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Latest News

PSCs to abandon NHS IT project over IR35 changes

Off-payroll techies at Guy's & St Thomas' say a £16.5m project will grind to a halt when they quit.

IR35 News 22nd February 2017

Government responds to IR35 petition

Latest stance on the off-payroll rules is released, just as the tool to bed them in isn't.

IR35 News 21st February 2017

Rethink Flat Rate VAT changes, HMRC urged

Contractors seen in the collateral from April's clampdown on the popular VAT scheme.

Money News 21st February 2017

Why the Apprenticeship Levy isn't just a brolly contractor's problem

PSCs and their agents will find a new 'cornerstone' just as pointed as umbrellas.

Comment 20th February 2017

Latest Guides

Moving from a PSC to an umbrella: is it worth it?

IR35-inspired pay guide, showing your take-home if you're caught, not caught or via a brolly.

Public Sector Contracting 22nd February 2017

Contractors' Questions: Where do the off-payroll rules catch consultancies?

IR35 expert demystifies what happens from April for a PSC working alongside consultancy staff.

Public Sector Contracting 20th February 2017

Contractors' Questions: Where are the new off-payroll rules retrospective?

Lawyer spells out what the new IR35 rules say, and what could actually happen in practice.

IR35 16th February 2017

Contractors' Questions: Can an umbrella pay into my private pension?

Payroll expert provides top tips to a contractor wanting to stick to what they know.

Umbrella Companies 14th February 2017