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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

Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.

Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.

The digital system works, government told, so reverting to physical checks with covid still lingering is ‘nonsensical.’

Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.

Chatting is recommended to help keep the weight of formal disagreements to a mere ‘deluge.’

Taxman takes on board two errors he made, but is warned: ‘I shall keep nit-picking.’

Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.

ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.

Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.

A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.

Agencies have had to ‘pick their battles’ to succeed in preparing end-users for Tuesday’s ‘big difference’ – SThree.

Ominous warning implies that 25 errors in a single Revenue webinar could be just the tip of the iceberg.

The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.

Top adviser to contractors sullied by the Revenue, for taking too much ‘reasonable care’ in his assessment of official advice to agencies.

An admired financial heavyweight will be the first to hit late payers with beefed-up powers.

Umbrella companies and other firms issue new advice about contracting overseas.

Off-payroll workers on cusp of a possible sea change, as blanketing and banning starts getting reviewed and reversed.

It’s better than expected, but a corporation tax change costing £50m is racking up more critics.

The defenders of PSCs from covid will turn their efforts from blanket support, to 'pockets of support.'

Limited companies’ negative but improving confidence will be all but wiped out if off-payroll rules proceed, warns IPSE.