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How to be a Contractor/Freelance­r - Expert Panel

We have a panel of experts for you to put your contractor/freelancer questions.

Panel events allow attendees to pre-submit there questions/decision points (message Fran on Meetup). Or ask them on the night if there is time.


• IPSE (legal and contractor advice service):  Jordan Marshall 
• Accountant & Umbrella company: Alison Ensor, Foremans LLP
• Recruitment Agent: Giles Warburton 
• Contractor: Fran Hoey

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  • Andrew B.

    Just to clarify yhe use of fhe word "self employed"

    If you are a one-person Limited Company then, to the HMRC, you are most definitely NOT self emoloyed. Best to avoid using the term completely!

    1 · February 14

  • Neil S.

    Agree with everyone else. Top panel, great group of people and look forward to joining again in March.

    1 · February 3

  • Omar

    Brilliant. Open, clear and honest advice from all perspectives. A real eye opener! Well done and thanks to the panelists and to Fran for organising it! :)

    1 · February 2

  • Daniel M.

    Brilliant event. Helped me MASSIVELY with some of the advice given by the panel and I'm clearer on certain concerns I had regarding the world of contracting. Thanks!

    1 · February 2

  • Neil L.

    Great evening - thanks for organising France and to Shortlist for the pizza :-)

    1 · February 1

    • Neil L.

      oops - sorry Fran - just spotted my auto correct error

      February 2

  • Michael Allan C.

    Great panel, thanks!

    2 · February 2

  • Craig P.

    Excellent evening. Something a bit different from the usual technology-specific focus, yet still incredibly relevant and very interesting. Thanks to Fran for organising and the panel for their very informative answers!

    2 · February 2

  • Giles W.

    Feel free to email me on [masked] if you have any specific questions, such as availability of roles and market rates. Giles

    2 · February 2

  • Rob W.

    Great evening. Found the panel's answers very useful and gave me a better understanding of how to work as a contractor (and the idea that if I want to work in Spain, I'll need a dog for tax reasons ;-) ). Thanks for organising the evening, Fran.

    2 · February 2

  • Fran H.

    For those coming tonight, that guide to freelancing from IPSE may be useful.

    1 · February 1

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