Jobs and work

Aled Morris aledm at qix.co.uk
Fri Sep 13 09:43:12 BST 2002


On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Duncan Barclay wrote:

>What I would like to know is what sort of contract would be sufficient
>for this sort of short term, freelance work? The sort of contracts
>I usually deal with take weeks of time for the lawyers to sort out
>with associated costs!
>
>The work has come directly from the people in Austria, and not via any
>agency.

You might want to consider joining one of the "umbrella" contract
agencies that take care of tax, vat etc. on your behalf - if you don't
already have an accountant who is specialist in this field.

You also need to make sure the contract takes into account "IR35".

Google for "IR35" and "specimen contract" gives some useful results.  Look
in the sponsored links too.

(Perhaps suprisingly) there is usually nothing in these contracts that is
specific to the job in hand, about what is expected and what you will
actually be doing.  They usually just have a paragraph saying that you
will do whatever work you are asked.

Aled
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