'Highly technical' court verdict against ESL makes its boss decide to bring his role with the umbrella compliance body to a close.
23rd June, 2022 | Contracting News
Posing as a contractor umbrella company, a promoter with ‘chutzpah’ joins the taxman’s blacklist.
22nd June, 2022 | Contracting News
‘Reasonable care, skill and diligence’ is required of PSCs. So don’t splurge, fail to file, or put doggie treats on expenses.
21st June, 2022 | Comment
Lawyers, tax experts and accountants asked to give the ‘straight answers’ that the Treasury and taxman won’t.
20th June, 2022 | Contracting News
Service providers were recognised last night for their efforts in supporting contractors.
17th June, 2022 | Contracting News
‘Separate yourself from the herd’ – and other top tips for contractors daunted by HMRC gearing up to test the untested.
16th June, 2022 | Managed Service Companies
Disqualified for eight years, not a lifetime, experts say the director of Best Employment Services ‘got off lightly.’
15th June, 2022 | Contracting News
Soaring costs for organisations shone a favourable light last month on non-permanent hires.
13th June, 2022 | Contracting News
Objections to Reg 80 determinations hit the Revenue, which can’t fix any ‘timeline’ for when it will respond to a single appeal.
‘Token gestures.’ ‘Forced bribes.’ Before the PM announces even a single measure, contractors aren’t biting.
9th June, 2022 | Money News
Either as a business or consumer (or both), independent techies can now help shape the UK’s National Data Strategy.
9th June, 2022 | Comment
The effects of Disguised Remuneration on ‘family formation, stability and breakdown’ have been the total opposite to what the taxman said they would be.
8th June, 2022 | Contracting News
APSCo says a trio of routes for techies from abroad can’t be depended on to fill the short to medium term skills gap.
The Public Accounts Committee’s findings are cause to worry for companies, taxpayers and our economy, experts warn.
7th June, 2022 | IR35 News
Lenders starting to test borrowers’ exposure to the cost of living crisis means lock-ins will take longer to put in place.
6th June, 2022 | Money News
Some in the contractor sector admit to nursing a ‘few headaches’ – even before the four-day bank holiday weekend started.
6th June, 2022 | Contracting News
With interest rate rises seeming far from over, remortgaging never looked so appealing -- even if it gives you a sting in the short-term.
1st June, 2022 | Comment
The drawbacks of a new digital identity scheme will bite hardest where its potential is needed the most.
31st May, 2022 | Comment
What MPs on the Public Accounts Committee have recommended; why, and when they want to hear how the taxman is getting on with implementation.
30th May, 2022 | Comment
A ‘not doing enough’ taxman is told to stop ‘fiddling’ and find fixes for the ‘structural problems’ in his ‘poorly implemented’ off-payroll rules.
26th May, 2022 | IR35 News
'A kaleidoscope of issues requiring a kaleidoscope of solutions,' is among the realties we tried to impress upon the UK’s DLME.
25th May, 2022 | Comment
Issuing an ultimatum to walk works wonders for a contractor given umbrellas she didn’t want to use.
24th May, 2022 | Contracting News
Contractor hiring body APSCo asks Rishi Sunak to probe an unfairness at best; an abuse at worst.
23rd May, 2022 | Job News
The government patting itself on the back on IR35 isn’t what’s irking contractors' fatigued advisers, who want ‘less talk more action.’
19th May, 2022 | Job News
Pay premiums persist, even if demand for temporary techies was way ‘off its peak’ in April.
18th May, 2022 | Contracting News
Better for the environment, worse for wellbeing? Studies on WFH increasingly say it’s exactly the opposite.
17th May, 2022 | Contracting News
FCSA’s Chris Bryce says the furore about umbrellas withholding monies is easy to understand. The legal position; less so.
16th May, 2022 | Comment
Standing back to take in the whole picture of the factual matrix is the unifying factor of numerous IR35 judgments.
13th May, 2022 | Comment
Professional Passport CEO Crawford Temple on why, contrary to popular belief, regulation isn’t the best answer.
12th May, 2022 | Comment
With the government excluding an employment bill amid ‘rife’ non-compliance, it’s left to Margaret Beels to do what ministers ‘unsurprisingly’ are shirking.
11th May, 2022 | Contracting News
Amid more imposter companies registering with Companies House to commit fraud, one victim fears the end isn’t even in sight.
10th May, 2022 | Contracting News
A small challenger group, or 85% of all contractor accountants? Regardless of which is proved to be the true scale, an HMRC win would have a big impact.
10th May, 2022 | Comment
While advisers bicker about a bloody nose or not for the taxman, one limited company director must prepare to have her status picked apart for the fourth time.
