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Latest News

HMRC computer says no to dividend changes

Forget next year’s cut to it, it's the dividend allowance itself that the taxman can't compute.

Comment 28th April 2017

We're down -- but not out in 2018, say micro-companies

Tiny traders overwhelmingly plan to keep at it, despite economic worries.

Contracting News 27th April 2017

Network Rail announces all PSCs as outside IR35

Despite public sector 'chaos,' the track operator signals faith in its off-payroll staff's status.

IR35 News 26th April 2017

Government shelves MTD, revises IR35 rules

Digital accounts dropped from Finance Bill, but a 'retrospective IR35 shock' is included.

Contracting News 26th April 2017

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Who signs confirmation of work arrangements?

Legal expert points a PSC in the direction of who should sign what.

Guide to Contracts 27th April 2017

Contractors' Questions: How best to freelance in France via my UK ‘Ltd’?

His PSC, not tax, is what makes one techie’s French bit on the side unviable.

Contracting Overseas 25th April 2017

Contractors' Questions: Should I deregister for VAT due to the FRS changes?

When it’s worth leaving the Flat Rate Scheme, and what it means for you and HMRC.

VAT 24th April 2017

Contractors' Questions: What if I'm terminated as TUPE doesn't cover me?

'Difficult' choice for a long-serving agency temp, faced with the bench or a tribunal.

Successful Contracting 20th April 2017