Fifty MPs, a letter by the bereaved and a pledge of suicide all fails to stop the state in its tracks, in a ‘sad,’ ‘shameful’ night in the Commons.
2nd July, 2020 | Contracting News
As the taxman gets armed with 100% penalties for CJRS abuse, experts fear a clawback ‘many years down the road.’
1st July, 2020 | Coronavirus News
‘Confine the charge to taxpayers who knew the loan was taxable, but remove it if they declared to HMRC.’
30th June, 2020 | Contracting News
The contractor workforce’s intentions were clear on covid’s eve. This pandemic looks set to cement them.
30th June, 2020 | Comment
More so than anyone else in this already fearful year of covid-19, Loan Charge contractors face a very real, immediate and dreaded choice.
26th June, 2020 | Comment
Your return to ‘normal’ poses risks that are anything but. The prepared will know their protection options.
25th June, 2020 | Comment
Prime minister urged to intervene amid a ‘100% certainty’ of HMRC’s tax taking more human lives.
24th June, 2020 | Contracting News
Treasury minister also says no need for businesses to adjust until next year, at odds with expert advice.
22nd June, 2020 | IR35 News
Reasonable care guidance plus a three-part SDS equals being off-payroll rules-ready.
22nd June, 2020 | Comment
To mark the now very much incoming off-payroll rules in the private sector, heed this advice for agencies and contractors -- APSCo.
19th June, 2020 | Comment
It’s intimidating and inequitable too. But with the April 2021 launch still scheduled, it’s also unlikely to change.
17th June, 2020 | Comment
The furlough scheme has stings in its tail for PSCs, but government must now take a hands-off approach and intervene elsewhere.
17th June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
‘Focus MPs' minds on a Finance Bill amendment to delay the incoming, not suspend the existing.’
16th June, 2020 | IR35 News
Government told it must end ‘significant financial hardship’ for coronavirus-hit limited companies.
16th June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
A new 30-day notification period may help catch amounts or records which couldn’t keep track of CJRS’s 20-plus updates.
15th June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
I’m not a lobbyist. I’m a daughter, sister and mother. And I’m a wife to a husband in despair at a draconian demand for money we never even had.
12th June, 2020 | Comment
Virtual onboarding. Staff needing remote access. Platform patches. New e-gov portals. It all bodes well for IT contractors.
11th June, 2020 | Contracting News
Six things that whoever writes your CV (other than you) can’t afford to miss, whether they charge or not.
10th June, 2020 | Comment
Minister whose stance mirrors HMT’s terms for Sir Amyas Morse is accused of mistaking ‘normal families’ for ‘political lobbyists.’
8th June, 2020 | Contracting News
MPs warn of financial pain for those taking on covid-19, and taken in by the brolly sector’s unscrupulous.
8th June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
First sign of green shoots springs up amid freezes; uncertainty and competition.
5th June, 2020 | Contracting News
PM acknowledges payments to PSCs are ‘very very important’, but says little else.
4th June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Taxman lifts the covid-19 hold on investigations, despite only ‘a review’ in place for rejected furlough claims.
3rd June, 2020 | Contracting News
Working as and when is welcomed, despite concern in the temp sector about co-funding furlough payments.
1st June, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Only today’s business hours left for contractors to speak up on the off-payroll rules.
1st June, 2020 | IR35 News
Verdict in favour of football referees puts the boot in to the Revenue’s IR35 testing tool.
27th May, 2020 | IR35 News
Contractor accounting veteran files 1,000 pages of paperwork to do battle with ‘Boris and his crew’ over covid shutdown.
27th May, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Chancellor tipped to ask companies to fork out 20-30% of furlough pay pack.
26th May, 2020 | Coronavirus News
To furlough or not to furlough? That’s the question troubling contractors, and brollies.
22nd May, 2020 | Comment
‘Get back to prepping for an April 2021 launch, because Norman’s intent is clear.’
21st May, 2020 | IR35 News
Tory MP loses his off-payroll rule deferral bid, to an ‘unconvinced,’ ‘tin-eared’ minister who ‘should know better.’
20th May, 2020 | IR35 News
Forget COVID, it’s actually IR35 that will cause PSCs severe (administrative) headaches.
