Covid may be passing, but the traps laid at almost every step of going forward for your next contract remain ready to ensnare.
28th July, 2021 | Job News
Alongside ‘supply and demand,’ another dynamic is dominating the contractor labour market -- ‘cause and effect,’ ever since April 6th.
Different roles require different approaches – and different documents, from your ‘off-payroll-ready’ portfolio.
26th July, 2021 | Job News
It applies to individuals not companies, but Breathing Space looks set to do a brisk business.
21st July, 2021 | Comment
CEST puts it at 56%; we put it at 72%. But the chunk of not caught rules is as low as 26%. And some job ads carry no status whatsoever.
20th July, 2021 | Comment
Peer accuses the Revenue’s top officer of being the disliked Biblical tax collector, notorious for washing his hands of a grave decision.
19th July, 2021 | Contracting News
The self-employed for once are the more straightforward applicants, not putting client HR managers at risk of jail time.
15th July, 2021 | Comment
Judge signals taxpayer ignorance of tax law is definitely an excuse, where that ignorance came from the tax authority.
14th July, 2021 | Money News
Despite a long list of ways to apparently reduce your tax fine, the room for manoeuvre is actually very small.
14th July, 2021 | Comment
Five underhand tactics to beware when contractor recruitment agencies go bad.
13th July, 2021 | Comment
PM’s sympathy for loan charge contractors isn’t enough for 76 MPs pressing for 'fair resolution.'
12th July, 2021 | Contracting News
The tech recruiter says a contractor hiring increase of 17% comes despite off-payroll 'concerns.'
12th July, 2021 | IR35 News
The strange, ‘complex’ case of the contractor outside IR35, put inside IR35; who disagreed, only to rubbish a sub clause which a judge backed.
9th July, 2021 | IR35 News
June saw more appetite for temporary techies than at any time in the last 23 years, but ‘unpredictability’ looms.
8th July, 2021 | Contracting News
'Juicy fines' tipped to bite contractors’ agencies and umbrellas breaching April’s KID requirement.
7th July, 2021 | Job News
Physical Right to Work checks are the stuff of a bygone age. Government must keep them digital from September 1st.
6th July, 2021 | Comment
The April rules have helped bring the UK’s supply chains to crisis point, says the RHA.
5th July, 2021 | IR35 News
Experts say a genuine right to send another in your place still proves self-employment, albeit not in isolation.
5th July, 2021 | Contracting News
The taxman likes killing two birds with one stone, so beware your furlough probe turning into an IR35 investigation.
2nd July, 2021 | Comment
‘Fractured’ situation hits agency temps, as tribunals are left to sort out who is owed what and who was a ‘worker’ when.
1st July, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Thankfully the European Commission has added the UK to an elite club -- no major surprise, yet it was touch-and-go for a bit.
30th June, 2021 | Comment
The sheer weight of CJRS interventions could be seized upon to keep denying directors help, fears Forgotten Ltd.
29th June, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Even by the taxman’s own figures, Check Employment Status for Tax is still not fit for purpose -- advisers.
28th June, 2021 | IR35 News
Taxman forced to reveal that at just a little over its halfway point, his IR35 tool swallowed a lot -- almost £2million.
Pandemic or not, either your limited company’s distribution to yourself was due or it wasn’t.
24th June, 2021 | Comment
The pandemic is sharpening the double-edged sword of work that can be done anywhere, ‘potentially cheaper’ and by the ‘equally skilled.’
23rd June, 2021 | Job News
Offshore teams and tech have come on enormously, yet nimble IT contractors needn’t be fazed.
23rd June, 2021 | Comment
Studies, surveys and snapshots? Keep ‘em coming. But three channels will provide the real answer – and soon.
22nd June, 2021 | Comment
Why that covid-19 cash injection your company got could have rendered your dividend illegal.
21st June, 2021 | Comment
The government postponing the return of physical checks for the second time bodes well for a 'permanent digital solution.'
21st June, 2021 | Job News
Don’t let long wait times at the Revenue put you off – start today, says the LITRG.
