Despite contractors of the two brollies getting fresh details, the big question for clients of SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams isn’t being answered.
18th January, 2022 | Contracting News
The FCSA’s two other founder firms, potentially seen as ‘fat’ from IR35 reform like Giant, get hit by cybercriminals.
17th January, 2022 | Contracting News
Festive season slowed growth for freelance techies, yet ‘short term cover’ requirements are next.
14th January, 2022 | Contracting News
Professional freelancers’ faith in the economy, and themselves, nosedived just after the off-payroll rules hit.
13th January, 2022 | Contracting News
Well wishes issued to IPSE’s former boss, and an alert: ‘Changing personnel will not remove FCSA’s challenges.’
11th January, 2022 | Job News
Contractors specifically asked to respond to HM Treasury’s call on the brolly sector, even if it is overdue.
10th January, 2022 | Contracting News
Clients soon compelled to a ‘by the book’ approach looks like a boon for lots of truly off-payroll workers.
7th January, 2022 | Comment
Hiring managers ticking the substitution box is central to why even the government can’t get HMRC’s rules right.
6th January, 2022 | Comment
The best advice on the market to help make your next 12 months of contracts a doddle.
5th January, 2022 | Comment
Latest department to bodge the taxman’s off-payroll rules takes his public sector windfall for IR35 non-compliance to a colossal £244million.
5th January, 2022 | IR35 News
Home Office says all engagers can use Identification Document Validation Technology on April 6th and beyond.
4th January, 2022 | Job News
A 90-day countdown to a new era of contractor hiring has already begun. So get your gig sorted for April 6th.
4th January, 2022 | Comment
Even keeping a limited company going is no guarantee of relief, as Allam V HMRC shows.
21st December, 2021 | Comment
LCAG shares its Christmas wonder: how a nod through in 2018 still has reverberations in almost 2022, with lives lost, ruined and remaining at risk.
20th December, 2021 | Comment
Taking end-users at their word and accepting all’s in hand could unravel. Potentially as soon as April 2022.
16th December, 2021 | Comment
Continually knocking the most viable solution today seems odd, especially with algorithms assisting so many.
Despite help from a Baroness, Lucy Frazer has to be corrected by HMRC and now, by contractor group IPSE.
15th December, 2021 | IR35 News
Tweeted about her ‘tremendous’ knowledge-gap, the new minister appeared to the Lords as the personification of the taxman’s discredited evidence.
14th December, 2021 | IR35 News
Lucy Frazer is to be grilled on off-payroll matters by Lords who are known to lament the loan charge.
13th December, 2021 | Contracting News
Off-payroll advisers say the evidence couldn’t be clearer, or more abundant, given there’s eight months of it.
13th December, 2021 | IR35 News
'Strong end to the year' for temporary techies, in terms of opportunities and rates -- REC.
10th December, 2021 | Contracting News
The off-payroll probing peers make a beeline for ‘solutions,’ with CEST and SDP out in front.
9th December, 2021 | IR35 News
Boris Johnson widens Omicron restrictions to include a policy many contractor sector businesses are operating already.
9th December, 2021 | Coronavirus News
The call for evidence on umbrella companies is welcome, but it’s not before time.
8th December, 2021 | Comment
Nominations open to suppliers supporting contractors after a challenging period, with everything from COVID-19 to IR35 reform.
7th December, 2021 | Contracting News
Sounding stuck on the phrase ‘too early,’ the taxman is told he’s not telling peers a full or realistic IR35 reform story.
7th December, 2021 | IR35 News
Some of the obstacles of the last 12 months may start to clear, yet IR35 isn’t going anywhere.
3rd December, 2021 | Comment
Paying for your own status assessment? It’s part of today’s bitter truth of being in business on your own account.
2nd December, 2021 | Comment
Unexpectedly, HMT gives ContractorUK readers a chance to help shape the future of brolly regulation.
1st December, 2021 | Contracting News
Recruiters relieved at now in-force covid rules omitting forced leave from workplaces.
30th November, 2021 | Coronavirus News
The feedback form for the beta service looks likely to be mixed, as division over the risk-checker continues.
29th November, 2021 | Contracting News
Sir Matthew Taylor’s successor is finally appointed, and it’s ‘someone with a real idea of what goes on.’
25th November, 2021 | Contracting News
With experts finding him ‘threatening, aggressive, damn scary, and even baring teeth,’ the ‘perception’ to traders of a taxman to fear seems rooted in reality.
