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The IR35 proposed changes: the mass walkouts of freelancers

With the Autumn Statement nearly upon us, many of us in the financial and recruitment sectors are considering what impact the proposed changes to the treatment of “off payroll” workers in the public sector may have on UK PLC.

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Non standard work arrangements: law changes & labour market

It’s been a while but we could now be seeing some good news for contractors. A new piece of terminology emerged over the last couple of weeks, relating to the changing way that people in the UK work: “Non standard work arrangements”.

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Self-Assessment Tax Return – It’s all about deadlines

Summer is nearly over, it’s now September and before we know it we will be looking forward to the Festive Season. But hang on, before we wish the year away, we need to remember a few things:

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Offshore Umbrella Companies aren’t compliant

Any payment model which has the words ‘tax avoidance’ associated with it, is one that should set the red flags waving furiously for any bona fide recruiter. Such is the extent of the problem that it is costing the Treasury some £100 million in lost earnings each year. So it comes as no surprise that the Government is now attempting to take a tough stance against such practices. But what does this crackdown mean to recruiters?

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Contractor taxation – time for a complete overhaul

With all the imminent changes to the way contractors are paid, it’s great to have a clear voice calling for legislation to be reviewed to benefit them.

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Contractor expenses continued

The forthcoming changes to travel and subsistence expenses for contractors is a topic that we have already talked about, but it’s so important for our industry that we want to further explain what is happening.

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Dividend tax changes

Every year, you are likely to receive dividend income from your limited company. You will normally pay dividend tax on your earnings, however from 6th April some changes will impact on how your company is taxed.

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Contractors – have your voice heard

Petition time

As you are probably now aware (as we have already written about this at length), the Government are pressing on with their intention to restrict tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses for temporary workers.

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Supervision, Direction and Control – the story continues

Straight from the horse’s mouth

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with the very people responsible for making decisions around the implementation of SDC at HMRC’s headquarters in a rainy London. I was accompanied by a number of umbrella company owners and directors representing All Umbrella Companies Are Equal (AUCAE).

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Financial Services for contractors

If you are a contractor or have recently taken the first steps into contracting or freelancing then you will realize that your finances might be a little more complicated than a permanent employee. You might be receiving income from your own limited company in the form of dividends or you may be working through an umbrella company where your income might change from week to week.

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