COVID-19 News

Working as and when is welcomed, despite concern in the temp sector about co-funding furlough payments.

Contractor accounting veteran files 1,000 pages of paperwork to do battle with ‘Boris and his crew’ over covid shutdown.

Chancellor tipped to ask companies to fork out 20-30% of furlough pay pack.

‘Stay at home…’ versus ‘Go to work…’ is likened to playing Top Trumps, without the power ratings.

Sunak extends the CJRS to October, promises answers soon, and warns of PSCs paying from August.

Clarity from HMRC about CJRS contractor payments is criticised as ‘anything but.’

Amid covid-19, PSCs might hope 3-day weeks aren’t catching. Nonetheless, something pays better than nothing.

Inside IR35 contractors using limited companies are among those to get last-minute furlough scheme details.

‘A help to many contractors’ is unveiled but on pay, those using umbrellas will be unmoved.

Limited companies enjoying ‘breathing space’ from a taxman ‘prioritising’ coronavirus support.

Coronavirus can have an upside, but one client sticking to its IR35 guns has armed PSCs with rate support.

A new HMRC update still doesn’t address what ‘desperately’ needs clarifying, despite a letter to the chancellor.

Lowest index score for almost 11 years points to COVID-19 ‘pausing’ projects, spending and hiring.

Looking after its own: the state gives 80% rate reimbursement to coronavirus-hit PSCs and others.

Chancellor cheered for getting closer to what PSC contractors need, but the consensus is that more must be done.

Coronavirus aid for freelancers, PSCs and umbrella contractors looks like it needs to come with a health warning.

Online posting could invalidate your cash claim -- and land you with a fraud charge, PSCs warned.

Like officialdom, advisers to contractors are trying to break down the ‘complex’ CJRS.

Treasury confirms that CJRS will include PSC workers, but exclude their dividends.

Assessing if the CJRS covers you isn’t easy. The hard truth is that PSCs may fall through the cracks.

Lack of financial help for limited company contractors facing COVID-19 isn’t being ignored at Lloyds.

Practical, protective steps for ContractorUK readers to take to avoid contracting COVID-19.

What our niche staffing agency and our contractual partners are doing to combat the pandemic.