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Buried in the government-speak, the worrying signs are that UK contracting is looking at the sister of CEST, and a new avoidance mission for HMRC.

It’s far past time for forceful action to purge the unscrupulous from the umbrella industry. But this government’s next move is probably to pass the buck.

Receiving a fixed regular fee irrespective of work done is now enough to satisfy the ‘uncomplicated’ MoO test.

Disappointed, insulted, and back in ‘wait and see’ mode, contractor umbrella companies at least know the future is a ‘due diligence’ requirement for agencies to police.

Two cases concerning notification to HMRC have just been put to judges, and neither went in favour of the avoidance scheme provider.

Hiring fraud is becoming endemic, triggering toolkits, red-flag systems, and digital defences to keep contractors and other job-seekers safe.

An IT consultant who won on IR35 back in 2019 is told the judge got it wrong, meaning an HMRC bill of  £240,000 is still ‘hanging over’ him. 

IR35 contractual best-practice looks like this…(but just make sure to show your client/hirer too).

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To protect your outside IR35 status optimally, your next contract ought to have no notice period whatsoever.

22nd April, 2024 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

Empowerment? Transformation? Both should come as standard if you’re a contractor in the market for a professional and personal 'self' boost.

18th April, 2024 | Successful Contracting

Getting an adviser in your corner for court is sensible, but relying on one for your tax return without reviewing it is folly -- and potentially pricey.

17th April, 2024 | Successful Contracting

Must-dos for contractors when a tax inspector calls under the Intermediaries legislation.

16th April, 2024 | IR35 Reading

Resolved: the key buy-to-let query contractors eyeing an investment property are understandably asking right about now.

15th April, 2024 | Limited Companies

Whether it’s state or personal, a pensions withdrawal strategy is to be worked up while you’re still in contract work.

12th April, 2024 | Money

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