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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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‘Miracle workers’ advise the ‘silly monkeys’ how much they’ll owe HMRC if they don’t swing into action before Tuesday.

Sky Sports rugby commentator (not presenter), kicks HMRC’s £695,000 claim of disguised employment into touch.

Individuals and companies are paying the price for an under-resourced taxman, who simply switches off when things get too busy.

Government accused of gross negligence by 'wilfully ignoring’ risk-to-life alerts while trying to prioritise justifying an ‘immoral policy.’

Big fear of the 12 months to come is IR35, indicating that with the rules introduced almost two years ago, it’s not a case of 'the devil you know.'

An administration that has ‘wholly failed to address issues plaguing the contract workforce,’ narrowly gets the benefit of the doubt from experts.

Treasury minister’s suggestion that the two IR35 reform U-turns were a cost-free exercise is deemed unreliable.

Contractors’ accountants believe the government is right to delay MTD ITSA until 2026, but they say quite a few wrongs remain.

Government called to spell out what it will do with umbrellas, if it won’t regulate them via the SEB.

Delays on pre-Christmas hires makes January ‘the big test,’ but growth in IT contractor demand is already on the up again.

A technically lawful supply of labour (for now anyway) ‘would only prolong and inflame tensions’ on trains, in the NHS, and at schools.

Taxman’s short-term impact report on the off-payroll rules receives short shrift from advisers to contractors.

Thirty days never felt so tight -- to pay up within, or get advice and lodge an appeal by.

The FCSA, Professional Passport, Parasol, SAW Consulting and Clarity Umbrella do some crystal ball gazing for ContractorUK readers.

13th December, 2022 | Umbrella Companies

A list of all contractors’ names, statuses, ‘job titles’ and any SDS alterations, are being sought by the taxman.

New platform. Better user experience. Integrated guidance. But when?

‘Not yet a major slowdown’ warns the REC, even if demand for full-time techies is already in negative territory.

The dust settling on the chancellor’s Green Book is far from pacifying its many critics, including two political IR35 heavyweights.

Concern raised for NHS workers and other ‘average earners’ who used CML, given that HMRC tends to chase individuals, not brollies.

Advisers say a ‘humiliating’ final settlement for the food department that fudged contractor status should ‘mortify’ the taxman and Treasury.

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