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Latest News

Dividend rates refreshed in wake of HMRC factsheet

Contractors' advisers agree the new £5k allowance will operate in a way that wasn't implied.

Contracting News 3rd September 2015

Why IR35 should be scrapped, not improved

It can't work any way you try it - so repeal, replace and reposition the liability.

Comment 2nd September 2015

Why contractors favour a five-year mortgage fix

The first signs of financial headwinds are cause for prudence; not panic.

Comment 1st September 2015

Gambling-addicted tax advisers jailed for fraud

Two accountants who bet they could secretly fiddle clients' tax returns lose to HMRC.

Contracting News 27th August 2015

Latest Guides

Contractors' Questions: Must my friend and I bother with a contract?

Lawyer cautions about a paperless partnership, but says it may be a reasonable approach.

Guide to Contracts 3rd September 2015

Limited company dividends guide

What dividends are; how to pay them, why and when.

Limited Companies 2nd September 2015

Contractors' Questions: Can I claim tax relief on expenses and how?

Expert helps a duped agency contractor work out what he may (or may not) be owed.

Expenses 1st September 2015

Contractors' Questions: How to draw up a late start date clause?

Legal aid for a project contractor feeling stung by shoddy time-keeping.

Guide to Contracts 28th August 2015