Many contractors ask which factors (written, or carried out in practice) are most important in determining the IR35 status of a contract. Although a combination of factors will determine whether or not a contractors is caught by IR35, some do carry more weight than others.
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One of the most frequent questions asked by contractors is "what health-related expenses can I pay via my company?" … [more]
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