Shield for Contractors

The UK's leading contractor site. 200,000 average monthly visitors.

Support ContractorCalculator

Contribute Membership

How much can you earn contracting?

  • What is your net income after taxes?
  • What rate will earn your desired income?
  • What rate earns the same as permanent?


Enter your hourly rate & find out more:


Permanent Employees

Enter your gross salary & find out more:


Contractor Latest

Strong calls for delay or abandonment of Off-Payroll Tax during Lords inquiry

Contracting and industry experts have called for an abandonment of the Off-Payroll Tax during a House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee hearing.


Eamonn Holmes loses IR35 tax case despite forty years as freelance broadcaster

Eamonn Holmes loses to HMRC in IR35 tax tribunal over ITV engagements between 2011 and 2015 on grounds of mutuality of obligation and control.


Please Boris, don’t torch the UK’s flexible workforce

PM Boris Johnson stands of the verge of torching the UK’s flexible workforce, causing irreversible damage to business and the economy in the process.

|Dave's Blog

Limited company ‘inside IR35’ v umbrella PAYE – advantages and disadvantages

Contractors working ‘inside IR35’ following the implementation of the Off-Payroll legislation need to consider their preferred operating model.


Off-Payroll: Statutory tax amnesty is essential to stem chaos

Government must legislate to prevent HMRC from using the Off-Payroll Tax to identify contractors for investigation or risk a labour market crisis.


Off-Payroll: Tories facing crisis with tax reforms set to decimate flexible workforce

Government risks a labour market crisis as more than half of contractors plan to leave projects in response to Off-Payroll, a new survey reveals.


Lords committee invites contributions to inquiry into Off-Payroll Tax

Affected parties are encouraged to contribute to a House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee into the damaging Off-Payroll Tax.


Other Contracting News

New IR35 rules could hit oil and gas workers hard, MP warns - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

North-east oil and gas workers face a 25% loss of earnings if new tax rules come into effect next year, an MP has warned.

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - IR35

Sajid Javid announces Conservatives will review IR35 in 2020

In a potential breakthrough for the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that they will review the controversial IR35 legislation

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - IR35

Business urges delay to tax changes affecting temporary workers

Research shows many businesses are underprepared as April deadline looms.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - IR35

These Men Killed Themselves After The Government Hit Them With Historic Tax Demands

"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: It has essentially destroyed our family."

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - Tax Issues

Found something to share with us? Let us know! More

Popular Calculators

How much do you want to earn? We'll tell you how

Enter your target annual income and let contractor calculator work out how you can achieve it:

Quick Calculator Finder

Can't find the contractor calculator you're looking for? Try using the finder below

Financial services


  • Based on contract multiples
  • Competitive rates
  • Fast service
Find out more


  • Incredibly tax efficient
  • Paid for out of gross fees
  • Flexible options
Find out more

Income Protection

  • Income when too ill to work
  • Premiums are tax deductible
  • Work with peace of mind
Find out more

Life Insurance

  • Protect loved ones
  • Tax deductible
  • Death in service benefits
Find out more

Recent Media Coverage


Eamonn Holmes: This Morning host could face big bill after losing tax case

Eamonn Holmes could face a whopping bill after losing his tax case.


Eamonn Holmes faces £250,000 bill after losing tax case 

Eamonn Holmes could be facing a bill of up to £250,000 after losing an appeal against HM Revenue and Customs over how much he should be paying in taxes. T


Ex-financial secretary says IR35 won’t be watered down

David Gauke, former financial secretary to the Treasury, has told an audience he thinks there would be “strong resistance” to any watering down of the extension of IR35 rules set to be rolled out into the private sector from April.

Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: First year of enforcement won't be ‘heavy-handed’, claims chancellor

New chancellor Rishi Sunak has sought to assure business leaders that the IR35 tax avoidance reforms will not be enforced in a “heavy-handed” manner in the private sector for the first 12 months.

Daily Telegraph

Sunak tells the taxman not to be 'heavy-handed' in shake-up for the self-employed

Rishi Sunak has told the taxman not to take a “heavy-handed” approach in the first year of a much-criticised shake-up for self-employed workers, as pressure from campaigners mounts.

Also Featured In