So you want to be a healthcare contractor?
There are many healthcare and Pharmaceutical companies who engage tens of thousands of contractors and freelancers in the UK. They undertake a multitude of tasks for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
Huge multinationals who use freelancers and contractors to provide flexibility in their workforces, whilst allowing them the flexibility to resource the specialist skills for projects without incurring the restrictions that employing someone would come with, i.e. pensions, sick pay and holiday pay etc.
There are a multitude of reasons why someone would contract in the health industry.
You may be seeking new challenges in new areas and contracting allows you to sample them and gain some experience which will open doors.You maybe re-entering the workforce after the children have gone to school, or you may have retired and may want to supplement your income. You may be choosing the independence that the flexible contracting work style offers, or you may have tired of office politics and bureaucracy. You may want to take advantage of the higher rates on offer, or a combination of all or none of the above.
We find that it is often the premium that you can charge for your services that attracts people to becoming pharmaceutical and health care contractors. Once you have secured a contract normally through a specialist recruitment agency in the sector, you will need to form your own limited company or use an umbrella solution, we can help you with this.
Freelancer Accounting is a specialist provider of fixed fee accountancy services to freelancers and contractors in London and the South East of England.
We understand that tax is complicated and we are happy to offer you face to face meetings at one of our office locations convenient to you.
You will have your own dedicated accountant as a point of contact.
We are accredited by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) and are an ACCA Practice, so you will never have to worry about you tax and accounting affairs again.