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Latest News

'Tax-lock' is Queen Speech's key contractor measure

Umbrella and limited company bosses favour a five-year freeze, but not unreservedly.  

Contracting News 28th May 2015

Contractors, don't make these P11D mistakes

Twenty traps on the benefits and expenses form that may lead to a compliance review.

Comment 27th May 2015

Industry bodies await 'unfair' payment power

Government to consult on how representative bodies can challenge payment terms.

Contracting News 26th May 2015

Ex-HMRC officer caught in £12,000 tax fraud

Online trader who was let go by the Revenue, only to lie on his tax return, is sentenced.

Money News 26th May 2015

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Will HMRC try to tax my pre-UK contract income?

Expert helps a Manx IT contractor assess if a stint in the UK will be too taxing.

Contracting Overseas 28th May 2015

Contractors' Questions: Is my brolly right to tax expenses as I plan to quit?

Going perm is already stinging a contractor due to his umbrella doing what's necessary.

Umbrella Companies 27th May 2015

How IT contractors can get more currency for their cash

Save €8,000 when converting foreign IT contract money into pounds (or vice versa).

Contracting Overseas 22nd May 2015

Contractors' Questions: What to consider with an IR35 confirmatory letter?

Lawyer's top tips on using CoA to help thwart the Intermediaries legislation.

IR35 21st May 2015