As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs. But you can 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
The chancellor not choosing a date is signalling to advisers that his Red Book may be deferred until Spring 2022.
19th August, 2021 | Contracting News
Agents and candidates agree they’ve never seen anything like it, as employers ‘scream out’ for talent.
19th August, 2021 | Job News
The Labour leader takes the initiative by committing to have his shadow Treasury ministers scrutinise the much-disliked HMRC policy.
17th August, 2021 | Contracting News
The contractor-friendly lender has outdone itself with the lowest, LOWEST mortgage rate -- ever.
17th August, 2021 | Comment
The taxman, the ultimate setter of deadlines, embarrassingly misses the cut-off to overturn a tribunal’s outside IR35 judgment.
16th August, 2021 | IR35 News
Statement of Works users on official alert to ‘make sure you’re applying the rules correctly.’
15th August, 2021 | IR35 News
Despite officials starting to realise that tech is smarter, a digital system is unlikely to be ready by September 1st.
13th August, 2021 | Comment
More of the same, some of the new and a fair dose of ‘we told you so?’ It’s all part of today’s ‘pick and choose’ IT contractor jobs market.
12th August, 2021 | Comment
Home Office signals digital concession has had its time, ahead of an online demo by 50 disagreeing employers.
10th August, 2021 | Job News
Agency bosses: It’s not all about rates, but the pay picture for contractors has definitely now changed.
9th August, 2021 | Contracting News
Some Olympic-style results are emerging from HMRC’s off-payroll game – but the public sector won’t win any medals for IR35 compliance.
7th August, 2021 | Comment
An influential Tory backbench committee chair adds his name to a new cross-party plea to quash the loan charge.
5th August, 2021 | Contracting News
Contractor umbrella companies say the union has got it wrong, again, although all agree ‘bad apples’ must be weeded out.
It’s nice to think lenders are watching the courts for direction on their customers’ status. Shame they aren’t.
4th August, 2021 | Comment
Five fouls contractors would be wise to avoid committing, to up their game and keep agents on side.
30th July, 2021 | Comment
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