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Latest News

'Highly technical' court verdict against ESL makes its boss decide to bring his role with the umbrella compliance body to a close.

Posing as a contractor umbrella company, a promoter with ‘chutzpah’ joins the taxman’s blacklist.

‘Reasonable care, skill and diligence’ is required of PSCs. So don’t splurge, fail to file, or put doggie treats on expenses.

Lawyers, tax experts and accountants asked to give the ‘straight answers’ that the Treasury and taxman won’t.

Service providers were recognised last night for their efforts in supporting contractors. 

‘Separate yourself from the herd’ – and other top tips for contractors daunted by HMRC gearing up to test the untested.

Disqualified for eight years, not a lifetime, experts say the director of Best Employment Services ‘got off lightly.’

Soaring costs for organisations shone a favourable light last month on non-permanent hires.

Latest Guides

10 things to check before committing to an umbrella company.

24th June, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

How having your accountant check your IR35 status could catapult you into a whole new world of pain that HMRC suddenly looks keen to inflict.

23rd June, 2022 | MSC Main

Expert advice on how to extract cash when closing down your company.

22nd June, 2022 | Limited Companies

Given HMRC’s new interest in MSC legislation, banding together to avoid IR35 could be like jumping out the frying pan and into the fire.

21st June, 2022 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

An overview of the benefits of brollies, and the many (many) aspects to beware.

20th June, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

With bottom lines squeezed, what the state offers is worth a look. But eligibility is far from guaranteed.

16th June, 2022 | Limited Companies

Exploring your options and taking the path that will be most beneficial for you is important. 

15th June, 2022 | MVL

Explainer on expenses for contractors needing to outlay for items they didn’t factor in, like cover.

14th June, 2022 | Expenses

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