The Government has launched a new consultation on the 'off-payroll' private sector IR35 extension. Here we look at what this exercise involves, and what the Treasury hopes to achieve from it. … [more]
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With private sector IR35 reform barely over 12 months away, we asked a leading IR35 advisory firm what practical steps professional contractors can take now to prepare in advance for the changes. … [more]
When you register a company in the UK, once your application has been processed and approved, Companies House will send you a formal certificate of incorporation. … [more]
If you search Google for anything to do with 'umbrella companies' or 'IR35', you'll find dozens of ads for seemingly-attractive payment vehicles - aimed at contractors. So how do you know if they're legitimate or not? … [more]
If you've been searching the web for a new accountant, you may well have come across this phrase. Given the financial impact IR35 can have on your post-tax income, can these 'IR35 accountants' provide some kind of magic solution? … [more]
If you decide to contract via an umbrella company, you will be entitled to receive holiday pay (as an employee of the company). Here we look at what holiday pay is, and how it is calculated. … [more]
For software developers and digital agencies, source code is the stock in trade; it’s what you do for a living and what you’re paid for. But who owns the code once it has been written? … [more]
With so much conflicting advice online covering CV layout, length, content and appearance, we asked an industry expert for his thoughts on how best to draft the perfect document to capture the eye of prospective clients and recruiters. … [more]
There are many retail loyalty schemes available to consumers - covering anything from groceries to cosmetics. Wouldn't it be good if you could personally benefit from extra points generated by business as well as personal purchases? … [more]
If you have decided to trade via your own limited company, you have to submit an application to Companies House, the registrar of companies. Here, we've listed 10 bits of information you need to collect in advance to ensure your formation can be … [more]