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]
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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 contractorsThe 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]
The UK's leading provider of contract interim managers has reported a significant growth in the number of firms looking to hire short-term experts to focus on 'rapid growth'.According to Interim Partners, the proportion of interims being hired … [more]
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]
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]