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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 contractors say they’ll stop working in the UK due to IR35 changes
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many contractors say they’ll stop working in the UK due to IR35 changes

During the IR35 protest last week, several self-employed workers said that their clients had already decided not to continue using contractors after April due to the legislation changes.

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IR35 causing contractor confidence to dive
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IR35 causing contractor confidence to dive

IPSE: ‘The drop in freelancers’ business confidence is all the more striking because it comes at a time when their confidence in the wider economy is actually starting to recover’.

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Many businesses fail when an owner has too much self-belief
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Many businesses fail when an owner has too much self-belief

Failing to grasp the true value of an idea can lead a business to be run on poor selection decisions, miss out on great opportunities or to make costly investments, which could threaten their survival.

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Hundreds of contractors join IR35 protest
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Hundreds of contractors join IR35 protest

Speaking to the protestors, IPSE reported that several said their clients had admitted they wouldn’t be using contractors after the April deadline.

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Top 10 jobs for 2020 revealed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Top 10 jobs for 2020 revealed

Hays: ‘It’s clear from our list for 2020 that technology and digitally focused jobs will continue to be in demand given the widespread digital transformation projects’.

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IR35 amendment ‘little comfort’ for contracting sector, says IPSE
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

IR35 amendment ‘little comfort’ for contracting sector, says IPSE

HMRC have announced that ‘the off-payroll working rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020’.

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Uber trying to create new employee rules
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Uber trying to create new employee rules

Dr Magdalena Cholakova: “We consider the reasoning in support of a new category of ‘independent worker’ logically flawed and dishonest and expect a negative effect on society.”

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UK’s growing cyber security sector worth over £8 billion
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

UK’s growing cyber security sector worth over £8 billion

New Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport report shows number of active cyber security firms in the UK has increased 44% from 2017.

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