23rd November, 2021 | Money News
Government keeps ‘doing nothing but publishing some guidance,’ but a new Revenue three-parter is hailed as a ‘must-read.’
23rd November, 2021 | Contracting News
Add IR35 inertia into the mix, and we could see the unblocking of issues that both blight HMRC and harm contractors.
19th November, 2021 | Comment
Knowing a fettered right won’t deliver is among the takeaways of a new courier case for PSCs trying to avoid IR35.
18th November, 2021 | Comment
Revenue says the decision that brolly contractors working across its operations are only from FCSA members is not its to make.
15th November, 2021 | Contracting News
Another member of your client’s team as a sub is a sub you could do without, says ex-Revenue official.
15th November, 2021 | IR35 News
October saw a ‘slowdown’ in freelance tech skills, as a ‘new recovery phase’ begins.
10th November, 2021 | Contracting News
Rishi Sunak written to by 245 MPs asking for what the PM is being lobbied on too – a ‘further review’ of HMRC’s 'cover-up.'
No contract reviewer ‘worth their salt’ in the corner of Sky Sports’ Dave Clark saw him defenceless to HMRC -- experts.
9th November, 2021 | IR35 News
A tool is similar to the ‘cut and paste’ which helped defeat Dave Clark. It’s just not dependable.
9th November, 2021 | Comment
‘Naïve arguments’ on the presenter’s behalf credited with a ‘big part of the nightmare’ for the Little Bit of Paradise director.
8th November, 2021 | IR35 News
A laudable intention that’s gone totally awry, so HMRC, ministers, even peers, must remedy off-payroll’s many harms.
5th November, 2021 | Comment
Foreign techies should be among the mix to fix what Brexit and covid are exacerbating.
4th November, 2021 | Comment
Words get the blame in letters between a trade boss and politicians, but it’s new questions over HMRC’s umbrella usage which now need answers.
4th November, 2021 | Contracting News
‘Toothless’ or not, the SBC is posing you seven queries to get a ‘clearer picture’ of payment issues.
4th November, 2021 | Money News
Chancellor’s moves on high-skilled migration disappoint for coming across as exclusionary and disjointed.
2nd November, 2021 | Contracting News
As the FCSA faces questions, and attacks, the feeling that Sunak missed an opportunity pervades.
1st November, 2021 | Contracting News
IR35, umbrellas, and just about everything else the chancellor did or didn’t announce that impacts ContractorUK readers.
28th October, 2021 | Contracting News
Personal finance expert Paul Mayhew reviews some of the Autumn Budget’s money measures.
28th October, 2021 | Comment
Silence on off-payroll and umbrellas speaks volumes -- that the ‘anti-contractor arc’ is now ‘business as usual’ for HMG.
27th October, 2021 | IR35 News
Rishi Sunak delivers his third Budget, to build a ‘stronger economy’ and make Britain a ‘tech superpower.’
27th October, 2021 | Comment
Two separate inquiries into the Intermediaries legislation emerge on the cusp of Autumn Budget 2021.
26th October, 2021 | IR35 News
FairScore can beat back the Frankenstein monster, but it’s up to Sunak to banish it.
26th October, 2021 | Comment
Covid is weighted against the contractor sector getting two big fixes it wants from the chancellor.
25th October, 2021 | Contracting News
Twelve pages lay bare all that's happened since the Morse Review to make it ‘fail to deliver’.
Adaptability is a quality many have but for some contractors, a master-servant relationship may be a bend too far.
21st October, 2021 | Comment
Contractor accountant Patrick Gribben doesn’t expect a bold chancellor, especially with two big tax hikes already incoming.
20th October, 2021 | Comment
Competition for techie talent is putting pay on a next level, yet it’s reserved just for contractors.
19th October, 2021 | Comment
Four-part Revenue factsheet could be a substitute, or starting pistol, for umbrella company regulation measures next Wednesday.
18th October, 2021 | Contracting News
As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs -- just forget your accountant’s old adage.
14th October, 2021 | Comment
Umbrella company says it’s back to ‘business as usual,’ although questions remain over data protection.
14th October, 2021 | Contracting News
The residual risk of IR35 just got real (for a bit) for two PSCs, confirming retrospective challenges are still a threat.
13th October, 2021 | IR35 News
Autumn Budget is unfortunately too soon for an overhaul of the complex, erosive HMRC policy.
12th October, 2021 | Comment
Rishi Sunak called to unblock the HMRC-contractor ‘impasse’ on disguised remuneration.
