Retrospective taxation - has the Government gone too far?The House of Commons Treasury Committee has published a report into the measures introduced in the last Budget, and has expressed its concern over the increasingly aggressive measures the … [more]
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RBS latest bank to slash contract ratesRBS has imposed a 10% rate cut on the majority of its temporary and contractor workforce - around 11,000 people - as part of a major cost-cutting exercise. Those affected were informed on 17th April, and the … [more]
Following news that David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United manager after a terrible season, why didn't the club appoint a contract interim manager in the first place, rather than risking a costly and disruptive transition period?What … [more]
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]
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 contractorsThe 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]
Barclays contractors face 10% rate cutContractors 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 releasedThe 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]