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HMRC introduce status determination statements

HMRC introduce Status Determination Statements

Status Determination Statements (SDS) have been introduced by HMRC as part of the IR35 process that end clients will adopt from April 2020. The draft off-payroll legislation specified that an SDS must be carried out for each separate engagement and must also contain the client’s rationale for making their decision on the contractor’s employment status.

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How IR35 will effect your payroll solution

How IR35 will affect your payroll solution

A key decision you will need to take when you decide to contract is how you’ll be paid. There are two options: being employed via an umbrella company or forming your own limited company. However, a piece of legislation that has been in force since 2000 is due for an overhaul and will have a

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Off-payroll draft legislation reveals few surprises

Off-payroll Draft Legislation reveals few surprises

HMRC published the draft off-payroll legislation last week as part of the Finance Bill 2019-2020. The legislation confirms that the off-payroll reforms will be extended to the private sector from April 2020. The draft legislation follows just weeks after the government consultation, however many of the issues raised by industry bodies have not been addressed

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IR35 victory for Talksport host

IR35 victory for TalkSport host

Radio presenter Paul Hawksbee has won his IR35 tribunal after challenging a deemed tax bill of £140,000. The case marks yet another defeat for HMRC in their recent pursuit of media presenters such as Lorraine Kelly and Loose Women’s Kaye Adams for retrospective tax bills. Hawksbee has been co-presenting the Hawksbee and Jacobs show for

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Sector Watch: What’s hot for IT contractors?

Sector Watch: What’s hot for IT contractors?

IT is arguably the most popular specialised contractor skill in the UK. As new technologies such as AI, blockchain and big data are utilised across all industries, there’s a growing need for skilled technical workers to meet the demand. This means that fast access to specialists who can maintain the technology’s day-to-day functioning and ensure

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Contract negotiation and renewal – getting it right

Contract negotiation and renewal – getting it right

If you’re about to start a new contract, or if your contract is coming up for renewal, you should take some factors into consideration in order to maximise your earning potential, while also ensuring that your contract is compliant with current IR35 legislation. Here we look at how getting your contractual negotiations right can give

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How can contractors fund their Continued Professional Development?

How can contractors fund their Continued Professional Development?

With strong demand for contractors, there’s increasing competition within this lucrative fast-growing sector. Contractors who are able to demonstrate the most up-to-date expertise will be in a position to pick and choose from the best contracts, while also negotiating better remuneration and contractual terms. Investing in your professional development through training is essential, but without

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Another defeat for HMRC as Loose Women presenter wins IR35 appeal

Another defeat for HMRC as Loose Women presenter wins IR35 appeal

Presenter Kaye Adams has won her appeal against a £124k tax bill she received from HMRC. Adams, who presents a number of radio and TV shows, including the popular daytime talk show Loose Women, successfully defended her self-employed status with BBC Radio Scotland as presenter of The Kay Adams Programme. Her victory follows just weeks

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Are worker's rights under threat from government legislation

Are worker’s rights under threat from government legislation?

Constant wrangling over off-payroll legislation and Brexit have raised questions about the rights of UK workers. Although several documents have addressed the issue of rights, the government have yet to fully consider this angle. Like all workers, contractors need to be treated fairly for the service they provide. However, government legislation is often responsible for

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2019 Spring Statement Summary

2019 Spring Statement Summary

Until the Brexit issue is resolved the country’s financial position remains up in the air, making it difficult for Chancellor Hammond to outline a strategic vision for the future in his spring statement. There was, however, some suggestion that there would be another statement before the summer break, which could contain more definitive proposals. With

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