9th May, 2022 | IR35 News
‘Freelance’ in many senses of the term they may be, but two HMRC-hit presenters worked very differently to IT contractors.
6th May, 2022 | Comment
The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG wants ‘enlightening’ submissions on the HMRC policy added to by experts.
5th May, 2022 | Contracting News
The radio presenter is found wanting on a range of status factors, to the tune of £140,000.
5th May, 2022 | IR35 News
Fresh from clearing JSA, the compliance group is told of ‘a lot, lot more’ to come than just a holiday pay pocketing allegation.
3rd May, 2022 | Contracting News
The IR35 reform-induced trend of unwilling employment? Like PSLs and holiday pay, ministers owe it to work-seekers to intervene.
29th April, 2022 | Comment
‘Absolutely sickening’ of government to push bonafide business owners into ‘benefit-less’ employment.
28th April, 2022 | IR35 News
Just like CVLs, insolvencies are going in the wrong direction for the recovery effort. So let’s all hope IR35 determinations continue to turn the corner.
28th April, 2022 | Comment
With HMRC pursuing both accountants and contractors under MSC rules, the time for action is now.
27th April, 2022 | Managed Service Companies
Log-on to an accountant’s webinar on cyber-security as a PSC, now that hackers have undone a string of contractor service providers.
26th April, 2022 | Comment
The TV presenter goes off-script to tell viewers what he really thinks of the taxman.
25th April, 2022 | IR35 News
The Loan Charge and Taxpayer Fairness APPG is set to reveal the ‘awful situation people are in.’
25th April, 2022 | Contracting News
Despite it being 15 years overdue, and him still not ‘cutting off the head of the snake,’ the taxman’s new blacklist is being welcomed.
21st April, 2022 | Contracting News
The game of two halves is also a game of opinions – a bit like IR35, which another Sky Sports presenter has been defeated under.
20th April, 2022 | Comment
Sympathies abound but unless the law changes, brollies get regulated, or the EASI intervenes, ‘Faustian deals’ look set to continue.
19th April, 2022 | Contracting News
More contractor accountants getting assessed as MSCPs is ‘obvious’ but, for now, one firm is forcefully fighting back.
14th April, 2022 | Managed Service Companies
March saw temporary tech opportunities expand (again), but beware a stabilising, including in software development.
12th April, 2022 | Contracting News
Chancellor’s ‘whopping’ fall from grace could be cushioned by his wife now agreeing to pay UK tax on dividends.
11th April, 2022 | Money News
‘Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.’ And other tax/life lessons that Akshata Murty’s status row can teach us.
11th April, 2022 | Comment
Contractors who are directors are wating for the other shoe to drop. Here’s what we know so far.
8th April, 2022 | Comment
Drilling down into the worrying reality that it’s now harder than ever to work on a contract basis -- courtesy of the taxman.
7th April, 2022 | Comment
Penalties being issuable from today for off-payroll non-compliance could scare clients into IR35 status caution.
6th April, 2022 | IR35 News
Out of the blue yet predictably, HMRC sends assessments to PSCs and their accountants -- as it tests ‘the floodgates.’
4th April, 2022 | Contracting News
The April 1st launch of digital tax accounts is here. Don’t be a fool -- get clued up and compliant.
1st April, 2022 | Comment
Dry as a bone is an understatement to describe the chancellor’s statement. And that’s being kind.
31st March, 2022 | Comment
Trade body wants a multi-organisational response to ‘strike off the clones’ and ‘pursue the perpetrators.’
31st March, 2022 | Contracting News
The Mirror reports on the contractor sector’s new fraud, with serious implications for ‘brollies and their users’ not being prevented by the BEIS agency.
30th March, 2022 | Contracting News
Rishi Sunak’s ‘here’s what we’ll do later’ package fails to engage contractor recruitment bosses.
29th March, 2022 | Contracting News
The fees for criminal record checks are refreshingly, bucking the current prices trend.
29th March, 2022 | Comment
Money Saving Expert agrees -- for those looking for the best mortgage deal, banking on anything less than a broker isn’t a risk worth taking.
28th March, 2022 | Comment
A contactless card; someone else’s Kio Rio and even his wife’s reported dividends. The chancellor’s response following his mini-Budget has not been on the norm.
28th March, 2022 | Contracting News
The mini-Budget untangled, with expert analysis on what the chancellor did and didn’t announce.
24th March, 2022 | Contracting News
‘Nothing much’ new from the chancellor affecting contractors gives pause to tot up how much he’s giving, and taking away.
23rd March, 2022 | Contracting News
Rishi Sunak delivers his mini-Budget, ‘to build a stronger, more secure economy for the UK.’