17th June, 2021 | Contracting News
Stats indicate departments have more B2B openings than pre-reform. All the signs suggest companies will follow suit.
16th June, 2021 | Comment
Umbrella director gets off with a year’s disqualification for every month he channelled out an unsubstantiated £37million.
16th June, 2021 | Contracting News
Get your client’s view of things, and get it early, regardless of which set of off-payroll rules affect you.
15th June, 2021 | Comment
It’s not business-as-usual. But limited company contracting is far from on its knees.
A Nationwide IT contractor who worked as a project manager falls short by 'fine margins.'
14th June, 2021 | IR35 News
‘Client put me outside IR35 -- I’m alright Jack.’ But are you, really?
11th June, 2021 | Comment
A Single Enforcement Body is welcomed, but not unreservedly and with qualms over when.
10th June, 2021 | Contracting News
Contractors are shoulder to shoulder with staff when it comes to the grounds to refuse extending their arms.
9th June, 2021 | Comment
At least two reliefs from stamp duty could help keep the inevitable post-holiday blues at bay.
8th June, 2021 | Comment
Not since May 1998 has appetite for technology skills on a temp basis been so 'huge.'
7th June, 2021 | Contracting News
Two studies put one in three contractors as not caught by the ‘damning’ April 6th rules.
7th June, 2021 | IR35 News
Taxman accused of 'doing all he can to hold on to people’s money, in defiance of Morse.'
3rd June, 2021 | Contracting News
A multi-million pound worker compensation bill could compel droves of employers – and self-employed individuals – to act.
3rd June, 2021 | IR35 News
The Guardian asks to hear from the excluded; The Times ‘misses the elephant in the room’ and The Sun is seen as a warning.
1st June, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Ideas to regulate brollies are flowing thick and fast, with many saying the ultimate solution rests with end-users.
1st June, 2021 | Contracting News
Respected advisory firm’s ‘reform can be managed’ comment positioned to MPs as proof off-payroll reform is being welcomed.
27th May, 2021 | Contracting News
MVL, dormancy, striking off. Don’t say you haven’t got options in the post-IR35 reform world.
27th May, 2021 | Comment
Signs the government is potentially open to acting against brollies indicates 'all is not lost.'
26th May, 2021 | Contracting News
HMT has an opportunity to provide much-needed clarity and reassurance to the contractor sector.
25th May, 2021 | Comment
Almost ten well-established contractor sector businesses say they’d sign their names to the Poyser-Seeley Harris plan.
24th May, 2021 | Contracting News
Your mate down the pub who closed his company and run will be hoping he didn’t do so in the last three years.
21st May, 2021 | Comment
International travel transferring from illegal to a three-tier system, with colours, looks appealing. But appearances can be deceptive.
20th May, 2021 | Comment
Except for technical-types typically sole trading, contractors are glum about their business, more so than about the economy -- IPSE.
19th May, 2021 | Contracting News
The government must use its June RTW review to bring the UK’s outdated employing process into the 21st century.
19th May, 2021 | Comment
Taxman ‘buckles down’ on a suspected CJRS rip-off and in the same loop, an alleged multi-million-pound scam.
17th May, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Agents back an 11th hour extension, but say virtual checks are so much better they should be here to stay.
17th May, 2021 | Job News
An audit, of sorts, to work out how 48,000 mini umbrellas have sprung up so quickly begins.
12th May, 2021 | Contracting News
Last night’s story of 'Britain’s Ghost Companies' should compel the taxman to take no more of this pernicious fraud.
12th May, 2021 | Comment
Emails released under FoI rules confirm HMRC’s failure to alter its approach is its failure to achieve resolution. And it’s a failure signed off at the very top.
11th May, 2021 | Comment
The taxman is trying to blow the whistle on the Match of the Day presenter, but experts say he’s got an open goal -- his brand.
10th May, 2021 | IR35 News
Clients. Agencies. Umbrellas, accountants, and even us IR35 ‘experts.’ Just like contractors, we’ve all got off-payroll angst.
