The Adams verdict will reassure the many being forced from bonafide businesses which they’ve built from scratch.
25th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Restrictive covenants can keep a good contractor down, and from moving out of off-payroll’s way. But only if they are ‘reasonably necessary.’
24th February, 2021 | Comment
Despite its narrow applicability, a ruling in favour of the TV host will still likely inspire contractors to collect more badges.
23rd February, 2021 | IR35 News
Limited company contractors caught by April’s off-payroll rules are tipped to benefit from Uber’s loss.
22nd February, 2021 | Contracting News
Not telling the Lords about Loan Charge contractors who it knew of could subject the Revenue to investigation.
18th February, 2021 | Contracting News
Becoming a digital nomad overseas is a passport, of sorts, to temporarily leaving the UK’s covid gloom behind.
18th February, 2021 | Comment
Being inside IR35 from April will be a whole lot more taxing with the five per cent deduction disallowed by HMRC.
17th February, 2021 | Comment
Off-payroll paradox: 11th hour 'supporting customers' rhetoric is at odds with the deployment of a new 'specialist team.'
16th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Being massively overlooked is the fact that HMRC enquiries into limited company workers will continue long after April 6th.
16th February, 2021 | Comment
Despite talking a good game, agents quietly admit off-payroll effects will last between one year and forever.
15th February, 2021 | IR35 News
PSCs returning to the UK should find PCR tests they must imminently pay for claimable.
11th February, 2021 | Comment
April’s off-payroll rules compel professional services, banking, telecoms, oil, digital, and investment clients to no longer hire PSCs.
11th February, 2021 | IR35 News
In light of another CJRS update by the taxman, PSC directors might be wise to check their own online activities.
9th February, 2021 | Comment
Chancellor sent a ‘strongly-worded’ letter, following a stock reply boding badly for Budget 2021.
8th February, 2021 | Contracting News
‘Not great’ for temporary techies, but ‘massively better than might have been expected’ – REC.
8th February, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Off-payroll study: the ticking clock and HMRC’s track record aren’t instilling much confidence in the incoming findings.
4th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Eight situations prove just how vital it is for PSCs to be fully fluent in April’s new rules.
3rd February, 2021 | Comment
An extension by the chancellor in March would make the housing market’s triple threat manageable.
2nd February, 2021 | Comment
Helping directors with their dividends would be irresponsible and unfair to taxpayers, claims HMT’s Jesse Norman.
1st February, 2021 | Contracting News
The off-payroll rules will make an unwieldy mess worse. Government must revert to Taylor to avoid disaster.
28th January, 2021 | Comment
Taxman’s decision to offer some leniency around Sunday’s self-assessment deadline is welcomed, broadly.
27th January, 2021 | Money News
On a long list reprimanding the Revenue, peers admonish the taxman for using workers caught by disguised remuneration.
25th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Taxman told to come up with explanations and offerings for the millions stung by both covid and IR35.
21st January, 2021 | Contracting News
An ‘incensed’ Rebecca Seeley Harris vows a written rebuttal over HMT’s 'misunderstanding.'
21st January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
MPs want Loan Charge contractors to show the taxman chasing them over the goodwill season.
20th January, 2021 | Contracting News
There’s work to be done for Brits processing European personal data. And penalties for those who shirk it.
19th January, 2021 | Comment
Chancellor looking increasingly isolated in his decision not to help limited company directors.
18th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Two new updates to the furlough scheme are ‘easily overlooked, and obviously were by the government.’
18th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
The negative test result you’ll need from Friday to re-enter Britain compounds the difficulties facing contracting overseas.
14th January, 2021 | Comment
Pandemic ‘survival’ mode snookers off-payroll comms from reaching most PSCs.
13th January, 2021 | IR35 News
‘Reasons and channels’ prevent your internet data being trawled, even if your CJRS usage is deemed suspicious.
13th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Or don’t and risk having tighter rules, potentially on masks, supermarkets and WfH.
12th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Far from fertile conditions to hire people permanently played into contractors’ hands just before Christmas.
11th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Rates are holding up amid my 20-year high for contractors, whose ‘new normal’ preference is stability.
