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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.

Many schools are not paying their supply teachers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Many schools are not paying their supply teachers

APSCo: ‘We have had reports of schools asking recruitment firms to furlough supply teachers and then claim the 80% of pay back from the Government which goes completely against the rules’.

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HMRC to contact those who may be eligible for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

HMRC to contact those who may be eligible for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

HMRC is using information that customers have provided in their 2018-19 tax return – and returns for 2016-17 and 2017-18 where needed – to determine their eligibility.

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House of Lords Committee highlights IR35 flaws
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

House of Lords Committee highlights IR35 flaws

The IPSE on the House of Lords Committee report: ‘It rightly highlights the inherent flaws in the government’s IR35 proposals and warns it off implementing the changes as they stand’.

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Covid-19: New mothers and over-60s among those most likely to miss out on self-employed support
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Covid-19: New mothers and over-60s among those most likely to miss out on self-employed support

A number of self-employed groups have been highlighted to be most likely to miss out on government support during the pandemic.

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Decline in the jobs market imminent, warns REC
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Decline in the jobs market imminent, warns REC

REC: ‘Demand in sectors like logistics and healthcare on the other hand have peaked and the recruitment industry is working with government and other bodies to place staff into key worker roles quickly and help the country through the coronavirus crisis’.

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New survey shows impact of home working during pandemic
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

New survey shows impact of home working during pandemic

Lockdown seems to have blurred the boundaries between work and free time, as 73% said they are answering calls and emails after working hours.

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Many contractors worried they won’t have enough money to cover basic costs
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Many contractors worried they won’t have enough money to cover basic costs

Almost half of the self-employed fear they will not have enough money to cover basic costs like rent and bills during the Coronavirus crisis, despite the government support on offer.

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