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Simon Moore

Simon writes impartial news and engaging features for the contractor industry, covering, IR35, the loan charge and general tax and legislation. He also edits and commissions viewpoint pieces and ‘how to’ guides from the industry’s leading experts.

He trained under NCTJ-approved journalism tutors before working in the newsrooms of leading consumer, local and national media titles.

He is the managing director of Moore News Ltd, whose clients include trade publications, digital start-ups and FTSE-listed recruiters.

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Peer accuses the Revenue’s top officer of being the disliked Biblical tax collector, notorious for washing his hands of a grave decision.

Judge signals taxpayer ignorance of tax law is definitely an excuse, where that ignorance came from the tax authority.

PM’s sympathy for loan charge contractors isn’t enough for 76 MPs pressing for 'fair resolution.'

The tech recruiter says a contractor hiring increase of 17% comes despite off-payroll 'concerns.'

The strange, ‘complex’ case of the contractor outside IR35, put inside IR35; who disagreed, only to rubbish a sub clause which a judge backed.

June saw more appetite for temporary techies than at any time in the last 23 years, but ‘unpredictability’ looms.

'Juicy fines' tipped to bite contractors’ agencies and umbrellas breaching April’s KID requirement.

The April rules have helped bring the UK’s supply chains to crisis point, says the RHA.

Experts say a genuine right to send another in your place still proves self-employment, albeit not in isolation.

‘Fractured’ situation hits agency temps, as tribunals are left to sort out who is owed what and who was a ‘worker’ when.

The sheer weight of CJRS interventions could be seized upon to keep denying directors help, fears Forgotten Ltd.

Even by the taxman’s own figures, Check Employment Status for Tax is still not fit for purpose -- advisers.

Taxman forced to reveal that at just a little over its halfway point, his IR35 tool swallowed a lot -- almost £2million.

The pandemic is sharpening the double-edged sword of work that can be done anywhere, ‘potentially cheaper’ and by the ‘equally skilled.’

The government postponing the return of physical checks for the second time bodes well for a 'permanent digital solution.'

Don’t let long wait times at the Revenue put you off – start today, says the LITRG.

Umbrella director gets off with a year’s disqualification for every month he channelled out an unsubstantiated £37million.

A Nationwide IT contractor who worked as a project manager falls short by 'fine margins.'

A Single Enforcement Body is welcomed, but not unreservedly and with qualms over when.

Not since May 1998 has appetite for technology skills on a temp basis been so 'huge.'