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Brexit for Software Consultants

Q. In the event of Brexit happening (both May's deal and no-deal), what will the impact be on supplying software consultancy/dev services to clients in the EU compared to now? A. Brexit has created uncertainty for contractors in the Unit...

IT professionals revealed as the most in-demand workers last year

IT professionals were the most sought after workers in 2018, with new insight showing that the demand for these individuals increased by 28% year-on-year. The recruitment body behind the research, APSCo, that partnered on the project wit...

Preparing for the unexpected

No matter how much you plan, life can take you by surprise. This year and next there are many changes coming to contractors which may be hard to prepare for. For example, though it was initially disregarded, there is a possibility we cou...

Tradespeople Take Legal Action

Court cases and high solicitor fees make legal expenses insurance a precaution worth taking for tradespeople. No self-employed tradesperson sets out in business thinking they will end up in court to defend their interests. But it happe...

The Independent Group: a breath of fresh air for contractors?

A lot can happen in a week or two, particularly when it comes to UK politics. Even with Brexit uncertainty continuing to dominate the headlines, there was still time for political mutiny on both sides of the fence, as eleven MPs in total qu...

Brexit Consequences for Tradesmen

Assessing the potential impact of Brexit for self-employed tradesmen and tradeswomen. The construction industry is in the front line of sectors directly affected by the mounting uncertainty over Brexit. And as an industry with...

#STOPtheLoanCharge – Save Lives!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 27th February 2019, individuals and families are travelling to London to take the message to the Prime Minister that the Government’s draconian Loan Charge will destroy the lives of thousands of families unless the ...

Best Cities for Tradespeople

According to new research by bathroom hardware provider Sanctuary Bathrooms. The new ranking analysed the average wages of plumbers, electricians, joiners, and painter decorators, alongside cost of living data, university Building course ra...

HMRC Loses £100k IR35 Enquiry

With many of us looking ahead to what HMRC has in store for the roll-out of private sector IR35 reform next year, you could be forgiven for not noticing the current behaviour of the taxman. But it was again brought into sharp focus this m...

HMRC Webinar – Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge

This webinar is designed for agents who have clients who don’t settle their disguised remuneration use, and would like to know more about what will happen when the loan charge comes into effect. The webinar will cover the reporting r...

Are you paying too much for Life Insurance?

When it comes to insuring our cars or homes, we all look for the best cover at the best price. So why is it that we don’t think twice when it comes to our Life insurance policy. If you’re a director or an owner of a limited company, you...

Disguised Remuneration Schemes – Registering for Settlement

Q. I am affected by the loan charge & recently came across the fact that any information pertaining to contract loans had to be submitted by Sept 2018. I have since contacted the HMRC and I am will be providing them with details of my c...

Outside IR35 Opportunities

Contractors continue to voice concerns about whether private sector companies will be ready for the introduction of IR35 reform next year, with the majority of these workers wondering if they will be able to operate outside the legislatio...

Loan Charge – Settlement Agreement

Q. Good day I am affected by the loan charge & recently came across the fact that any information pertaining to contract loans had to be submitted by Sept 2018. I have since contacted the HMRC and I am will be providing them with detail...

Will contracting continue to grow after IR35 reform?

After it was confirmed by the Government that IR35 reform will be introduced to the private sector in April 2020, much has been made about what the future of contracting will look like. There are people and businesses that believe indepe...

Making Tax Digital for VAT: What do HMRC’s updates mean for you?

Making Tax Digital is the government’s flagship scheme that requires online tax filing and payment, as well as digital record keeping. All business taxes will be part of the scheme, but only Making Tax Digital for VAT currently has an act...