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Five Tips: IR35 Private Sector Reform 

The rollout of the IR35 private sector reform has been given the green light to commence in April 2020. The news, announced in July, will see off-payroll rules extended to large and medium-sized businesses in the private sector. So what sho...

How To Claim Expenses And What You Should Be Claiming For

Your tax return can feel like enough of a burden on your time without the “optional extras” such as deciding which expenses you can claim. I’ve created this article revealing the potential value of your tax return to help sole trad...

Contractors Make Stand Against IR35 Ultimatum

What would you do if, as a limited company contractor working outside IR35 in the private sector, next April you were faced with an ultimatum to either become a permanent employee or operate through an umbrella company? After reports t...

3 Ways to Prepare for a MTD VAT Return

Around 1.2 million businesses impacted by Making Tax Digital are soon due to file their first quarterly VAT return. According to HMRC, businesses who plan to pay by direct debit have to register by the 27th July - despite many still fe...

IR35 Draft Legislation Release

Last week we saw the draft legislation for the off-payroll working rules which are to be extended into the private sector as of 6th April 2020. As expected for the reform in the private sector, the rules mirror those already in force i...

Preparing for IR35 Changes

On 11 July 2019 HMRC published the tax rules that will apply to off-payroll working between contractors and their medium-sized and large organisation clients in the private sector from 6 April 2020. These rules which are often referred to...

Ultimatums in response to IR35 reform must be avoided

Private sector companies that fail to offer contractors the opportunity to continue operating outside the IR35 legislation when reform is introduced next April will lose out on the skills and flexibility of these workers, exclusive research...

The History of IR35

Prior to the inception of IR35 back in 2000, workers who owned their own limited companies were able to receive payments from their clients to use as revenue, like any other small business would. The profits could then be paid as dividend...

Contractor market urged to prepare for IR35

More than two thirds (67 per cent) of freelancers in the UK are unaware of the impending changes to IR35, according to new research released today.

  • New research reveals more than two thirds of freelancers are unaware of impen...

Help Contractor Weekly champion independent working

As contractors, recruiters and medium and large private sector businesses gear up for the arrival of IR35 reform next year, independent workers have not been slow to voice their concerns about the incoming changes. But as media coverage of ...

Preparing for IR35 Changes in April 2020

These firms are essentially a legal hub with a minimal bricks and mortar presence supporting a central admin and IT staff and they operate using a bank of consultant lawyers operating through their own individual personal service compan...

IR35 – Clients and Recruiters Must Act

New research released by QAccounting partner, Qdos Contractor, strengthens the argument that the private sector must begin preparing for next April’s IR35 reform now if it is to be capable of successfully managing incoming changes to th...

Going Freelance If You ‘Want To Make It’

Self-employment has grown dramatically in recent years. The number of self-employed workers was as many as 4.8 million in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In fact, it’s now predicted that they make up at leas...

The Myth of the 24 Month Rule

The “24 month rule” is often a cause of confusion within the contracting industry. Many contractors can misinterpret this as a restriction upon the length of an engagement, however this is simply not the case. The 24 month rule relat...

IR35 Reform – Mistakes to Avoid

A sea change in the contracting world will hit the private sector next April. Under new rules for administering the IR35 legislation, medium and large businesses in the private sector must take responsibility for setting the tax status of...

HMRC suggest MOO to be included in CEST

The latest IR35 Forum was held on 28th February this year with the minutes having recently been released. The purpose of the IR35 Forum is toadvise on the administration of IR35 policy in practice. Meetings should be “constructive, ...