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IR35 – Are agencies and the public sector prepared?

With only a week before the IR35 changes in the public sector are live, there is still widespread concern in the contracting industry. The final legislation has now been published, which most notably features greater accountability on public sector bodies for determining the IR...

What is the Construction Industry Scheme?

For those working in the construction industry, including builders, electricians, and painter/decorators, CIS is a tax scheme designed by HMRC to minimise tax evasion within the industry.

The construction industry scheme (CIS) is a set of rules th...

Off-payroll working changes – Paying yourself through your company

Q. I'm currently operating a PSC as a limited company with a contract outside IR35. If my next contract post April 6th is inside IR35, the agency would deduct Tax/NI and pay a deemed salary into my business. How do I actually take that money out of the business? Wou...

How does IR35 affect me financially?

Q. I work in the public sector with a day rate for £260 per day. I have been told today that my contract due for renewal 01/04/2017 would be subject to IR35.

I personally do not believe I am subject to this, that is another conversation, my quest...

The impact of being diagnosed with a critical illness

In this week’s article, we’ll be looking at the impact of being diagnosed with a critical illness

John, a 40 year old IT Contractor, was recently diagnosed with an aggressive type of prostate cancer.  It was only found by chance after attendi...

Hammond Withdraws NIC Hike

Just one week after it was announced in the Budget on the 8th March, Phillip Hammond has been embarrassingly forced to withdraw the planned increase in Class 4 National Insurance Contributions.To the relief of the self-employed workforce, Hammond was forced to make the announ...

Public Sector Changes – Joining the Payroll

Q. This week I have been bombarded with emails and letters from the various agencies that I work with. Although I am Director of a limited company which works within the Public and Private sector I offer Teaching and Tuition services. The company employs an accountant who does a ...

Are you open to cyber attack?

IT Cyber Security is no longer just a headache for big companies. More and more, IT experts are recommending that small businesses and independent contractors have a plan in place to secure their existing systems and data, protect their clients and keep their busine...

FREE LinkedIn Webinar

Did you know that, when used correctly, your LinkedIn profile is just as effective as your CV for finding new contract roles? LinkedIn now has 470 million members, and 85% of potential clients or hiring managers will check out your LinkedIn profile when making the...

Off-Payroll – The Nitty, Gritty

HMRC has recently published guidance for agents regarding off-payroll working in the public sector, but contractors will find this equally useful.

The guidance confirms that because the fee payer (likely to be the agency) has a liability to ...

Outsourced Services Outside Off-Payroll

Recent guidance published by HMRC, titled ‘Off-payroll working in the public sector:  scope of the reform and prepa...

Public Sector Guidelines – Employee or Contractor?

Q. With the advent of the new IR35 rules I have been told as a central government contractor that I now have to work through an umbrella company rather than my current limited company. My contract is managed by not one but 2 agencies. One is Capita and the other age...

Public Sector Role – Outside of IR35?

Q. I've been approached by a recruiter for a public sector contract role, which I've been told is 'outside IR35'. Given the change in off payroll rules I queried this and was told a consultancy is being paid by the public sector client to do the work and the consult...