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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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Businesses not ready for IR35 reforms

Businesses not ready for IR35 reforms

An independent study has looked into market opinion in the light of the last IR35 consultation, which closed last month. The research attempted to gauge business readiness for next April’s private sector reforms when private sector clients will become responsible for IR35 assessments. With the changes only a few months away, the research revealed deep

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Stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn

Stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a brilliant way for contractors to market themselves to potential recruiters. As one of the most important professional networking sites, over 90% of recruitment agencies use the platform to directly source top talent for their clients. This cuts out some of the legwork for contractors, increasing their chances of finding not only consistent

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What are you worth? LinkedIn tool pinpoints high paying sectors

What are you worth? LinkedIn tool pinpoints high paying sectors

The candidate-driven market continues in 2019, offering contractors a good opportunity to seek out projects that offer the best rewards. When it comes to searching for a new role, earning potential is often one of the main considerations. Although LinkedIn’s recent recruitment study shows that work/life balance and career satisfaction are increasingly important factors, contractors

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Mortgage Legal Fees: What do you pay for and when do you pay legal fees?

Mortgage Legal Fees: What do you pay for and when do you pay legal fees?

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a landlord, or a prospective buyer, there are several fees that you will need to consider when buying a new property, including your legal fees. Legal fees typically range between £800 and £1500 plus VAT, so before you begin the purchasing process it’s important to ensure that you’ve budgeted 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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Government publish consultation on off-payroll working rules

Government publish consultation on off-payroll working rules

During last October’s Autumn Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the current public sector off-payroll working rules will be extended into the private sector in April 2020. This week, HMRC published their long awaited consultation document for off-payroll working rules, highlighting a number of key points for consideration. The consultation, open until Tuesday 28th May,

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The recruitment revolution gets underway!

The recruitment revolution gets underway!

In the coming years, the introduction of new technology will see many changes in the recruitment sector. In order to keep themselves competitive, contractors will need to understand these changes and adapt for success. In time, many of the tools used by recruiters to improve their selection processes will also be utilised by contractors to

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Oscar Worthy: Our ‘A’ list apps for contractors

Oscar Worthy: Our ‘A’ list apps for contractors

As the film stars get ready to walk the red carpet for the annual Oscars this February 24th, here at Contracting Scout we’re turning our attention to a different kind of ‘A’ list – Apps. These handy inventions can enhance our day-to-day schedules in a hundred different ways. Here are 6 of the best for

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AI, Blockchain and The 4th Industrial Revolution: What’s in store for contracting?

AI, Blockchain and The 4th Industrial Revolution: What’s in store for contracting?

Tech experts are predicting that by 2020 the impact of new technologies, such as AI and blockchain, will be felt like never before. Although these so-called ‘disruptive technologies’ have been around for a few years now, their combined capabilities are beginning to be felt across all industries. In this article, Contracting Scout takes a look

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