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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...

Limited company or umbrella company?

Q. I have just been given a three month contract on a daily rate of £350. As it may develop into a permanent role I am considering whether it is worth setting myself up as a limited company or just using an umbrella company. I will be incu...

Should I get paid for a mandatory notice period?

Q. I am currently in a contract (through an agency) until the end January 2018. The original contract was signed in February of this year for 6 months, and an extension was signed in late July early August for another 6 months , taking it u...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What is my notice period?

Q. I recently worked on a contract for about 12 months where I was led to believe that the notice period was 4 weeks to me and 4 weeks from me. It was stated in the offer, written on the contract itself, and also stated several times verbal...

Umbrella Rates

Q. Can agencies list only rates as Umbrella rates if the contract is inside IR35. 
Surely they must quote the overall rate and the contractor can choose which ever umbrella provider they like???
 Most NHS jobs are listed as 'umbrella ra...

Do I have to register for VAT?

Q: I started contracting a month ago after being made redundant from my PAYE position. Things are going quite smoothly, but my agency is now badgering me for my VAT certificate. I did not register for VAT because I read that you have to be ...

Should I close down my LTD Company?

Q. I currently don’t have a contract. I’ve just finished a job that lasted 18 months (initially a 6 month rolling contract) and I’m unsure whether I’m going to take on another contract this year. I have £20K within the company and ...

IR35 Expenses – Accommodation Costs

Q. My question relates to IR35 expenses. My permanent homes address is 150 miles away from my place of work. The only way I could maintain this contract is to go in on Monday and return home on Friday as otherwise I will have to make a 300 ...

High Profile Government Project

Q. There's a Business Intelligence role going in Peterborough for a 'high profile Government project'. The emails from the recruitment agency say it's outside IR35. That can't be correct can it?A. Without knowing the full details or loo...