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You may be new to contracting or simply need to understand a little bit more about your various options regarding the issues faced by Contractors and Freelancers.

We have created an extensive guide on the most common subjects relevant to life as a Contractor or Freelancer.

Grab your copy of our free contractor advice pack that's packed with tips and advice for running a Limited Company, and explains the rules and regulations around running your own Contractor or Freelance business.
Please fill out the form to the right to download our full guide, topics include:

  • Company Formation Limited or Umbrella?
  • What will I earn?
  • Expenses
  • Closing Your Company
  • VAT
  • Flat Rate Scheme
  • 24 Month Rule
  • What is IR35?

If you have any questions please contact us and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to help. If you are currently a client your dedicated accountant will be happy to assist you.



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Company Formation
Limited or Umbrella?
What will I earn?
What is IR35?
Flat Rate Scheme
24 Month Rule

Knowledge Lab

Whether you are new to contracting/freelancing or you just want to top up gaps in your knowledge, we provide you with a range of free resources that will assist you. Here at Gorilla we believe in sharing knowledge, that's why we're giving you a range of resources completely free.



Gorilla Accounting is a cutting-edge technology driven, accountancy solution.  If you are a Freelancer or Contractor, Gorilla offers you simple yet effective control over your accounts. Gorilla works across various industries such as IT, Finance, Engineering, Creative and Medical.


Contractor Tax Calculator

What really matters is how much you take home each month.Let's be honest, aside from the legal structures, the tax compliance, the PL and EL insurances, what really matters is how much you will take home each month.Those who suggest innovative tax scheme solutions which promise a take home pay of '90% of your income' a...


IR35 Changes - Public & Private Sector

Here's our understanding of the IR35 legislation reform which came into effect on April 6, 2017. IR35, or Intermediaries Legislation, is tax legislation that has been around since the turn of the century. It is intended to prevent what is known as ‘disguised employment’, where an individual that would otherwise be an e...


Autumn Budget 2018

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, unveiled the Autumn Budget Statement on Monday 29th October 2018, laying out the financial plans for the coming year. A handful of key measures were announced that will affect Contractors and Freelancers, including IR35 in the private sector. Here’s everything you need to know.



Who are Gorilla Accounting services for? IT Contractors, Management Consultants, Finance Professional, Freelance Journalists, Oil & Gas Contractors, Pilots, Engineers and Locums. Our specialist freelance and contractor accounting solution is designed for most individuals who provide services through their own Lim...


Download Your Free Contractors Guide

Download our free contractors guide that’s packed with tips and advice for running a limited company. It details rules and regulations around running your own business as a contractor or freelancer.

Plan ahead and Calculate Your Take Home Pay

We have created an online contractor tax calculator in order to assist you with finding how much you take home per month.

To calculate, simply click on the link below and enter your day rate.

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