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Scratching beneath the surface of what Sir Kier Starmer’s new government probably wants Single Worker Status to achieve.

Bolstering economic growth across the UK bodes well for IT freelancers -- we must now hope for differentiation, collaboration and frankly, more contract skills support.

The new Employment Rights Bill to ‘upgrade’ worker protections is unsettling the many non-inside IR35, who are workers but don’t want protecting.

Tech teams must balance AI use with GDPR compliance, or risk possible repercussions under data protection rules.

Little wonder 60% of the £39.8bn tax gap is down to small biz, what with IR35 reform; going ‘LTD’ because a mate told you to, and the HMRC disconnect.

‘Political noise’ blamed for hirers hitting the hiring brakes, with the screeching most painfully felt by IT operations, helpdesk, and software development candidates.

Imagining a world without the Intermediaries legislation (reformed or original), quickly reminds us that it’s probably ‘better the devil you know.’

What’s happened to TV’s Adrian Chiles, and what seven things contractors can do to avoid a similar fate. 

Latest Guides

Tools, apps and widgets to run a contractor company tend to be across five main areas, or more if you’re sometimes inside IR35.

17th July, 2024 | Limited Companies

Beware a change in assessment criteria, plus a reduced benefit, if trying to claim while off sick.

16th July, 2024 | Money

A 10-step umbrella company functionality manual, in order of doing, for users.

16th July, 2024 | Umbrella Companies

Potential incentive for a limited company IT contractor to get motoring with his EV purchase, even if it is second-hand.

15th July, 2024 | Limited Companies

Revealed: the best policy for PSCs, and the best policy if switching from PSC to brolly.

12th July, 2024 | Money

Top 5 ways to advocate for and protect your own commercial, independent, self-employed interests.

9th July, 2024 | IR35

Seven age-old queries, each with the power to stump limited company contractors who are solvent but looking to shut.

8th July, 2024 | MVL

How to cut your coat according to your cloth, while not forgetting HMRC wants different chunks out of it, at different times.

8th July, 2024 | Money

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