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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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Despite contractors of the two brollies getting fresh details, the big question for clients of SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams isn’t being answered.

The FCSA’s two other founder firms, potentially seen as ‘fat’ from IR35 reform like Giant, get hit by cybercriminals.

Festive season slowed growth for freelance techies, yet ‘short term cover’ requirements are next.

Professional freelancers’ faith in the economy, and themselves, nosedived just after the off-payroll rules hit.

Well wishes issued to IPSE’s former boss, and an alert: ‘Changing personnel will not remove FCSA’s challenges.’

Contractors specifically asked to respond to HM Treasury’s call on the brolly sector, even if it is overdue.

Latest department to bodge the taxman’s off-payroll rules takes his public sector windfall for IR35 non-compliance to a colossal £244million.

Home Office says all engagers can use Identification Document Validation Technology on April 6th and beyond.

Despite help from a Baroness, Lucy Frazer has to be corrected by HMRC and now, by contractor group IPSE.

Tweeted about her ‘tremendous’ knowledge-gap, the new minister appeared to the Lords as the personification of the taxman’s discredited evidence.

Lucy Frazer is to be grilled on off-payroll matters by Lords who are known to lament the loan charge.

Off-payroll advisers say the evidence couldn’t be clearer, or more abundant, given there’s eight months of it.

'Strong end to the year' for temporary techies, in terms of opportunities and rates -- REC.

The off-payroll probing peers make a beeline for ‘solutions,’ with CEST and SDP out in front.

Boris Johnson widens Omicron restrictions to include a policy many contractor sector businesses are operating already.

Sounding stuck on the phrase ‘too early,’ the taxman is told he’s not telling peers a full or realistic IR35 reform story.

Unexpectedly, HMT gives ContractorUK readers a chance to help shape the future of brolly regulation.

Recruiters relieved at now in-force covid rules omitting forced leave from workplaces.

The feedback form for the beta service looks likely to be mixed, as division over the risk-checker continues.

Sir Matthew Taylor’s successor is finally appointed, and it’s ‘someone with a real idea of what goes on.’