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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.

Author Content

Not being part of a team is good for your status; and even better for your demons.

‘It’s Revenue customers, not the Revenue, who’s behind tax not being collected 20 years ago.’

‘Loan-busting’ scheme promoters get picked up. Questioned. And released.

Chancellor asked if he’ll do the ‘extraordinary’ -- finally listen and act.

Pop-ups, signposts and plainer English among a number of tweaks to the tool.

A history of cash collection portals can bring out the blushes nearly as much as X-rated visits.

Jokes over a 1p tax bill have a serious side, including irate contractors and potentially lost business.

A local sponsor, not an umbrella, is what an offshore account holder needs to find.

16th May, 2019 | Contracting Overseas

Europe’s 8th smallest nation punches well above its weight, making it a big contender for contractors.

15th May, 2019 | Contracting Overseas

Placing HMRC higher up the payment pecking order in insolvency is premature and poorly timed.

What the third-party does will be the key; unlocking much more is difficult if not impossible.

14th May, 2019 | IR35

Chancellor told to consider if his ‘misleading’ comments need amending or clarifying.

LCAG disputes IOPC finding ‘no evidence’ Revenue saw customer as a threat to themselves.

The key takeaways from the last HMRC-industry session before the IR35 reform plan hit.

13th May, 2019 | IR35

Temp billings ‘bounce back’ on the back of Brexit concerns, but only very faintly in IT.

What chance for you and your client next year if even a big bank is struggling with IR35 reform now?

New IR35 Forum minutes show HMRC knows about trying to insert parties (and clauses) to nullify 2020’s reform.

Fears of a whitewash as taxman gets told that he alone can decide his appropriateness.

New hoops for directors to jump through, thanks to the 175-year-old register digitalising.

Only 20 days to go to oppose old tax debts falling due much sooner.