11th October, 2021 | Contracting News
Despite strong demand potentially levelling off, starting pay is at a 24-year high, even before ‘one-off financial incentives’.
Two scams are seeking to victimse agencies, workers, and umbrellas. Unfortunately, contractors are at risk from both.
8th October, 2021 | Comment
The taxman will spread his wings beyond Oil, Gas and Finance, despite the ‘soft landing.’
7th October, 2021 | Comment
Neither inside nor outside means it’s time to consult a non-tool, to head off ‘horribly costly’ outcomes.
6th October, 2021 | IR35 News
Why we should all recognise Check Employment Status for Tax as only one of many means to an end.
6th October, 2021 | Comment
The silver lining of the still dark cloud over UK contracting is that umbrella regulation-resisters will finally have to fold.
5th October, 2021 | Comment
Ominous for October? Careless, interpreting SMEs and income tax-NICs have both been depriving the exchequer the most.
4th October, 2021 | Contracting News
Back your boss not your two predecessors upon whose watch seven people died, LCAG advises new minister.
Even if the footy refs are winning on aggregate, the last fixture went the taxman’s way -- not that he can next play the same on MoO.
1st October, 2021 | Comment
As a leading umbrella company is undone by hackers, at least a dozen other brollies are hit by 'attack of the clones.'
28th September, 2021 | Contracting News
More than 60% of contractors are already benefiting from ‘brand value/reputation.’ Isn’t it time you prepared for Autumn too?
27th September, 2021 | Comment
Not many advisers are in agreement about what the football referees’ status replay means for contractors.
27th September, 2021 | IR35 News
Contractors can step in to help take data protection in a new direction. If that’s wise.
22nd September, 2021 | Comment
September 30th is a cut-off many can’t afford to ignore. Not that HMRC is making successful applications easy.
21st September, 2021 | Comment
Under a sort of drop-ball decision, PGMOL will restart at the FTT because judges committed fouls on Mutuality and Control.
20th September, 2021 | IR35 News
Revealed: Three personality-types that make engagers of IT contractors difficult, overbearing, even notorious.
17th September, 2021 | Comment
Returning to a path well-trodden, the taxman is policing PSCs’ payrolls, potentially as a 'way-in’ to probing IR35.
15th September, 2021 | Comment
Mid-sized clients exposed as treating off-payroll rules as a covid add-on, with most not tracking or tracing contractors for IR35.
15th September, 2021 | IR35 News
Billings, shortages, and rates are still all but off the charts in the temp tech sector.
13th September, 2021 | Contracting News
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak accused of not understanding the tiny enterprises which the economy needs.
9th September, 2021 | Contracting News
Umbrella contractors are the worst off, but the PM’s new 1.25% levy is set to sting almost all in UK contracting.
8th September, 2021 | Contracting News
A lucky legislative start means many of your data transfers are now covered by ‘adequacy.’ Yet not forever, and likely not all.
6th September, 2021 | Comment
Prime minister lambasted by a former fund manager for an ‘ambiguous’ WFH stance.
3rd September, 2021 | Coronavirus News
How the contractor-friendly bank regards you, and how many times salary it’ll lend.
2nd September, 2021 | Comment
Not for the first time, scheme users are being made aware by the taxman while scheme promoters look on. So contractors, it’s time to protect your position.
1st September, 2021 | Comment
Ending the era of in-person hiring is a monumental decision that will help the UK deal with covid, Brexit and skills shortages.
The punishment for looting covid relief is expectantly harsh, yet dissolving is no escape.
31st August, 2021 | Comment
Home Office acts on ‘feedback’ that physical checks have had their day, and commits to a ‘new digital solution.’
27th August, 2021 | Job News
An off-payroll reviewer says engagers are climbing mountains to reach outside IR35 determinations.
26th August, 2021 | Comment
The telco’s hack is so big it could impact you both as a customer and as a processor or subprocessor, with security-confidentiality obligations.
25th August, 2021 | Comment
Answers demanded as HM Courts & Tribunal Service fluffs off-payroll legislation, taking the taxman’s haul to £135million.
24th August, 2021 | IR35 News
The horrors of the pandemic might be subsiding but like infection, undead firms continue to pose a risk to PSC owners.
23rd August, 2021 | Comment
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We hope the Labour leader joins both us and the many supporters of the mis-sold to resolve this abject tax injustice -- once and for all.
20th August, 2021 | Comment