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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...

What insurance does my Limited Company need?

Q. What kind on insurance cover will I need as a contract BIM Technician running a one man Limited Company with a turnover of 50K? A. As a BIM technician, you are likely to visit client sites and interact with their engineering teams, as...

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.)....

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...

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 ...

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...