Search Magnifying Glass

iContract Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

London, Monday 5th February 2018: London based tech start-up iContract launches its crowd-funding campaign with the help of equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. Proceeds from the raise will go towards further product development of the pla...

The Definitive Guide to Self-Marketing

Don’t apply for another contract until you’ve watched this webinar!!Join us for an action packed live webinar all about developing ‘Brand You’ to promote yourself in your industry and attack the contract market. This session i...

Conservatives Could Win Support with IR35

With 2 million freelancers and contractors in the UK, the vote of the independent workforce has never been more influential than it is now. And as pressure mounts on the Government to finally show its commitment to the contracting communi...

Yours is No Disgrace

The recent Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) Report on HMRC’s performance in 2016/17 notes that HMRC believe almost half of the tax gap is attributable to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The tax gap is the shortfall between...

24 Months Rule – Travel Expenses

Q. I have a question about the 24 months rule. I am in a contract where the end client is a bank in Frankfurt / Germany. My company is based in the UK and I live in London, where I have a home office. I usually travel to Germany for 3-4 day...

Make it Loud and Clear

Use of the white space on the Self-Assessment tax return is recommended where there is uncertainty about the tax treatment of a transaction or source of income, so as to protect the taxpayer against penalties for errors. This will be part...

Setting your Day Rate – What’s Your True Value?

As Bitcoin proves on a daily basis, something is worth what someone will pay for it.  But, for any negotiation on price and value, you need a starting point founded in reality.  I’m writing this piece because our data shows that some fo...

To file or not to file

The filing date for submission of 2017 Self-Assessment tax returns is imminent, i.e. 31st January 2018, and there will be some company directors frantically starting to prepare their returns in time to meet the deadline. Is it however inc...

New Year, New Rules

With a New Year always comes change, whether it is a change in diet or a new contract. We already know that changes to IR35 will occur in the not-too-distant-future, as highlighted in the notes of the Autumn Budget 2017. A consultation do...

Computers No Substitute for Humans

A company had a late filing penalty quashed because the penalty notice had not been issued by a real person.In the recent First-Tier Tribunal case of Khan Properties Ltd v HMRC, the company was due to file its Corporation Tax...

The 2017 IR35 Round-Up

2017 has been an eventful year with regards to IR35. At a glance, confusion defined the lead up to April and public sector reform, chaos predictably arrived soon after and with the dust beginning to settle, heads have now turned towards pot...

The Definitive Guide to Contractor Marketing

Don’t apply for another contract until you’ve watched this webinar!Join us for an action packed live webinar all about developing ‘Brand You’ to promote yourself in your industry and attack the contract market. This session is...

The Third Man

The tax system only recognises two types of employment status, i.e. employee or self-employed, whereas employment law also tips its hat to a hybrid of these two, namely ‘worker’ status. ‘Worker’ entitles the individual to limited ...