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IR35 Rules – How do they impact you?

When you’re working as a contractor, it’s important to ensure that you are fully compliant with all regulations and legislation affecting your preferred method of working, particularly if the consequences impact your tax bill.   Also known as intermediaries legislation, IR35 is a set of rules implemented by HMRC that were intended to clearly define

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mortgages for contractors UK

Mortgages for UK Contractors made easy

With January just around the corner, now is the ideal time to start thinking ahead and planning for 2018. It is important that you review where you are currently on the journey to your contracting goals and set up your main objectives for the future.  This should include wider financial plans for 2018 which may

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How to find your next contract with LinkedIn

With an increasing demand for flexible, affordable, yet highly skilled workers, the contracting industry is currently witnessing a surge in popularity. Consequently many savvy contractors are finding new ways to scope out potential clients and find contracts using their own networking skills. When becoming a contractor, there are a large number of things to consider,

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how to become a contractor

Your 5 mins no-nonsense guide on how to become a contractor

There are many reasons why people are opting to leave permanent employment in favour of becoming an independent contractor including flexible working, many financial benefits, and the option to fit their work around the demands of family life. Work as a contractor also tends to be far more varied, enjoyable, and fulfilling.   In recent

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Upcoming Autumn Budget

Industry Leaders Urge Government To Support Contractors Ahead Of Upcoming Autumn Budget

The upcoming Autumn Budget will be announced on Wednesday 22 November 2017 and word is starting to spread that the chancellor is looking to announce some “bold” ideas, suggesting that extending the public sector’s off-payroll rules to the private sector can’t be entirely ruled out. From their review of the IR35 Forum minutes, from July

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Marketing Yourself as an Independent Contractor

Marketing Yourself as an Independent Contractor

Successfully marketing yourself as an independent contractor will require you to gain a good understanding of your clients needs and the wider contractor market. Having a sound appreciation of what experiences you will have, including the barriers facing contractors, is fundamental to making a successful move into contracting. Before you make the leap, read up

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HMRC Is Upping Its VAT Inspections, Warns Abbey Tax Advisory

HMRC Is Upping Its VAT Inspections, Warns Abbey Tax Advisory

When it comes to VAT, most contractors are just trying to do the right thing. To pay the right amount, no matter how often the rules change or how much the rates rise. Well, keep doing what you’re doing. Because the HMRC has recently become “very active” in enforcing its VAT rules, says advisory firm

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ir35 survey results

Contractors Walk Away From IR35

Earlier this month, Contractor Calculator published their findings from a survey of over 1,500 contractors looking into the impact of recent legislation changes. The results show that the HMRC’s reforms to IR35 in April have, not surprisingly, come at a huge cost to the already struggling public sector.   Since the reform went live, 27%

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Boost For IT Contractors

Research Offers Boost For IT Contractors

Two recent news stories highlight the growing importance of IT contractors and the increasing number of opportunities the market offers them.   Research conducted by SJD Accountancy and reported in Computing magazine has shown that the number of IT contractors has grown almost twice as fast as the number of full-time employees in the sector.

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