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Is ‘off-payroll’ for all inevitable?

Despite the strong rumours that the Autumn Budget would herald the extension of the ‘off-payroll’ rules to the private sector, rather than making a firm announcement that this would happen, the government has instead made a veiled pro...

More Debate in House of Commons Over Tax Avoidance and Evasion

A further debate took place in the House of Commons on 14th November.  This time the debate was regarding the leaked Paradise Papers which uncovered tax avoidance on a rather grand scale. It named some of the UK’s most high-profile ind...

Have you considered Direct Contracting?

Freelance contracting has traditionally operated as a three-way model with a recruitment agency sitting between the client organisation and the contractor. Increasingly, though, this model is being questioned by enlightened parties from bo...

Employment Status and Statutory Rights

Employment status has a big effect on companies especially when it comes to statutory rights.Considering the gig economy, which is growing rapidly, two companies have dominated the news in recent weeks for this reason – Uber and Del...

Does IR35 apply?

Q. I am employed almost full time in the NHS but would like to undertake some clinical for a small private company who do not do PAYE. I will have a contract (of sorts) from them, but they do not do PAYE and I am unsure as to how I will pay...

VAT’s The Way To Do It

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recently published its first report on VAT, titled, 'Value added tax: route to simplification'. It represents the first wide-ranging simplification review of the VAT system conducted in the UK and co...

Sitting For Too Long at Work?

Are you currently sitting down whilst reading this? Or have you been to work all day and have been sat down at your desk? If you have, you won’t be pleased to hear what we are about to tell you…Recent studies have revealed that si...

Can I claim back my mileage, subsistence and hotel costs?

Q. I have been contracting for a number of years but am now taking on a role which puts me on the payroll of the company I am working for. Under my contract with them (6 months) all expenses are my own responsibility and this role is classe...

What about the big guns?

A fortnight in which the Treasury dropped their biggest hint yet that IR35 reform will be extended to the private sector, UK freelancer and contractors have called on the Government to apply greater pressure on big businesses suspected of...

Company Confirmation Statement

Q: What is, and how do I file my company’s confirmation statement?A: A Confirmation Statement is a declaration of company secretarial details such as current directors/secretaries, statement of capital, and share types. A Confirmation...

November’s Budget is the Time to Address IR35 Rumours

The fast approaching Autumn Budget on 22nd November presents the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, with a timely opportunity to clarify the much debated and speculated future of IR35 in the private sector.The pressure on Mr Hammond to addres...

Umbrella Deductions

Q. A company listed a job at £400 a day but claim it is inside IR35 ...all agencies are now listing the 'umbrella rate ' for this at £250 to £275.My question is how can the agencies deduct £150 to £125 from the original rate to inc...

Get Real Over Loan Charge

Finance Bill 2017 proposes to introduce new charges on outstanding loans from disguised remuneration (DR) schemes. These charges apply to the total amount of DR loans made to employees and traders after 5th April 1999 and that are outstan...