20th May, 2020 | Comment
It’s had devastating effects, but coronavirus is now being beaten back by humans, and governments, being understanding.
19th May, 2020 | Comment
Just 24hrs to back ‘the only way’ to find an alternative to 2021’s ‘disastrous’ off-payroll rules.
18th May, 2020 | IR35 News
By not including the public sector, the IR35 resolution risks insulting covid-19’s ultimate risk-takers.
18th May, 2020 | Comment
‘Stay at home…’ versus ‘Go to work…’ is likened to playing Top Trumps, without the power ratings.
15th May, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Sunak extends the CJRS to October, promises answers soon, and warns of PSCs paying from August.
13th May, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Taxman showing his flexible side with a three-month break isn’t to be sniffed at.
12th May, 2020 | Comment
Clarity from HMRC about CJRS contractor payments is criticised as ‘anything but.’
11th May, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Never in its 22-year history has a gauge of IT contractor demand sank so far into the red.
11th May, 2020 | Contracting News
Freelancer Financials homes in on Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus help for householders. But as it’s from the chancellor, it’s not free.
7th May, 2020 | Comment
Off-payroll exposure adds to woe at the bank over terminations, a 'WfH' cap and fear of controlled hours.
6th May, 2020 | IR35 News
It’s a debt you’ve got to pay back. But for some contending with covid-19, the new BBL scheme will be a lifeline.
5th May, 2020 | Comment
Minister who batted away off-payroll inquiry now on the receiving end from five influential Conservatives.
4th May, 2020 | IR35 News
Simon Dolan to take the government to court over the UK's coronavirus shutdown.
1st May, 2020 | Contracting News
Treasury minister shrugs off scathing criticisms, accepting just one of the peers’ many recommendations.
30th April, 2020 | IR35 News
Pandemic isn’t cause to pause pressing disguised remuneration customers to pay what we say they owe, taxman signals.
29th April, 2020 | Contracting News
The peers' inquiry into the ‘flawed’ off-payroll rules hugely vindicates contractors, and massively slams tax officials.
27th April, 2020 | IR35 News
Get the bill passed quickly while not insulting ‘switched on’ peers? Seems like a no-brainer for the government.
24th April, 2020 | Comment
Despite one minister’s expected stock reply, unprecedented pressure to postpone reform (again) is mounting on the entire government.
23rd April, 2020 | IR35 News
Amid covid-19, PSCs might hope 3-day weeks aren’t catching. Nonetheless, something pays better than nothing.
22nd April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Inside IR35 contractors using limited companies are among those to get last-minute furlough scheme details.
20th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
‘A help to many contractors’ is unveiled but on pay, those using umbrellas will be unmoved.
17th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Limited companies enjoying ‘breathing space’ from a taxman ‘prioritising’ coronavirus support.
16th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Coronavirus can have an upside, but one client sticking to its IR35 guns has armed PSCs with rate support.
15th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
A new HMRC update still doesn’t address what ‘desperately’ needs clarifying, despite a letter to the chancellor.
14th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Lowest index score for almost 11 years points to COVID-19 ‘pausing’ projects, spending and hiring.
9th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Looking after its own: the state gives 80% rate reimbursement to coronavirus-hit PSCs and others.
7th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Chancellor cheered for getting closer to what PSC contractors need, but the consensus is that more must be done.
6th April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Coronavirus aid for freelancers, PSCs and umbrella contractors looks like it needs to come with a health warning.
1st April, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Online posting could invalidate your cash claim -- and land you with a fraud charge, PSCs warned.
31st March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Like officialdom, advisers to contractors are trying to break down the ‘complex’ CJRS.
30th March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
It’s too long a way back for many engagers so, perversely, it’s the unprepared who are now unburdened.
27th March, 2020 | Comment
Treasury confirms that CJRS will include PSC workers, but exclude their dividends.
27th March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Nominations open to suppliers supporting contractors after a turbulent year, with everything from COVID-19 to IR35 reform.
26th March, 2020 | Contracting News
Assessing if the CJRS covers you isn’t easy. The hard truth is that PSCs may fall through the cracks.
24th March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Lack of financial help for limited company contractors facing COVID-19 isn’t being ignored at Lloyds.
23rd March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
It’s tempting to take the path of least taxation. But contractors have been here before.
