Safest solution to work as a contractor 

Using a payroll management company for your contract assignments is the safest way to avoid high tax bills and large amounts of paperwork. With protection for the UK Employment Rights Act, there is no safer way to work as a contractor.

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What does working as a contractor mean?

Working as a contractor in the UK can be considered a third form of employment and it lies between self-employment and employment. Working as a contractor, you are employed by Cool Company, but you decide when and for whom you work. Sometimes assignments can take place through recruitment agencies, others directly with the client – you choose yourself.

Cool Company will handle all your accounting, including taxes and contributions. We ensure that they are paid on time so that you can focus your time on your assignments and customers.

Cool Company’s services are perfect for contractors who want to start quickly without registering their own business.

Reasons to join Cool Company and work as a contractor

Enjoy a new flexibility

While working as a contractor provides you flexibility, it also comes with a lot of responsibility. At Cool Company, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of an employee, but still have the freedom to choose where and when you work.

Minimise your risks

Being a contractor in the UK and starting contracting business involves risks and commitments. With our platform, you can enjoy your new freedom without having to worry about compliance or taxes.

Get started in a heartbeat

Setting up as contractor and getting started with invoicing through Cool Company is super-fast. Just create an account and get started right away. Easy, safe and convenient.

Contracting – who is it for?

Work-life balance for contractors

You have probably figured this out by now – but there is no typical day-at-the-office when you work as a contractor. Full time, part time, whatever-you-want-time is the deal, and working hours per week for contractors can look different even from week to week.You set the boundaries for what you want your schedule to look like.

Being a contractor in the UK and letting Cool Company take care of your financial admin, you will have more time for your work, and can maintain a better work-life balance.

Is working as a contractor right for me?

Only you know what is important to you in terms of how you want to work. At Cool Company, we have contractors working in a variety of sectors, including engineering, construction, IT and project management. If you wish for a more flexible life where you can focus fully on what you are good at, working as a contractor may be what you’ve been looking for.

How does being a contractor in the UK differ from being an employee?

Being a contractor in the UK means that you work with your own clients – but when you invoice, you are considered one of Cool Company’s employees. This means that we at Cool Company are responsible for ensuring that taxes and fees are paid as they should, taking the stress and administrative burden away from you.

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Want even more information?

In our FAQ section you can learn everything about our services, how to work as a contractor and how to run a business.