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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

Majority of professionals unhappy with their salary
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Majority of professionals unhappy with their salary

CV-Library: ‘When the pandemic first struck, businesses held all the power. However, in the last few months we have seen this power shift back in favour of candidates’.

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Job security a concern for many UK contractors
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Job security a concern for many UK contractors

Bullhorn: ‘While the gig economy appears to be growing rapidly, unresolved issues around job security and pay could threaten to derail it’.

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Temp billings continue to rise at historically sharp rates
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Temp billings continue to rise at historically sharp rates

REC: ‘Demand for staff is growing across every sector and region of the UK, and candidate availability is still falling’.

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Contractors increasingly unwilling to take on roles inside IR35
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractors increasingly unwilling to take on roles inside IR35

Kingsbridge: ‘Many businesses continue to enforce PSC contractor bans, with the vast majority pushing contractors on to the payroll or via an umbrella company’.

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HMRC to waive late filing penalties for self-assessment
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

HMRC to waive late filing penalties for self-assessment

CIOT: ‘Today’s announcement shows HMRC have listened and acted on the concerns of our tax adviser members’.

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Permanent shift to Digital RTW checks
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

Permanent shift to Digital RTW checks

APSCo: ‘The ability to digitally manage these checks during the pandemic proved successful and we’re pleased to see that the progress made during this time hasn’t been lost’.

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Call for evidence on umbrella sector to help end disguised remuneration
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Call for evidence on umbrella sector to help end disguised remuneration

LITRG: ‘Many umbrella companies adhere to certain standards, are clearly concerned about the welfare of their workers and want to drive the sector forward.’

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One in five professionals plan to find a new job in Q1 2022
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

One in five professionals plan to find a new job in Q1 2022

Robert Half: ‘For those thinking for taking the leap, there couldn’t be a better time to look for a new role’.

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