The House of Lords Select Committee on Personal Service Companies has delivered its verdict on IR35 - and it doesn't make comfortable reading for HMRC. Having heard evidence from a host of experts before publishing its findings, the Committee says … [more]
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This April, a new set of corporate and personal tax bands and allowances will take effect. Following a series of headline-grabbing announcements during Budget 2014, we look at how these changes are likely to affect the typical IT … [more]
Public sector malpractice tarnishing image of contractors The PCG has called for new 'best practice' guidance to be provided to public sector organisations, following a series of 'scandals' in which a variety of high profile public sector … [more]
The 2014 Budget was well received by a group much ignored in recent years - savers. Here, we look at what these changes mean in reality, with commentary provided by Tony Harris, MD of our long-term IFA partner, Contractor Financials. Major … [more]
In Budget 2014, the Chancellor announced a range of new, tough measures which should remove any remaining temptation from IT contractors who may have considered using an 'alternative' tax vehicle through which to process their earnings. To date, … [more]
Yesterday's Budget has been seen by many commentators as a 'political' one, coming just over a year before the next general election, and clearly designed to appeal to savers (who are historically more likely to vote for the Coalition … [more]
Barclays contractors face 10% rate cut Contractors working for Barclays in the UK and US have been told to accept a 10% contract rate cut, or have their contracts terminated. According to industry sources, the new rates will come into force … [more]
Contractor attitudes survey - latest edition released The latest SJD Accountancy 'Contractor Attitudes' survey has been released, based on the views and opinions of 1,000 limited company contractors recorded during the second half of 2013. Some … [more]
City IT Contractors enjoy 13% rate rise as recovery continues The 2014 edition of the Robert Walters Salary Survey shows that IT contractors working within the financial services sector are once again in high demand, following several tough … [more]
90% of UK CIOs say finding quality IT staff is a challenge New research from Robert Half Technology suggests the vast majority of the UK's IT bosses are concerned about finding the right technology professionals to meet the predicted boom in IT … [more]