Calls for a potentially ‘desperate’ taxman to offer PSCs an amnesty don’t get an answer, possibly as Status Determination Statements will come with a post-repeal ‘hangover.’
27th September, 2022 | IR35 News
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng stuns an elated contractor sector, by sensationally revoking the ‘tainted’ off- payroll working rules of 2017 and 2021.
23rd September, 2022 | Contracting News
Kwasi Kwarteng unveils his Growth Plan, with a big surprise -- the full scale 'repeal' of IR35 reform.
23rd September, 2022 | Comment
Following online claims about how his association serves contractors, CEO Chris Bryce responds with what he finds unprofessional, unfair, and unjust.
Agency bosses say the appetite for temporary techies is continuing, even if such contractors’ wants and needs are changing, and occasionally clashing.
22nd September, 2022 | Contracting News
To do you right, your agent should stop you joining the long line of brolly employees switching mid-contract for the wrong reason.
21st September, 2022 | Comment
In a sign all’s not well with HMRC’s new blacklist, two scheme directors say they object to their inclusion. And potentially, rightly so.
IR35 dominates a range of expectations for chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s first Budget this Friday.
20th September, 2022 | Contracting News
The Revenue’s new weapon in the fight against tax avoidance receives a mixed review.
20th September, 2022 | Money News
An MP inquiry finding numerous off-payroll failings looks ‘pointless’ because HMRC just keeps ‘dodging’ the issues.
15th September, 2022 | IR35 News
By claiming PSCs are 90% non-compliant and then making their clients liable, HMRC pulled off a master stroke. Chancellor Kwarteng must act.
15th September, 2022 | Comment
If the reports are right, contractors aren’t alone in not finding branding oneself easy. So, our new PM is already setting an example.
14th September, 2022 | Comment
The umbrella company accreditation body responds to calls to publish the terms of its new four-person disputes team.
13th September, 2022 | Contracting News
Organisations put on notice ahead of an influx of workers wanting to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
12th September, 2022 | Job News
Economic conditions worsening last month just as the covid bounce petered out, saw candidates, and clients, ‘play it safe.’
12th September, 2022 | Contracting News
Unprepared hirers. Too few IDSPs. And a Home Office-caused bottleneck. What 99% of us want still looks unfit for the digital age.
7th September, 2022 | Comment
Businesses in the supply chains of three insolvent promoters ‘should be exceptionally worried.’
7th September, 2022 | Money News
'Other emergencies' pressing the new PM renders as unlikely a robust or rapid off-payroll review.
6th September, 2022 | Contracting News
As recession looms, at least the type of IT contractor recruitment agent you need isn’t in doubt (assuming you like your back scratched).
6th September, 2022 | Comment
Lower property price tags in July is a 13-month first. But at just 0.1%, the drop is tiny.
5th September, 2022 | Money News
Technology recruiter Hays reveals what’s in store for IT contracting in the UK.
1st September, 2022 | Comment
Filing VAT returns online? Even using HMRC-friendly software? Neither makes you an official MTD customer.
1st September, 2022 | Money News
MPs identify September 14th or 21st as the day for ‘some very difficult financial decisions’ from the government and its new leader.
31st August, 2022 | Money News
The favourite for No 10 says she won’t ignore nine ‘tragic, appalling’ losses of life over a tax policy.
30th August, 2022 | Contracting News
Even the Bank of Auntie probably only gets visited occasionally (by PSCs trying to put down more on a property).
30th August, 2022 | Comment
A home loan insulated from inflation for half a century looks just the ticket. But is it a case of looks being deceiving?
26th August, 2022 | Comment
What looks ‘unsustainable’ for some employers is working out rather nicely for ‘workers of last resort.’
25th August, 2022 | Contracting News
The non-believers of a ‘worthwhile’ IR35 review are numerous, but gaining ground are those already itemising fixes for the ‘restrictive’ off-payroll rules.
24th August, 2022 | IR35 News
Forget Truss’s off-payroll review, a simple little admission could be all that’s needed to get contractors back to backing 'the party of business.'
24th August, 2022 | Comment
Taxman points out that only businesses pushing £22.8million in turnover are at risk of his £400 sanction.
23rd August, 2022 | Money News
Former Treasury chief secretary vows an off-payroll review if she becomes prime minister, much to IPSE’s delight.
22nd August, 2022 | IR35 News
'Victims' of the taxman’s MSC campaign must likely wait until 2023 for a court date.
19th August, 2022 | Managed Service Companies
A public sector IR35 mistake of a different kind is still an opportunity HMRC probably won’t miss.
17th August, 2022 | Comment
Following a string of controversial calls, the accreditation body brings in a quartet of industry heavy-hitters to have the last word.
