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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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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.’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng stuns an elated contractor sector, by sensationally revoking the ‘tainted’ off- payroll working rules of 2017 and 2021.

Agency bosses say the appetite for temporary techies is continuing, even if such contractors’ wants and needs are changing, and occasionally clashing.

IR35 dominates a range of expectations for chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s first Budget this Friday.

The Revenue’s new weapon in the fight against tax avoidance receives a mixed review.

An MP inquiry finding numerous off-payroll failings looks ‘pointless’ because HMRC just keeps ‘dodging’ the issues.

The umbrella company accreditation body responds to calls to publish the terms of its new four-person disputes team.

Organisations put on notice ahead of an influx of workers wanting to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Economic conditions worsening last month just as the covid bounce petered out, saw candidates, and clients, ‘play it safe.’

Businesses in the supply chains of three insolvent promoters ‘should be exceptionally worried.’

'Other emergencies' pressing the new PM renders as unlikely a robust or rapid off-payroll review.

Lower property price tags in July is a 13-month first. But at just 0.1%, the drop is tiny.

Filing VAT returns online? Even using HMRC-friendly software? Neither makes you an official MTD customer.

MPs identify September 14th or 21st as the day for ‘some very difficult financial decisions’ from the government and its new leader.

The favourite for No 10 says she won’t ignore nine ‘tragic, appalling’ losses of life over a tax policy.

What looks ‘unsustainable’ for some employers is working out rather nicely for ‘workers of last resort.’

The non-believers of a ‘worthwhile’ IR35 review are numerous, but gaining ground are those already itemising fixes for the ‘restrictive’ off-payroll rules.

Taxman points out that only businesses pushing £22.8million in turnover are at risk of his £400 sanction.

Former Treasury chief secretary vows an off-payroll review if she becomes prime minister, much to IPSE’s delight.

Following a string of controversial calls, the accreditation body brings in a quartet of industry heavy-hitters to have the last word.

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