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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.

Over half of female workers believe their gender has supressed their career
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Over half of female workers believe their gender has supressed their career

Morgan McKinley: ‘This research suggests companies have progressed, but it’s worrying to learn that there isn’t a level playing field in terms of equal career development opportunities’.

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Contractors mustn’t be left behind in Coronavirus planning, says IPSE
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Contractors mustn’t be left behind in Coronavirus planning, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘The self-employed must not be left behind in planning for the Coronavirus outbreak. They are at particular risk because, unlike most employees, they are not eligible for sick pay if they have to self-isolate or their client office closes’.

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January saw job demand skyrocket
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

January saw job demand skyrocket

The beginning of 2020 saw a massive spike in demand for contractors up and down the country.

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Eamonn Holmes loses IR35 tax case
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Eamonn Holmes loses IR35 tax case

Seen as a ‘rare win’ for HMRC, Eamonn Holmes’ case just highlights the needless complexity for the IR35 legislation, say experts.

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IR35 government review changes ‘Not good enough’, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IR35 government review changes ‘Not good enough’, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘The fact HMRC are apparently planning to give the IR35 changes a ‘soft landing’ suggests they are starting to understand just how damaging and disruptive they will be for business and contractors alike’.

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IPSE teams up with Starling Bank to help solve contractor cash flow
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IPSE teams up with Starling Bank to help solve contractor cash flow

Nine out of ten contractors worry about their financial well-being due to their irregular incomes.

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Human skill and expertise vital for successful cyber resilience
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Human skill and expertise vital for successful cyber resilience

“Undoubtedly human skill and expertise is the most important element of a cyber resilience approach.”

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Gov’s new immigration rules do not adequately cover self-employed
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Gov’s new immigration rules do not adequately cover self-employed

IPSE: ‘If the new immigration rules are meant to ensure the “best and brightest” come to the UK, they have made a fatal error: they have failed to make decent provision for the self-employed’.

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