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Wind of Change Must Now Blow

Last year the Taylor Report – ‘Review of Modern Working Practices’, suggested a number of improvements to the employment status framework:

  • Government should replace its minimalistic approach to legislation with a cleare...

Restrictive Covenants – Can I work for ANY current client?

Q. I’m currently working for a large professional services firm and am considering setting up on my own and going contracting, focussing on similar role to those that I currently perform (project/programme/portfolio management, PMO etc.)....

Four ways HR tech can help small businesses stay compliant in 2018

As changes to employment law makes hiring and managing workers compliantly more challenging for SMEs, leading HR tech company, Qdos HR, has outlined four benef...

My agency hasn’t paid me, what can I do?

Q. My last contract ended 15-Jan however the agency hasn't paid the invoices since October last year. I had tried to contact them through emails and phone calls but there was no response. Thereafter, I contacted the customer with whom I was...

Upper Tribunal Confirm MSC Ruling

In 2016, the First Tier Tax Tribunal delivered a landmark ruling in the case of Christianuyi Ltd and others v HMRC, when it confirmed that five companies who were clients of Costelloe Business Service Ltd (CBS), the MSC provider ...

Latest IR35 Forum Minutes

The latest IR35 Forum minutes held on 11 December 2017 reveal that HMRC will likely be introducing IR35 reform into the private sector as soon as they possibly can, as there is an “immediate need to consider how best to tackle non-compl...

Mind Your Language

Nobody likes receiving a letter from HMRC but the tone of their letters can influence the way we react to the department. Research, carried out two years ago but only just published, was commissioned by HMRC as it sought to improve its in...

Government not concerned about Tax Avoidance when it comes to outsourcing

A recent debate in House of Commons shows that there are far bigger problems in terms of tax avoidance than personal service companies.  It has always been a bone of contention with IR35 that the legislation targets the smallest businesses...

Notice periods – what are my rights?

Q. I have worked with this client since June 2015. I signed an extension Sept 2016 to Sept 2018. The client terminated it today with 4 Weeks notice, what are my rights?A. Thank you for your enquiry regarding the upcoming termination of ...

Will the new Small Business Minister be given any power to tackle IR35?

Very recently, Andrew Griffiths was appointed the Government’s new Small Business Minister, and the man set the task of building an environment in which every small company in the UK can finally prosper.Given the UK’s small business...

Aliens stopped me filing my return!

As the 2017 Self-Assessment tax return deadline looms closer, HMRC have published a whimsical yet timely reminder to taxpayers to file their return by 31st January otherwise face a £100 penalty. Whilst the Revenue have said they will be ...

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...