16th August, 2022 | Contracting News
Jenner & Co is prepping a report on whether HMRC’s IR35 tool is fit for purpose. Your contribution is wanted.
15th August, 2022 | IR35 News
A 27-year high in inflation? Not grounds to panic (just yet), but likely a cause for action if you’re a limited company contractor with a mortgage.
11th August, 2022 | Comment
With still no Single Enforcement Body emerging, IWORK, Contractor Voice and JobsAware step into the void.
10th August, 2022 | Contracting News
Neither of the prime ministerial candidates, nor the chancellor, are addressing the HMRC policy that’s tragically taken nine lives.
9th August, 2022 | Contracting News
‘Hirers rightly hesitating over hiring plans’ brought IT contractor demand to a more ‘normal’ level in July.
8th August, 2022 | Contracting News
Hiring changes from the Home Office still contain a gap that urgently needs bridging.
8th August, 2022 | Comment
Contrary to the business department’s claims to justify its action, now would have been the perfect time to solve the UK’s status crisis.
5th August, 2022 | Comment
Do you want to be the football guru on ContractorUK and win a cash prize?
2nd August, 2022 | Comment
The business department is accused of deafening irony for using the effects of IR35 – ‘cost and uncertainty’ – to justify inaction.
2nd August, 2022 | Contracting News
Whitehall’s woes work wonders for late payers, as they keep reforms to fix the UK’s age-old problem off the table, somewhere in the long grass.
29th July, 2022 | Comment
Amid the soaring heat, Hays explores somewhere else that’s also hot for many: the IT contractor jobs market.
27th July, 2022 | Comment
Much of what’s needed to boost the UK’s flexible labour market is already on the shelf. But revoking IR35 will stay beyond reach.
25th July, 2022 | Comment
In a landmark ruling for the umbrella sector, it’s officially ‘out’ with the pro-rating holiday pay formula of 12.07%, and ‘in’ with the 5.6 weeks’ calculation.
22nd July, 2022 | Umbrella Company
A review of the whole loan charge debacle, plus resolution for those taxpayers still with us, is the least, decent thing, our next PM should do.
21st July, 2022 | Comment
In a heart-breaking development shattering a family, turning a lawyer speechless, and inspiring calls for chancellor Zahawi to intervene, another person has taken their own life over HMRC tax policy.
20th July, 2022 | Contracting News
Right and wrong doesn’t really exist on a platform seeing itself as social. But there is a sweet spot.
19th July, 2022 | Comment
Three more avoidance schemes to withdraw from if you’re a contractor get ‘named and shamed.’
18th July, 2022 | Contracting News
Off-payroll advisers urge limited company workers to take heed of the terms, because courts are shining a light on what’s stated in the written agreement.
18th July, 2022 | IR35 News
‘Unpredictability’ clouds the labour market, on the back of cost-fears and pent-up covid demand appearing to go in the opposite direction to skills shortages.
12th July, 2022 | Contracting News
A very different starting 11 (with no substitution to boot) is handed to the soccer pundit, to explain why HMRC rightly blew the whistle on his status.
11th July, 2022 | IR35 News
Hopeful, fearful, and even resigned to it not mattering. Other than being anti-Sunak, UK contracting is mixed about the top job being up for grabs.
11th July, 2022 | Contracting News
‘Proactive transparency’ can bring brollies out of the shadows, potentially even to lance the boil that keeps getting inflamed, often by looking only at the legal position.
8th July, 2022 | Comment
On the back of one-time IR35 critic Sajid Javid resigning, the Treasury boss who snubbed directors and imposed 2021’s off-payroll rules walks too, leaving Boris Johnson further in the lurch.
6th July, 2022 | Contracting News
Contractors, the FSCA, and actual victims of Best Employment Services say eight years banned isn’t punishment enough.
Accreditation body backtracks on banning brollies from pocketing accrued pay, in what's being described as an 'open-and-shut case of the tail wagging the dog.'
4th July, 2022 | Umbrella Company
But the optimism was only in the short-term, and before record-breaking inflation started to hurt.
1st July, 2022 | Contracting News
Experts can’t find any trace of ‘IFCP’ -- apparently the UK’s ‘most prominent professional membership association for contractor providers.’
29th June, 2022 | Contracting News
Running more than one remote contract at a time, on the sly, is a ruse with consequences we could all end up reaping.
28th June, 2022 | Comment
Despite liability resting with umbrella companies in cases like ESL’s, it’s not open-season for you with your contractor expenses.
27th June, 2022 | Comment
Excitement still surrounds HPVs, but the elitist universities’ list could put off the best, brightest, most exotic minds.
'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 | Umbrella Company
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 | Umbrella Company
Amid more imposter companies registering with Companies House to commit fraud, one victim fears the end isn’t even in sight.
10th May, 2022 | Umbrella Company
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
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