The UK's leading contractor site. Trusted by over 100,000 monthly visitors

See how much you can earn contracting

  • What is your net income after taxes?
  • What rate will earn your desired income?
  • What rate earns the same as permanent?
View all calculators


Enter your hourly rate & find out more:


Permanent Employees

Enter your gross salary & find out more:

Contractor insurances

Income protection, life and health insurances.

View all insurances
Contracting guides

Need to know how to be a contractor? We've got you covered.

View all guides

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry and contracting news.

View latest news

Popular Calculators

How much do you want to earn? We'll tell you how

Enter your target annual income and let contractor calculator work out how you can achieve it:

Quick Calculator Finder

Can't find the contractor calculator you're looking for? Try using the finder below

Contractor Latest

HMRC team throws in towel on costly Atholl House IR35 case involving Kaye Adams

After 10 years and four hearings, HMRC finally gives up trying to prove Kaye Adams is a deemed employee under the IR35 legislation.

| IR35

MPs accuse "overmighty" HMRC of "abusing" power like the Post Office

Parliamentary debate signals the start of a possible root-and-branch reform of HMRC to curb abuse of power by the state.

| Other

Have You Been Denied Holiday Pay? Act Now to Claim What's Yours

Worked through an umbrella company and wrongly had holiday pay withheld. Claim by joining a no-win no-fee group legal action.

| Contractor umbrellas companies

Other Contracting News

HMRC boss accused of making it too hard to challenge rulings

Difficult and expensive process is unfair on self-employed workers - MPs tell HMRC.

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 - IR35

Phil Thompson loses £300k tax battle

Phil Thompson faces back taxes arising from his time as a Sky Sports presenter

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 - IR35

Deliveroo’s sub clause keeps the wheels turning

Deliveroo wins case thanks to a substitution contract clause.

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 - Other

Domino’s Pizza drivers were employees, not contractors, Supreme Court rules – The Irish Times

Thirteen-year saga over tax status of delivery staff has important implications for workers in the gig economy

Sat, 21 Oct 2023 - IR35

Found something to share with us? Let us know! More

Financial services


  • Based on contract multiples
  • Competitive rates
  • Fast service
Find out more


  • Incredibly tax efficient
  • Paid for out of gross fees
  • Flexible options
Find out more

Income Protection

  • Income when too ill to work
  • Premiums are tax deductible
  • Work with peace of mind
Find out more

Life Insurance

  • Protect loved ones
  • Tax deductible
  • Death in service benefits
Find out more

Recent Media Coverage

Computer Weekly

IR35 legislative tweak to remedy settlement offset issue by April 2024

A tweak to how the IR35 tax avoidance legislation works means that from 6 April 2024, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can no longer be accused of over-collecting tax from non-IR35 compliant public and private sector organisations.

Business Matters

BBC faces scrutiny over IR35 implementation during government questioning

IR35 was among the topics discussed during the session between the BBC and the Public Accounts Committee recently.

Contractor Weekly

HMRC calls time on Kaye Adams’s decade-long IR35 case

HMRC has finally admitted defeat in its IR35 case against Kaye Adams, bringing a ten-year ordeal for the presenter to a close.

Daily Mail

Loose Women star Kaye Adams WINS her 10-year battle against the taxman

Loose Women's Kaye Adams has won a 10-year battle to avoid paying £124,000 in tax, the latest in a string of rows involving high-profile TV stars and HMRC.


Kaye Adams’s case proves it’s time for a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights

Kaye Adams’s case raises important questions about the rules to which HMRC adheres.

Also Featured In