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Contractor trends in 2020: What can we learn for 2021?

  • Webinar

Traditionally as we near the end of a year, it is a time for reflection and planning for the next one. This year feels more pertinent than ever to take stock from 2020 and look ahead to 2021.

In this webinar, James Foster and Joanne Harris from SJD Accountancy will share the results of SJD’s 2020 Contractor Survey. Over 2,000 independent professionals provided insights on a wide range of topics and from this, discuss and summarise the key learnings and the current contracting landscape and what lessons can be learned before we head into 2021.

The key topics will include:

  • The impact of Coronavirus and the resulting government support
  • The upcoming IR35 reforms
  • The resilience of the contracting community
  • Contractor finances including financial products
  • The overall market and contracting satisfaction

There will be time at the end for questions too. You can email any questions you have in advance to [email protected] with the subject ‘Questions for the Contracting webinar in 2020’.


Joanne Harris, Technical Commercial Manager at SJD Accountancy

Since 2009, Joanne has progressed through the ranks within the Optionis Group and is now Technical Commercial Manager, including SJD Accountancy – as thought leaders in technical accountancy.

Jo is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and also holds a 1st Class honours degree in Applied Accounting. Jo has extensive experience supporting contractors with advice on how to operate their limited companies as well as providing sound accountancy and tax advice.

James Foster, Head of Partnerships, SJD Accountancy

Since starting as an Accounts Assistant at SJD in 2014, James’ career has seen him work in many roles such as Senior Accountant, Product Manager and Senior Commercial Manager, through to his current Head of Partnerships role.

In addition to his impressive career in accountancy, James has an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification and a BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance to support this experience. He’s a regular panellist at IPSE events and enjoys participating in discussions to help advise UK contractors and freelancers.

This event is free of charge to members and non-members.