23rd March, 2022 | Comment
Contrary to the minister’s letter, the communicating, listening, learning taxman simply didn’t make an appearance before either off-payroll rollout.
22nd March, 2022 | Comment
New FCSA code set to specify to Workwell/JSA and other member-umbrella companies that ‘use or lose it’ on contractor holiday pay isn’t acceptable.
21st March, 2022 | Contracting News
In full: Workwell’s statement responding to what it’s accused of doing to a contractor when it was JSA Group.
21st March, 2022 | Comment
Entries have now been sorted, scrutinised and judged by the panel to create impressive shortlists.
18th March, 2022 | Contracting News
Contractors will for once hope advisers are wrong; and HMRC is right -- that it’s ‘too early’ for any extension to be a 'done deal.'
17th March, 2022 | IR35 News
Details are sought from contractors, to help the Treasury move towards ‘compassionate’ from ‘failing to provide’.
16th March, 2022 | Contracting News
Three staffing agencies have been hacked – not that any of them are letting on, to you or the ICO. Here’s what contractors can do.
15th March, 2022 | Comment
Opportunities for techies on a temporary basis return ‘energetically’ to their pre-Christmas levels.
11th March, 2022 | Contracting News
Generic statement, or political message? Either way, the taxman wants the aim of the Health & Social Care Levy communicated.
9th March, 2022 | Job News
The off-payroll rules are a disaster much of the government’s own making. But as the PAC effectively got told, ‘not to worry.’
8th March, 2022 | Comment
Taxman asked to do better than the minister on disguised remuneration, by giving ‘direct answers’ that don’t ‘divert and confuse.’
7th March, 2022 | Money News
Findings from WondaPay lend credit to the Small Business Commissioner’s fear that firms are having to wait even longer to get paid.
Pointing the finger, arrogant and shirking responsibility. HMRC’s appearance in front of MPs perhaps revealed more about the self-serving taxman than about IR35.
3rd March, 2022 | Comment
Probing the off-payroll rules, PAC chair Meg Hillier mockingly accuses the top taxman of not normally inhabiting reality.
2nd March, 2022 | IR35 News
Contractors at the sharp end of the tax year face limited options, lots of HMRC notices, and little to no room for ignorance.
1st March, 2022 | Comment
The brolly call for evidence is answered with ‘naming and shaming,’ dates and outright bans.
28th February, 2022 | Contracting News
Video calls as a way to get your ID documents approved get the all-clear for after April.
24th February, 2022 | Job News
Contractors with Parasol, SJD, ClearSky and Nixon eat up tips on what to do, despite no confirmation of their worst fears.
23rd February, 2022 | Contracting News
What limited company suppliers should emulate from a celebrity IR35 winner who failed all three key status tests.
22nd February, 2022 | Comment
‘Part & parcel’ of his own PSC, the tele presenter triumphs despite the taxman going to some ‘scary’ lengths chasing £1.7millon.
21st February, 2022 | IR35 News
Peers follow the NAO in rebuking the government on IR35 reform, but this time around, demand answers to a deadline.
17th February, 2022 | IR35 News
Nothing new in a long letter by peers to HM Treasury just underlines how much pent-up consensus on employment status there really is.
17th February, 2022 | Comment
Opportunities lay ahead for freelance IT workers – here’s where, and what they pay.
16th February, 2022 | Comment
Money talks for new starters, PMs and returnees, yet for some, wage competition may have nearly run its course.
15th February, 2022 | Contracting News
Watchdog exposes ‘serious problems of HMRC’s own making,’ including charging non-compliant contractors the wrong amounts.
14th February, 2022 | IR35 News
The taxman has taken on more than he knows, as the private sector is a totally different beast.
14th February, 2022 | Comment
1.25%, or 10%? Either way, the April hike in National Insurance has the potential to be painful.
10th February, 2022 | Comment
Off-payroll experts say a 79-page downplaying of the April 2017 rules renders some of the findings ‘unbelievable.’
8th February, 2022 | IR35 News
The parent of three hacked contractor brands says details from its systems have been exposed online.
8th February, 2022 | Contracting News
The death knell is being heard for some brollies in wake of a court verdict which, for once, favours contractors.
7th February, 2022 | Contracting News
The umbrella admits it was showered by DDoS attacks, on top of the initial hack that collapsed its VoIP system.
A legal expert gauges what Google’s traffic-measuring system violating the GDPR might mean for you, and your clients.
3rd February, 2022 | Comment
Doubling your pay as a contractor is alluring -- less so the dozen or so costs that go with it. And then, there’s IR35.
1st February, 2022 | Contracting News
Advisers either want the tax hike of at least 1.25% stopped or are urging action.
31st January, 2022 | Contracting News