HMRC has revealed that it will be public sector bodies themselves, not recruitment agencies, which will be responsible for operating IR35 from April 2017 onwards. So, how will this impact contractors? … [more]
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With the Government's planned reforms to the way IR35 is operated in the public sector set to go ahead as planned from April 2017, we asked a leading IR35 expert to help explain what the changes mean for contractors in reality. … [more]
When you start contracting with a new client, there are a number of things you should put in place to ensure that you get paid on time. Here, a credit control expert outlines the steps you need to take to ensure your invoices and payments are … [more]
There are many ways to find contract work - both directly with end-clients, or via recruitment agencies. At times when the market is flat, it is more important than ever to make the most of all available channels to maximise you chances of securing … [more]
We all have causes that are close to our hearts and if you are contracting through a limited company, you can factor in donations to charity as part of your overall tax planning strategy. … [more]
As the number of tax planning opportunities available to contractors continues to dwindle, we look at the pros and cons of running buy-to-let investments via a corporate structure. … [more]
In any form of business we all rely on technology to get the job done. If your daily contracting work routine revolves around “office, car, meeting, car, office”, your choice of gadgets can mean the difference between just succeeding and excelling. … [more]
A new Government report shows that employers do not support HMRC's plans to shift the burden of IR35 enforcement onto public sector organisations. … [more]
There’s more to making it through an interview as a contractor or consultant in one piece than a crisply ironed shirt and a smart tie – although such details are often a good place to start... … [more]
If you run a limited company, you may have received a pensions auto-enrolment reminder letter over the past few weeks. We asked a pensions expert which contractors are affected by the new rules. … [more]