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Keeping the Wolffe from the door

Wealth advisor, Knight Wolffe, has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleading income trust advertising that uses HMRC’s logo.In the recently published Spotlight 40, ‘Income trust schemes:  misleading advertising’, HMRC label the ...

IR35 Contract Reviews

The simple answer is yes – a contract review can have a significant bearing. The contractual terms are one of the very first pieces of evidence which HMRC will request in an IR35 enquiry, and ensuring that you have an IR35 compliant contract in place which addresses the key I...

Corbyn critical of short-term contract engagers

Speaking at the recent Trade Union Congress, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the thousands of UK companies which engage workers on short-term contracts, arguing that temporary work is a “source of continuous worry and insecurity for millions of people”. He also state...

Contracts Stipulate 100% Liability for IR35

The recent changes to IR35 and employment status have resulted in the insertion of some new and sometimes odd contractual clauses.One of the latest changes which seems to be adopted by many agencies is a clause which states that a Personal Service Company (PSC) contractor m...

Contractors resilient amid recent IR35 changes and rumoured reform

As our sector gets to grips with public sector IR35 reform and anticipates the somewhat inevitable confirmation of private sector changes, you could forgive the UK’s 2million contractors for any pessimism they might voice surrounding their futures.Recent and potentially inc...

Serial wind-ups will pay dividends

In April 2016, legislation was introduced to counter the practice of opening and closing companies at regular intervals and to prevent shareholders of close companies from escaping an Income Tax charge on the final distribution of company assets. In the vast majority of one-man...

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 miles trip daily by road as I need my ca...

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 looking at contractual terms and the actual...

Government Projects start to suffer consequences of Public Sector IR35 Reform

It was not so much a matter of if, but when the changes to IR35 in the Public Sector (introduced in April 2016) would be felt by those Government bodies undertaking major projects and who previously engaged contractors by the droves, due to the flexibility and specialist skills...

Dressing up loans won’t work

HMRC is aware of claims to avoid the 2019 loan charge on disguised remuneration being made by promoters of tax avoidance schemes, and warns that these do not work. Last month the Revenue published Spotlight 39 to explain its rationale.Participants of tax avoidance schemes t...

Our Latest Contracting Vacancies in Glasgow

Enigma People Solutions is working on two brilliant, short-term contracting opportunities at the moment, with our clients based in Glasgow.Take a look below and find out if we have the role for you...Our innovative client is looking for an experienced Unity Developer to w...

Risk-based penalties to continue

HMRC has again reviewed the effectiveness of the risk-based approach to late filing PAYE penalties and have decided to continue this approach for the tax year beginning 6 April 2017.This means that late filing penalties will continue to be reviewed on a risk-assessed basis ...

From the Perspective of a Contractor – Q&A

Contractors play a very important role within the technology industry, especially within specialist sectors. The demand for contractors within the technology sector can be a good indicator of the health of ...