7th January, 2021 | Comment
The type of contract you’re on shouldn’t affect your place in the vaccination queue, but it might - REC.
6th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Neither the need to make up the covid-19 deficit nor the tendency to target contractors bodes well for eight weeks’ time.
5th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Our gut feeling is that the goose which lays the golden egg will be killed -- over a few bad apples. And an inability to learn.
5th January, 2021 | Comment
A longer CJRS is tagged up as a Christmas gift to help firms through a tougher January.
4th January, 2021 | Contracting News
What’s been on the status front, and what shan’t now repeat itself. Hopefully.
21st December, 2020 | Comment
Alert over history repeating itself, partly as you ‘sold your soul to the devil’ by forming a limited company.
17th December, 2020 | IR35 News
A ‘good but could do so much better’ assessment of HMRC belies a lot of still ‘gross’ goings-on.
16th December, 2020 | Money News
Taxman will have a task accusing PSCs of gaming the system to get desirable outcomes, experts suggest.
15th December, 2020 | IR35 News
Taxman’s tool to decide contractor IR35 status is indecisive almost a fifth of the time.
14th December, 2020 | IR35 News
Questions about independence will likely be fired but, under wraps at HMRC, they may have been answered already.
14th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Jesse Norman admits it’s an episode he’s never heard of before, and has no appetite to repeat.
10th December, 2020 | IR35 News
November took the momentum out from the temp tech market’s recovery, but billings are still up.
10th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Opinions abound, but there’s five fundamental tech areas which it’s hard to see not dominating.
7th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Taxman says he’s checking if you’re ready to restart him probing your status. Is saying ‘no’ really an option?
4th December, 2020 | Comment
An official forecast is downgraded to an ‘estimate.’ And then downgraded from that to ‘finger in the air guesswork.’
2nd December, 2020 | IR35 News
Don’t be like Duncan, says the taxman, in a familiar but now off-payroll-charged message.
2nd December, 2020 | Contracting News
A welcome approach, or ‘particularly inappropriate?’ Or is it worse -- enough to ‘push PSCs over the edge?’
30th November, 2020 | IR35 News
MPs with a track record of holding HMRC to account get to quiz Rishi Sunak.
30th November, 2020 | Contracting News
‘With leave to bring Judicial Review granted, we’re one step closer to contractors not being sacrificed on an altar of administrative convenience.’
27th November, 2020 | Comment
An unapologetic Rishi Sunak fails to help contractor companies that indirectly lost his Treasury an ‘eye-watering’ sum of revenue.
26th November, 2020 | Contracting News
Claiming to be ‘delivering on the priorities of the British people,’ Rishi Sunak says the economic emergency has only just begun.
26th November, 2020 | Comment
Even if it’s difficult, or DISS isn’t ready, let PSCs know that income support from the pandemic is your aim, Burnham tells Sunak.
24th November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
A plan to return to the tiered approach includes the strong suggestion that ‘WfH’ lost its novelty in November.
Ten parts of the population being overlooked surges the membership of a new parliamentary group fighting for ‘Ltd directors.'
23rd November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
New tools, new labels and new consultancies -- all should come with a health warning if you don’t wish to be an April 6th fool.
20th November, 2020 | Comment
Watch fanatic becomes the face of BBL fraud, just as time runs out for a director and his secretary.
19th November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Even just half our normal fee will do, say ‘high and dry’ umbrellas, urging Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson for urgent cover.
18th November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Taxman to publish names, values and numbers of CJRS claimants from December.
It’s right of the Revenue to tell contractors how to spot a MUC, says Professional Passport.
17th November, 2020 | Money News
It comes from ‘that’ minister, but a statement confirming intermediaries aren’t brollies or agencies is welcomed as a ‘good start.’
16th November, 2020 | IR35 News
Agents’ talk of 'rhythm,' 'prep' and 'adaptability' smacks of a bounce back for temporary techies.
13th November, 2020 | Contracting News
Taxman asks for empathy amid the pandemic, despite missing the same goals last year too.
12th November, 2020 | Money News
PSCs given a pass from the taxman, and some new resources -- indicating April’s reform isn’t moving anywhere.
