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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

Umbrella company says it’s back to ‘business as usual,’ although questions remain over data protection.

The residual risk of IR35 just got real (for a bit) for two PSCs, confirming retrospective challenges are still a threat.

Rishi Sunak called to unblock the HMRC-contractor ‘impasse’ on disguised remuneration.

Despite strong demand potentially levelling off, starting pay is at a 24-year high, even before ‘one-off financial incentives’.

Neither inside nor outside means it’s time to consult a non-tool, to head off ‘horribly costly’ outcomes.

Ominous for October? Careless, interpreting SMEs and income tax-NICs have both been depriving the exchequer the most.

Back your boss not your two predecessors upon whose watch seven people died, LCAG advises new minister.

As a leading umbrella company is undone by hackers, at least a dozen other brollies are hit by 'attack of the clones.'

Not many advisers are in agreement about what the football referees’ status replay means for contractors.

Under a sort of drop-ball decision, PGMOL will restart at the FTT because judges committed fouls on Mutuality and Control.

Mid-sized clients exposed as treating off-payroll rules as a covid add-on, with most not tracking or tracing contractors for IR35.

Billings, shortages, and rates are still all but off the charts in the temp tech sector.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak accused of not understanding the tiny enterprises which the economy needs.

Umbrella contractors are the worst off, but the PM’s new 1.25% levy is set to sting almost all in UK contracting.

Prime minister lambasted by a former fund manager for an ‘ambiguous’ WFH stance.

The punishment for looting covid relief is expectantly harsh, yet dissolving is no escape.

Home Office acts on ‘feedback’ that physical checks have had their day, and commits to a ‘new digital solution.’

Answers demanded as HM Courts & Tribunal Service fluffs off-payroll legislation, taking the taxman’s haul to £135million.

The chancellor not choosing a date is signalling to advisers that his Red Book may be deferred until Spring 2022.

Agents and candidates agree they’ve never seen anything like it, as employers ‘scream out’ for talent.