News, insights and advice for contractors

Stay tuned to the NWM blog for our latest company news, in-depth industry commentary and insights as well as useful guides on finance and compliance for contractors.

Thu 19th Apr 2018

Staying Positive While Searching For A New Contract

It’s easy to become frustrated or disheartened when you’re out of work and you’re looking for your next contract or assignment, especially if it turns into a long period of time. However, it is important to stay positive and to ...
Wed 18th Apr 2018

Managing A Work-Life Balance

Getting into the flow of working as a freelancer or contractor is great but often it can become easy to neglect a work-life balance. Learning to manage the boundaries between work and personal life is important to both business success ...
Tue 13th Feb 2018

Failure To Prevent Tax Evasion: Criminal Finance Act 2017

On 30th September 2017, a new legislation was issued under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 which now makes businesses liable for criminal acts carried out by employees who encourage individuals to commit or assist in tax evasion, i.e. customers or ...
Tue 13th Feb 2018

Umbrella Contractors Are In Demand

It’s good news for contractors in the UK as a recent report suggests that businesses are more likely to rely on freelancers and contractors to cover extra work loads within the workplace and also to cover specific skill sets that ...
Tue 5th Dec 2017


The recently announced Autumn Budget provided lots of new information for contractors, including extending the public sector IR35, targeting tax avoidance and evasion and finally, an investment in the UK housing market. VAT Threshold Remain In good news for the contracting ...
Thu 23rd Nov 2017

Finding your next contract on social media

If you have a business, you’re guaranteed to want to shout about it from the rooftops. What better way to do so then on social media? Facebook has almost two billion users and 1.86 billion monthly active users (as of ...
Fri 13th Oct 2017

What Is The 24 Month Rule

Are you a contractor claiming for travel expenses? Are you aware of the 24 month rule? Often this subject comes with a little confusion so we take a quick look at what this means: The 24 month rule has been in place ...
Tue 19th Sep 2017


Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative by the Government that will revolutionise the UK tax system to help businesses and individuals keep on top of their affairs and submit correct tax returns. It is an attempt by the HMRC ...
Fri 8th Sep 2017


If you’d like a successful long term contracting career, there are a few elements you’re going to want to consider. Here at NWM, you can enjoy the security and benefits of being employed by NWM, but at the same time ...
Tue 22nd Aug 2017

Setting up a Facebook Page as a Contractor

Having a Facebook Page for your Contractor Business is a must! With more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017, many of whom are most likely to be interested to your business, having a Facebook Page will ...
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