IPSE welcomes 4G coverage improvements
The government champions a £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry to banish rural ‘not-spots’.
First ever contractor fuel savings card launched
The BP Plus Fuel Card guarantees low prices by giving contractors access to the wholesale price for unleaded and diesel fuel at all BP service stations across the UK.
Taking time off improves contractor’s performance
IPSE: “Freelancers must be encouraged to take more time off not only for their businesses’ sake, but also for the sake of their wellbeing and personal lives.”
Tax advisers welcome additional scrutiny of HMRC powers
CIOT President Glyn Fullelove: “Calls for outside scrutiny have come both from those who believe HMRC are too aggressive in their use of powers and from those who fear that they are not bearing down hard enough on some taxpayers.”
IPSE urges PM Boris Johnson to get behind contractors
The IPSE congratulates Boris Johnson on being elected as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, but urges him to make the economy more competitive by supporting the self-employed.
Businesses unprepared for contractor tax changes
From next year, businesses engaging independent workers will become responsible for setting their tax status. As part of this reform, the tax liability will also transfer from the contractor to the fee-paying party in the supply chain, which is typically the recruiter or the company that directly engages the individual.
Late payment ‘endemic’ in UK, says IPSE
The Prompt Payment Code’s Compliance Board, chaired by CICM’s Chief Executive Philip King, includes the Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, and regularly reviews the status of organisations to ensure they are upholding their commitments.
Improvements urgently needed for HMRC’s IR35 assessment tool
The government has published its draft legislation with proposals to extend the ‘off-payroll working’ rules that currently apply to the public sector, to the private sector.