6th May, 2021 | Comment
A steep learning curve with turbulence, challenge and worry has defined the last four weeks.
When the ‘good news for the self-employed’ in The Times isn’t quite what it seems.
5th May, 2021 | Comment
Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.
4th May, 2021 | Contracting News
How VAT gets accounted for when UK businesses supply services to the European Union.
29th April, 2021 | Comment
The threat that HMRC and its original IR35 continue to pose to PSCs just turned very real.
28th April, 2021 | Comment
Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.
26th April, 2021 | Contracting News
The digital system works, government told, so reverting to physical checks with covid still lingering is ‘nonsensical.’
26th April, 2021 | Job News
Universal it’s not, but clients are forking out more for freelance tech skills, knowing the off-payroll rules are hurting.
23rd April, 2021 | Comment
Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.
22nd April, 2021 | Contracting News
Chatting is recommended to help keep the weight of formal disagreements to a mere ‘deluge.’
20th April, 2021 | IR35 News
Taxing off-payroll rules just as the economy fires up? Believe it or not, the timing could hardly be better.
20th April, 2021 | Comment
Taxman takes on board two errors he made, but is warned: ‘I shall keep nit-picking.’
19th April, 2021 | IR35 News
Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.
19th April, 2021 | Contracting News
ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.
16th April, 2021 | Contracting News
The LITRG spells out where its 11 chapters can help IR35 reform-hit PSCs to turn the page, safely.
13th April, 2021 | Comment
Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.
12th April, 2021 | Contracting News
A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.
A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.
9th April, 2021 | Comment
Everything the taxman wants you to know about private sector IR35 reform, in his own words.
7th April, 2021 | Comment
Contentious reforms to the Intermediaries legislation are finally here. But what do they mean for you?
6th April, 2021 | IR35 News
A law firm reveals what's on the minds of the new IR35 status decision-makers -- end-users.
6th April, 2021 | Comment
Agencies have had to ‘pick their battles’ to succeed in preparing end-users for Tuesday’s ‘big difference’ – SThree.
1st April, 2021 | IR35 News
A BBC radio show finally tuned in to a long-running problem. But the veracity of the on-air claims are worthy of scrutiny too.
31st March, 2021 | Comment
Ominous warning implies that 25 errors in a single Revenue webinar could be just the tip of the iceberg.
29th March, 2021 | IR35 News
The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.
25th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Top adviser to contractors sullied by the Revenue, for taking too much ‘reasonable care’ in his assessment of official advice to agencies.
24th March, 2021 | IR35 News
The new kid on the shady block is thanking their lucky stars. But it’s users who will end up far from fortunate.
23rd March, 2021 | Comment
The shrewd who want property won’t listen to the mainstream media, but will use an interpreter for their contract income.
18th March, 2021 | Comment
An admired financial heavyweight will be the first to hit late payers with beefed-up powers.
17th March, 2021 | Money News
An instant fix for some, but factoring is a very hard habit to shake, whether it’s invoice or recourse.
17th March, 2021 | Comment
Preparation is the only way to guarantee yourself a really ‘soft landing,’ even if there is only three weeks to get sorted.
16th March, 2021 | Comment
Umbrella companies and other firms issue new advice about contracting overseas.
16th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Off-payroll workers on cusp of a possible sea change, as blanketing and banning starts getting reviewed and reversed.
15th March, 2021 | IR35 News
It’s better than expected, but a corporation tax change costing £50m is racking up more critics.
15th March, 2021 | Contracting News
The defenders of PSCs from covid will turn their efforts from blanket support, to 'pockets of support.'
11th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Officials at Companies House are being polite, but the subtext is clear – delinquent directors are at risk again.
11th March, 2021 | Comment
It was on the ‘pros’ list of the chancellor’s measures, but the SPR will feel like a ‘con’ to many PSCs.
10th March, 2021 | Comment
Limited companies’ negative but improving confidence will be all but wiped out if off-payroll rules proceed, warns IPSE.
10th March, 2021 | Contracting News