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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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'Highly technical' court verdict against ESL makes its boss decide to bring his role with the umbrella compliance body to a close.

Posing as a contractor umbrella company, a promoter with ‘chutzpah’ joins the taxman’s blacklist.

Lawyers, tax experts and accountants asked to give the ‘straight answers’ that the Treasury and taxman won’t.

Disqualified for eight years, not a lifetime, experts say the director of Best Employment Services ‘got off lightly.’

Soaring costs for organisations shone a favourable light last month on non-permanent hires.

Objections to Reg 80 determinations hit the Revenue, which can’t fix any ‘timeline’ for when it will respond to a single appeal.

‘Token gestures.’ ‘Forced bribes.’ Before the PM announces even a single measure, contractors aren’t biting.

The effects of Disguised Remuneration on ‘family formation, stability and breakdown’ have been the total opposite to what the taxman said they would be.

APSCo says a trio of routes for techies from abroad can’t be depended on to fill the short to medium term skills gap.

The Public Accounts Committee’s findings are cause to worry for companies, taxpayers and our economy, experts warn.

Lenders starting to test borrowers’ exposure to the cost of living crisis means lock-ins will take longer to put in place.

Some in the contractor sector admit to nursing a ‘few headaches’ – even before the four-day bank holiday weekend started.

A ‘not doing enough’ taxman is told to stop ‘fiddling’ and find fixes for the ‘structural problems’ in his ‘poorly implemented’ off-payroll rules.

Issuing an ultimatum to walk works wonders for a contractor given umbrellas she didn’t want to use.

Contractor hiring body APSCo asks Rishi Sunak to probe an unfairness at best; an abuse at worst.

The government patting itself on the back on IR35 isn’t what’s irking contractors' fatigued advisers, who want ‘less talk more action.’

Pay premiums persist, even if demand for temporary techies was way ‘off its peak’ in April.

With the government excluding an employment bill amid ‘rife’ non-compliance, it’s left to Margaret Beels to do what ministers ‘unsurprisingly’ are shirking.

Amid more imposter companies registering with Companies House to commit fraud, one victim fears the end isn’t even in sight.

While advisers bicker about a bloody nose or not for the taxman, one limited company director must prepare to have her status picked apart for the fourth time.