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Does the Pimlico Plumbers battle undermine IR35?

Q. Does the plumber's recent workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers undermine IR35 for contractors? The Supreme Court ruled that despite being self-employed, he was able to insist on workers rights. Could this open the floodgates f...

IR35: Right of Control

Q. In my current contract my team has moved to a different area within the same department. Previously there was a relaxed policy around working from home, but since we have moved the policy is taken very seriously and we have been informed...

Corporate Criminal Tax Offences

Q. My accountant has just sent me details of new Corporate Criminal Offences, which seems to imply I must check that my clients and suppliers are not tax evaders. Does this really apply to 1 man limited company contractors? What do I need t...

Am I caught by IR35?

Q. I currently am a freelancer / self employed. I carry out work for various individuals but have no set times when i do their work. They say 10 hours a week but i can do those 10 hours as and when i like. Assume i am okay with this? A. ...

Off Payroll Rules in the Public Sector

Q. My question is regarding the Off Payroll rules and their relationship to IR35 if contracting with a Public Sector organisation, as information I have seen on the web seems to be somewhat contradictory and does not clearly indicate if the...

Expense Receipts – Electronic and paper versions?

Q. If I have electronic versions of expense receipts do I still need to keep the paper versions as well? I have had different views on this and would really love to reduce the paper mountain! A. Thank you for your query RE: electronic re...

What level of indemnity do I need?

Q. I am a limited company with all insurances - public and private to £5m and employers to £10m. I contract through a third party and they say I need to carry the same levels as them. They are a big company (millions) I am a small company...

Do ‘off-payroll’ rules apply?

Q. I am a director of a company whose business is retail. It is a micro business. I am considering providing a consultancy service where I audit a service which is provided to the public. A company is interested in hiring me for this purpos...

Should I be concerned about IR35 changes in my profession?

Q. I’m an IT Project / Programme Manager contractor who is highly concerned about the IR35 changes the government are looking to make in the private sector. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about the proposed changes an...

What insurance do i need?

Q. I'm a limited company contractor. I'm the sole director and don't employ anybody. If I make a mistake and injure somebody can they claim off me? If so what insurance do i need? A. Broadly speaking the scenario you have described would...

Contractor Expenses – What can I claim?

Q. I have a simple small Limited company, and I am the sole Director. I take salary to NI Threshold, and the rest in dividends. Could you please advise on the current expenses situation, and what I should be doing regards P11D etc. I am com...

VAT and Corporation Tax Arrears

Q. I have worked as Limited Company for the past 10 years. My line of work hasn't been very profitable during the past 5 years. My business account is now empty. I have diagnosed with cancer 12 months ago and have received treatment. It is ...

Employment Status – Do I really need a contract?

Q. I am the sole employee and MD of a Limited Liability VAT registered Company which specialises in sales training and translation. I turn over around £60k a year. I perform associate work for two major training consultancies, have a small...