (like a lot of people!) that my priorities had changed. I enjoyed more time at home with my two sons and not having to commute to London every day. I therefore decided to take control of my career and become my own boss.

Last year I left my employment and set up my own company, GLU Consulting Ltd, providing specialist IT consultancy services to film production companies.

Join me on my journey as i leave the comforts of PAYE behind for the independence and flexibility of the world of contracting.

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Leaving employment to 'go it alone' can be daunting

But don't worry! We've got you covered.

When you decide to leave your full-time job and become a contractor, it can be a daunting transition. Suddenly, you find yourself responsible for paying taxes instead of having it automatically deducted through Pay as You Earn (PAYE), and this is just the start...

Sign up now for exclusive content and advice, following Gabrielle's steps on switching from PAYE to contracting! 

Who are WTT?

What we do

WTT Group is comprised of experts in tax, legal and accounting services, working together to create positive change, to shift the contracting industry into one that is open, transparent, and fair to all. Acting as advisors to all parties in the supply chain, leaning on our investigations background to avoid the pitfalls, we help to create the agile workforce needed to power today’s world.

Tax planning & advisory services

Legal and compliance services

Litigation action

Accounting services

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Tax Advice

Plan ahead. Plan right.

Our range of tax planning and advisory services can help safeguard you, your family and your assets by setting you on the right path for the future. Our services offer future protection with tax planning tailored to you and your circumstances.

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Accounts made simple.

WTT Accountancy is here to help shoulder the burden of the accounting process at your request, by undertaking certain administrative tasks, giving you more time to focus your efforts elsewhere


Legal Services

Stay complaint

Our advisors at WTT Legal understand the specific nuances of the tax and legal requirements surrounding the contracting workforce. By working across the entire supply chain, we can ensure all parties are compliant.

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We can help

Got some questions?

We're here to help.

Thinking of moving from PAYE to contracting? Speak to one of our specialists today!

For a no obligation discussion about your options, or for advice on a particular matter, contact us today.

 E: info@wttconsulting.co.uk

 T: +44 (0)20 3468 0000

 W: www.wttgroup.co.uk

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