SJD Accountancy - Death of the Permanent Job

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Death of the permanent job. Press release by SJD Accountancy surrounding the death of the permanent job and the rise of freelancers and contractors.

SJD Accountancy Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants

Record rise in limited companies created as UK workforce diversifies.

SJD Accountancy, the UK’s largest accountants to contractors and freelancers, have seen an unprecedented 70% rise in the number of contractors coming into the market and going limited.

SJD accountancy firm, who manage the tax affairs of over 10,000 limited companies put the increase down to factors including ongoing pressure to cut costs and remove permanent headcount in the private sector.

According to figures from YouGov, around a third of the UK workforce would like to create their own company. Unemployment, graduates struggling to secure jobs, the virtual demise of final salary pensions, job security and zero percentage wage rises, is pushing many people’s hands.

Simon Dolan managing director of SJD Accountancy comments, “Historically, the contractor and freelancer market has been dominated by IT contractors. However, in the past few years there has been a shift in that we are seeing many traditionally permanent job roles being converted into contract positions including HR, sales, marketing, healthcare and engineering.

Currently, nearly 50% of all new clients are from sectors outside of IT. With permanent jobs no longer making people feel secure within their roles, we feel the future will see a lot more people wanting to take back control by contracting or setting up their own company, as has been shown throughout 2010”.
For more information on contracting visit: SJD Accountancy for a full breakdown.

About SJD Accountancy

SJD Accountancy is the UK's largest specialist provider of fixed fee, limited company accountancy services to contractors, freelancers and Small Businesses. It is the only national specialist firm of accountants with offices in all major cities, and is the chosen accountancy firm for more than 10,000 clients. It is also the only national accountancy firm in the UK to be listed Accredited Accountants by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG).

SJD Accountancy has been acting for contractors and small businesses since 1992 and is the most recommended accountancy firm on the Internet. It has more qualified staff than any other specialist firm, with qualifications covering the major Tax and Accountancy bodies, including ATII, ATT, ACCA, CA, ACA, FCCA, ACMA.

SJD Accountancy offers a complete package including completion of accounts, payroll bureau, dividends, corporation tax computations, personal taxation and all company returns.

On top of all that, SJD Accountancy have also won every relevant industry award possible, including:

  •     ‘Small Firm of the Year’ - Winner Accountancy Age 2007 & 2004
  •     'Best Accountant for Contractors' - Contractor UK 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006
  •     ‘Best use of Internet’- Finalist Accountancy Age Awards 2008
  •     'Santander Small to Medium Business of the Year' - Finalist National Business Awards 2010
  •     ‘Excellence in Customer Services’ - Finalists National Customer Service Awards 2009
  •     ‘Business of the Year’ - Finalists National Chamber of Commerce Awards 2008
  •     'Extraordinary Three Star Status' - Sunday Times Best Companies Accreditation 2009 - 2007
  •     ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For’ - Award 2009 - 2007
  •     'Compliant Accountant' - APSCo

And most importantly, in a recent survey 98% of their clients rated SJD Accountancy as 'better than other accountants' - and they are working hard to convince the other 2%!

Further information

Contact: - Jaime Thorpe

Tel: - 0500 152500 Or 01442 275789

Email : - jaime(dot)thorpe(at)sjdaccountancy(dot)com

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