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    Default New to contracting, contracting leading to fixed term contract and LTD question

    Hi All, I was recently recommended to come join this community as I am wanting to leave my current role which is mostly overseas and come back to the UK.
    I have a job offer contracting close to home but because of the circumstances and details around the offer, I am unsure if LTD or umbrella, or simply self assessment would be the best approach.

    I would be leaving full time work to accept this offer: 3 month contract on a agreed day rate to help an organisation achieve a piece of work. If that work is done well, they claim to have 18 months funding secured to offer an additional 18 months on a fixed term contract.
    So this would initially be 3 months contracting followed by 18 month employed.

    When I see this, I think setting up a Ltd and going down that road might be too much effort for just a short 3 month contract and think I might consider umbrella for that period.

    On the flip side, there is no guarantee I am offered the 18 month work as a fixed term and so I may move onto another contract, which obviously means having an Ltd set up would be beneficial.

    So in a nut shell, i'm trying to understand how those of you with experience would handle this decision, would it make sense to set up an ltd even for 3 months. In regards to day rate in case that impact the advice, the day rate will be on the higher end of the scale.

    I appreciate any advice you can offer.

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    Use a brolly.

    you don't want to be a contractor.

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    Well it's up to you. If you're going to carry on after this gig and not go back perm, then go Ltd regardless of 3months or more. If you plan to do this short-term and then go back perm, go brolly.

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    can you recommend good umbrella firms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agermoses View Post
    can you recommend good umbrella firms?
    Look here: http://forums.contractoruk.com/publi...-umbrella.html

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    when you say 'funding secured' is this public sector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b r View Post
    when you say 'funding secured' is this public sector?
    Funnily enough of all the comments that would have lead me to the assumption this was a PS gig, this was not one of them.
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    Umbrella - it'll get you used to the level of pay that you'll be getting for the FTC too. With a limited, you'll be worse off by still having annual accounting obligations but with only three months of revenue/operation.
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