With renewed focus by HMRC on the financial benefits enjoyed by freelance contractors, unless you are clearly seen to be operating as a genuine business ‘in business’ you may well suffer financially from the negative impact of IR35 legislation. As a director, you are responsible for doing all that you can to ensure your business is successful, which in the case of a contractor, means securing contracts. By marketing your business, not only will you be demonstrating you are doing all you can to be successful, but you will naturally be widening the gap between being seen as a ‘true business’ and an employee. Financial investment in marketing your business is therefore essential.
The unique Contractor Substitution Network Membership is also included, giving contractors easy, secure access to a large UK network of contractors with similar expertise who they can contact when a substitute is required. This helps contractors meet the substitution clause in their contract, allowing them to easily demonstrate that a substitute can be found if necessary.