This week’s news roundup includes; a sharp rise in demand for contractors across sectors, Government should encourage independent workers, Rachel Riley talks about the benefits freelancers offer, and your last chance to file overdue tax returns without significant penalties.
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In this week’s news, HMRC is now specifically targeting offshore payment vehicles used by contractors which involve loans; the interim management market is in a healthy state, and the recruitment market points to an economic recovery.
In this week’s news bulletin, the release of the new iPhone models should boost contractor demand, National Freelancers Day 2013 date announced, one-day conference on how to go it alone as a limited company director, contractor confidence on the up…
According to the latest REC report, the demand for short-term staff is at its highest since 2000; most contractors will need to embrace mobile skills; do you need to pay the Child Benefit tax charge?; simpler accounting for limited company contractors.
In this week’s news roundup, ‘IR35 Buddy’ – a new site to help contractors comply with IR35 – has been launched, TUC chas expressed its oncerns over use of Swedish Derogation contracts, and a convincing Companies House spam email is doing the rounds.
In this week’s news, Darren Upton (contractor accountant) is banned from acting as a director, how recruiters select umbrella providers, umbrella standards site continues to attract new members.
In this week’s contractor news round up; investment banking contract market remains slow, interim managers are optimistic about the future, and many contractors don’t understand their payslips, PCG ups pressure on Intra-Company Transfer abuse.
In this week’s news, an industry expert welcomes HMRC’s new guide to spotting an unscrupulous umbrella scheme; which are the UK’s worst-paying regions; new 70-page guide to starting up in business.
A new poll of 1,000 contractors found that the vast majority are positive about their career choice and the outlook for the IT contracting market, citing better pay rates, and greater freedom as the most important factors.
Parasol has urged the Government to clamp down on “cowboy” umbrella firms; A report suggests that contract openings have risen by 25% over the past year; How many genuine start-up business are there in the UK?