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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.

Jobs market stable, despite uncertainty
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Jobs market stable, despite uncertainty

UK employers are looking for a green light to start investing and hiring again as soon as possible.

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Another HMRC IR35 defeat ‘raises concerns’, says IPSE
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Another HMRC IR35 defeat ‘raises concerns’, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘The fact that HMRC has been judged wrong on this – and that it clearly cannot understand its own legislation – fatally undermines its CEST tool’

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Loan charge review is an urgent priority, says CIOT
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Loan charge review is an urgent priority, says CIOT

CIOT: ‘“Whoever is in government after the general election needs to give this matter their urgent attention, responding to the review and setting out the resulting requirements before the end of December.”

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A third of private sector organisations unaware of IR35 reforms
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

A third of private sector organisations unaware of IR35 reforms

A third of private sector organisations who regularly engage non-permanent contractors, including temporary workers, are unaware of the reforms to IR35 legislation due to come into effect in April 2020.

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Hiring up despite record low business confidence
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Hiring up despite record low business confidence

Two in three (66%) employers of temporary agency workers highlighted that these workers are important for short-term access to key skills. This was up from 55% a year earlier.

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IR35 changes must be delayed, says ATT
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

IR35 changes must be delayed, says ATT

ATT: “We believe that introducing the off-payroll rules to the private sector in April 2020, when final legislation and detailed guidance are not yet available, risks repeating the errors made in the public sector, rather than learning from them.”

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IPSE welcomes 4G coverage improvements
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

IPSE welcomes 4G coverage improvements

The government champions a £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry to banish rural ‘not-spots’.

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IPSE responds to new IR35 briefing
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE responds to new IR35 briefing

IPSE: “This briefing will be cold comfort to the millions of self-employed who are worried about the looming disaster for the sector when the changes to IR35 come into force next April.”

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