The demand for interim managers increased significantly during the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the general upturn in the UK economy. After years of cost-cutting, the public sector appetite for interim help also appears to be on the mend. … [more]
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Individuals who used 'contractor loan' schemes to avoid tax in the past have been given six months to settle their outstanding liabilities with HMRC 'on the best possible terms'. This 'settlement opportunity' is targeted at the estimated 16,000 … [more]
In an attempt to catch up with the rapidly changing face of work in the UK - with the growth of freelancing in mind - a Government body has been tasked with investigating the boundary between 'employment' and 'self-employment'. Surge in … [more]
A contractor accountancy firm has reported a surge in demand for IR35 contract reviews from its public sector contractors following the release of a controversial report by Monitor which shows that dozens of NHS executives, working via their own … [more]
The National Audit Office (NAO) says that HMRC's Aspire outsourcing IT contract is set to end up costing twice the original estimate, and may have cost a total of £10.4bn by the time it concludes in 2017. Several projects have over-run, leading to … [more]
Last week, HMRC published new IR35 guidance (PDF), to replace the 'FAQ' section which had existed on its official website for over 13 years. We asked IR35 expert Seb Maley from Qdos whether the new information was an improvement on the old, and how … [more]
New IR35 guidance issued HMRC has issued new guidance on IR35, to replace the 'FAQ' section which has been in existence since the Intermediaries Legislation first became law in 2000. The guidance has been designed to provide clearer answers to … [more]
Responding to the House of Lords Select Committee's report on personal service companies, the Government explains how it estimates the cost to the Exchequer of abolishing IR35 to be £550m per year. Five months after its formation, this April, the … [more]
The head of the UK's largest umbrella company hopes that 'unethical' schemes will no longer be able to abuse the tax system, following news that the Government is to launch an in-depth review into the tax treatment of travel and subsistence … [more]
PCG defends NHS limited company contractors The Daily Mail recently published an article which 'revealed' than 2,400 NHS staff were taking advantage of a 'tax dodge', and are being paid via their own personal service companies, rather than the … [more]