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]
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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]
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]
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 rates RBS 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]