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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

Furlough bonus, VAT cut and stamp duty holiday. Yet no respite from IR35 reform, or the reissuing of already discredited off-payroll statements.

Rishi Sunak delivers his covid-imposed plan for jobs, which excludes anything new on IR35.

Largest monthly rise in tech contract opportunities will be cheered, but comes with caveats.

Sympathies are being expressed. But its practicalities that contractors and their partners are being urged to focus on.

A voluntary settlement offer is among the options being looked at in wake of NC31’s no-vote.

Fifty MPs, a letter by the bereaved and a pledge of suicide all fails to stop the state in its tracks, in a ‘sad,’ ‘shameful’ night in the Commons.

You’ve had more than enough off-payroll prep time so, instead, lobby agencies and clients, PSCs told.

1st July, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

As the taxman gets armed with 100% penalties for CJRS abuse, experts fear a clawback ‘many years down the road.’

‘Confine the charge to taxpayers who knew the loan was taxable, but remove it if they declared to HMRC.’

Prime minister urged to intervene amid a ‘100% certainty’ of HMRC’s tax taking more human lives.

Treasury minister also says no need for businesses to adjust until next year, at odds with expert advice.

‘Focus MPs' minds on a Finance Bill amendment to delay the incoming, not suspend the existing.’

Government told it must end ‘significant financial hardship’ for coronavirus-hit limited companies.

A new 30-day notification period may help catch amounts or records which couldn’t keep track of CJRS’s 20-plus updates.

Virtual onboarding. Staff needing remote access. Platform patches. New e-gov portals. It all bodes well for IT contractors.

Minister whose stance mirrors HMT’s terms for Sir Amyas Morse is accused of mistaking ‘normal families’ for ‘political lobbyists.’

MPs warn of financial pain for those taking on covid-19, and taken in by the brolly sector’s unscrupulous.

First sign of green shoots springs up amid freezes; uncertainty and competition.

PM acknowledges payments to PSCs are ‘very very important’, but says little else.

Taxman lifts the covid-19 hold on investigations, despite only ‘a review’ in place for rejected furlough claims.