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Firms hiring only married freelancers & contractors might be onto a good thing – the chance to make massive savings from hiring costs. ContractorCalculator’s analysis of the costs to firms of hiring contractors versus employees reveals that a married contractor trading via a personal service company can cost between 50,000 GBP and 60,000 GBP less than an employee, for the same take home pay.

“How many of the contractors you’ve just interviewed for your latest assignment were wearing wedding rings? If you choose the more mature married contractor, you might just be onto a good thing – massive payroll savings,” highlights ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin.

Contractor clients and employers could be missing a trick if they fail to dig a little deeper into how their workers get paid. By discriminating against unmarried limited company contractors, umbrella contractors and employees, and only hiring married limited company contractors, firms can slash...

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