After working as contractors, we found that we would typically start searching for jobs right at the end of current contracts. Given the volatility in the market and our work on contractor solutions, we wanted to consolidate contractor jobs available to make it easy for not only our customers but contractors in the UK to find work.
No other provider in the UK provides specific opportunities for contractors like we do. We actually help find ways to grow your business.
Your time is precious. With automatic bank feeds, smart reconcilliation rules, Direct Debits for VAT, mobile accounting app, early filing and insanely responsive support - your business admin will feel like a thing of the past.
You know exactly who is managing your accounts - you won't have a general support@ inbox. You get a single named accountant who will resolve all your queries.
You can book a convenient time with your accountant easily. Prebooking means we can go through your account in detail to make sure we maximise your time on the call.
You can call, live chat, email, text or use Google hangouts (and screenshare) to speak to your accountant.
We monitor your FreeAgent account everyday to give you an up to date "Account Health Score" - calculated by your last login, number of unreconciled transactions, directors loan account, dividends, banking re-consent, funds available and level of expenses. We'll send you a notification if it starts to drop and ways to improve it.
We've been fined in the past and won't let it happen to you. Know your exact deadlines and get notifications when everything has been filed.
We try and test every product we recommend based on account setup times, customer service and value for money.We specifically do not recommend Metro bank, Cater Allen and Kingsbridge insurance due to poor experiences in the past - they pay good referral fees though which is why other accountants recommend them!
See your key FreeAgent data, speak to your accountant, let us know if you're looking for work and find all your company details in one place.
We've trialed a wide range of accounting software and FreeAgent is the absolute best software for contractors and included in every package. Be very careful with providers who have created their own software. Get a £10/mo discount on your package if you bank with NatWest, Mettle or RBS.
We include Professional Indemnity insurance up to £1M in our "Grow Package". We'll provide all customers with a 10% discount on insurance with Superscript as well. All policies are on a monthly rolling contract.
You can use our central London office address as your registered company address with our "Operate" and "Grow" packages and we'll handle your mail for you. You can also stop by and grab a coffee in our cafe where you can work for a few hours or you can book meeting rooms from £60 an hour.
We had terrible experiences with our accountants and business service providers, so we built a service we actually wanted to use.
Did you know that Nixon Williams, Clearsky, SJD Accounting, First Freelance and Parasol are all owned by the same company, Optionis? We have only scratched the surface of what we want to build so expect frequent product improvements as we grow - and tell us what features you want, we'll build them!
In-between roles or going back to a permanent job? We'll keep your company accounting going with a 70% discount while you're not working as a contractor or if you're in between roles.
We're building a contractor community forum where you can ask for advice, network with others and message recruiters.
Switching takes under 30 seconds on your dashboard and we do all the hard work. Here's how it works:
If you have a notice period with your accountants, we'll extend your free trial so that you're only using our service when your account is all set up and ready.
When you sign up we'll automatically create a shared Google Drive for all your documents and include your letter of engagement there. You'll also receive a welcome text which you can respond to or call the number and we'll help.
If you need any help on your dashboard or at any onboarding steps, just use our live chat and we'll help answer any questions.