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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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Second off-payroll inquiry session hears HMRC has a blind-spot, and government can’t join up facts.

Determinations like 'all caught,' 'all banned' (and the like) aren’t being made -- minister.

‘It’s tempting to think a new broom at HMT will sweep in change.’ But don’t, warn experts.

‘More concerning’ than the banks’ actions, is defence companies making do without ‘highly-skilled’ PSCs.

Loud off-payroll march gives even the ‘tin-earned Treasury’ no excuse to say it hasn’t been warned.

Off-payroll inquiry told that April’s reform should only ever be a ‘temporary sticking plaster.’

‘Third consecutive month of IT contractor demand getting deeper into negative territory warrants a delay.’

A confusing yet helpful Treasury tweak to ‘give businesses more time,’ makes any further delay look fanciful.

‘Go with the facts about how off-payroll reform has upended you, so forget ‘it isn’t fair’ rhetoric.’

As HMRC and HMT can’t rule a deferral out, contractors are called to get their written submissions in.

The former head of the National Audit Office is to be summoned over a review that’s left 40,000 contractors in the cold.

The investment firm is the latest to rate third-parties’ limited companies as too high-risk.

Taxman presses the launch button too early on more than 30 (draft) IR35 status manuals.

‘Lots’ of engagers are asking how to match their competitors so they too can operate PSCs outside IR35.

Only one word of difference in the minister’s secondary answer to two different probes about IR35 reform.

Permission isn’t needed to charge your PSC’s commercial customer for missing the ‘due date.’

30th January, 2020 | Money

A log of your good stuff is a great idea, but it’s best if it’s from a live, business setting.

30th January, 2020 | CV Guides

Blanketing in all but name? A pre-determined, role-based outcome is taking the gloss off the case-by-case treatment.

The initial drop-off in PSC numbers is projected to be significant, but so too is their resurgence.

Engagers will have 26 days between the final legislation and its launch to assess with certainty.