11th November, 2020 | IR35 News
PSC bosses in Manchester and Liverpool asked to speak up, in a ‘make or break’ situation.
11th November, 2020 | Contracting News
A ‘lifeline’ for limited companies isn’t enough, say the millions now turning to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham.
9th November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Hirers and candidates finding their covid feet helps end 13 months of stagnation.
5th November, 2020 | Contracting News
Hearts go out to the tiniest, one-person companies, facing a ‘perfect storm.’
The top service providers to the contracting community in 2020 revealed in virtual event.
4th November, 2020 | Contracting News
Insolvency pandemic protections are right. But do the new rules strike the wrong balance?
4th November, 2020 | Comment
Another shutdown of workplaces and the economy reopens the case for an off-payroll rules respite.
3rd November, 2020 | IR35 News
Another government-imposed shutdown thanks to coronavirus provokes as many as it pleases.
2nd November, 2020 | Contracting News
As distrust of the chancellor grows, disappointed directors get given more of the ‘unattractive’ same.
2nd November, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Despite the claims of London eateries, having a multi-person business meeting over lunch isn’t within the spirit of the law.
29th October, 2020 | Coronavirus News
What may have made PSCs ‘distinguishable’ is no more, as London, Leeds and elsewhere mandate WfH.
22nd October, 2020 | IR35 News
UK’s contractor trade body says government is disincentivising flexible work, just when it needs it the most.
21st October, 2020 | IR35 News
You’d be better off asking the chancellor, the work and pensions minister tells David Davis MP.
20th October, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Armed with ‘sobering’ findings, David Davis will today seek stronger stuff for the unsupported millions.
19th October, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Defer to the IR35 guidance, says the taxman, clearing up confusion but not apologising for it.
19th October, 2020 | IR35 News
Six technology specialisms contractors ought to wish they had this Christmas (and beyond).
16th October, 2020 | Comment
The future for umbrella businesses looks bright, based on both yesterday’s IR35 meeting and the government’s wider activities.
15th October, 2020 | Comment
Covid lull replaced by a 40% spike in enquires, including the thousands of firms HMRC now deems ‘high-risk.’
15th October, 2020 | Contracting News
The second biggest fine a firm has got for flouting data law should be a warning to all.
14th October, 2020 | Comment
Off-payroll poll finds the bulk of PSCs can’t continue as they are today due to IR35 changing.
13th October, 2020 | IR35 News
An unwieldy IR35 reform consequence that HMRC doesn’t intend for, and is going to snuff out, is creating quite the furore.
13th October, 2020 | Comment
‘It’s all about the irreducible minimum,’ the Revenue is likely to argue, in a bid to banish the ‘brand’ argument.
12th October, 2020 | Comment
To commemorate World Mental Health Day, us and Samaritans urge you to check in on your fellow contractors, and others -- SJD.
9th October, 2020 | Comment
September’s slew of unconventional jobs activity coincides with expectations still weighing heavily on the government.
8th October, 2020 | Contracting News
Self-isolation at home and tax uncertainty away looms for Britons with Polish contracts.
Two TV presenters are heading back to court over status, but only one of them wants the rerun.
6th October, 2020 | IR35 News
Custodial sentences, QCs on conspiracy charges and extraditing promoters are the way to go – TaxWatch.
6th October, 2020 | Money News
Consultancy giant says Control, Mutuality and Part & Parcel are swinging in contractors’ favour thanks to the pandemic.
5th October, 2020 | IR35 News
What PSC contractors can leverage in the chancellor’s covid-induced fiscal package.
1st October, 2020 | Comment
A sea change is here. Alongside a taxman who’ll keep chasing and schemes that’ll keep targeting. But hold on to your old ways -- and you’ll struggle.
30th September, 2020 | Comment
Rishi Sunak, the clock is ticking to stop the mass closure of small incorporated business. Only you can provide the vital economic aid they need to survive.
29th September, 2020 | Comment
Worse than just 'irrelevant,' the chancellor’s package for UK contracting is condemned as 'ill-winded'.
28th September, 2020 | Contracting News
Getting back to work is the goal of most (even the government’s). This scheme looks like a punt that misses.
28th September, 2020 | Comment