23rd March, 2020 | Comment
Practical, protective steps for ContractorUK readers to take to avoid contracting COVID-19.
20th March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
Amid a sense of ‘be careful what you wish for,’ practical concerns for PSCs (and their clients) now pervade.
19th March, 2020 | IR35 News
Facing an eventual take-home dent of 40%, it’s reasonable for off-payroll ‘Ltd’ contractors to not limit their options.
19th March, 2020 | Contracting News
The off-payroll rules are sensationally shelved until April 2021, in a huge victory for the contractor sector.
18th March, 2020 | IR35 News
Peers fume to tax officials that it’s ‘perverse’ not to defer off-payroll changes amid a 'catastrophic' pandemic.
17th March, 2020 | IR35 News
What our niche staffing agency and our contractual partners are doing to combat the pandemic.
17th March, 2020 | Coronavirus News
It doesn’t have to be ‘umbrellas or perish,’ assuming that us PSC-dependent providers take actions.
16th March, 2020 | Comment
Sunak’s ‘contractor-friendly’ ER policy is balanced against the 'chaos, insult and decimation' of his off-payroll rules proceeding.
11th March, 2020 | Contracting News
Coronavirus dominates the ‘Getting it done’ Budget, under which ER reduces and IR35 reforms from April.
11th March, 2020 | Comment
All but certain that ‘inexperienced’ Rishi Sunak will remove ER; forge ahead with IR35 reform.
For PSCs who have to navigate it, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget will probably be a traffic light.
10th March, 2020 | Comment
Blanket assessed or banned? A new contractor campaign force is calling you to join the fight back today.
9th March, 2020 | Contracting News
An overshadowed IR35 rule revision is paradoxically both ‘sensible’ and suggestive of non-compliance.
9th March, 2020 | IR35 News
Four decades of freelancing, for at least seven different clients, undone by IR35’s trinity.
5th March, 2020 | IR35 News
HMT shut out its own independent adviser from having a say on changes to the ‘horrifying’ off-payroll rules.
3rd March, 2020 | IR35 News
Peers cross out their questions, concerns and recommendations on timing, due to the government going ahead.
2nd March, 2020 | IR35 News
The Treasury’s ‘light-touch’ off-payroll pledge is getting a heavy amount of scrutiny.
2nd March, 2020 | Contracting News
New legal duty on clients to state if they’re exempt is the biggest win for agencies and PSCs.
27th February, 2020 | IR35 News
Delays, dissent and dicky-birds. An advisory says it all looks hugely haphazard on the taxman’s part.
The deadline to give peers your take on the off-payroll rules is imminent. Act now.
25th February, 2020 | Comment
Peers ask for off-payroll rule price tags which (unlike HMRC’s) won’t fade under scrutiny.
25th February, 2020 | IR35 News
New Treasury boss fails to impress with talk of off-payroll ‘improvements’ and a ‘not heavy-handed’ HMRC.
24th February, 2020 | IR35 News
Are we all ready for the new IR35? Not according to HMRC’s straw poll on its latest webinar.
24th February, 2020 | Comment
Paul wrote a short song and made a video all about IR35 reform.
21st February, 2020 | Contracting News
‘Forget any soft landing, it’s enforcement action as necessary; prepared or not.’
20th February, 2020 | Comment
Second off-payroll inquiry session hears HMRC has a blind-spot, and government can’t join up facts.
20th February, 2020 | IR35 News
It’s up to contractor-taxpayers to take ‘reasonable care,’ as blaming your accountant for being late won’t wash.
18th February, 2020 | Comment
Determinations like 'all caught,' 'all banned' (and the like) aren’t being made -- minister.
17th February, 2020 | Contracting News
‘It’s tempting to think a new broom at HMT will sweep in change.’ But don’t, warn experts.
14th February, 2020 | IR35 News
‘More concerning’ than the banks’ actions, is defence companies making do without ‘highly-skilled’ PSCs.
13th February, 2020 | Contracting News
Loud off-payroll march gives even the ‘tin-earned Treasury’ no excuse to say it hasn’t been warned.
Off-payroll inquiry told that April’s reform should only ever be a ‘temporary sticking plaster.’
12th February, 2020 | IR35 News