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COVID-19 Financial Aid for the Self-employed Announced

Earlier tonight, we saw the Chancellor announce a much-anticipated financial aid package for the self-employed. The support package is designed to help those working for themselves who are affected by…


What the IR35 Reform Delay Means For Contractors

The shock announcement on Wednesday that the off-payroll reforms will be pushed back to 6th April 2021 has been received positively by the contracting community. According to recent data, 84%…

IR35 Reforms Delayed

The government have announced a delay to the off-payroll reforms in the private sector from April 2020 to April 2021.

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Budget 2020: Key Takeaways

Earlier today (the 11th March) new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the 2020 budget. Being the first budget of the decade, the first of the majority conservative government…

Contractor News Roundup: February 2020

February was a busy month in the world of contracting, particularly with the IR35 legislation and the impending reforms. Below we’ve summarised some of the key news stories, to keep…

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HM Treasury Release Their Review of the Off-Payroll Reforms

The government released their report and conclusions following their review into the off-payroll (IR35) reforms in the private sector yesterday. There were no major surprises contained within the review, and…

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Lords Committee hears evidence on the extension of off-payroll working rules

Following the House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee opening its inquiry into the Government’s proposal to extend the off-payroll working rules to large and medium-sized organisations in the private sector…

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IR35 Reforms: Five Things You Need to Know

The below post has been written by our partners at Hiscox. If you’re a contractor in the UK, you will have to have been hiding under a pretty hefty rock…

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Working Inside IR35: Your Options

It may be the case that you have been informed by your end hirer or agency that your assignment, which up to now you have deemed as outside IR35, is…

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Contractor Pensions – Practical Tips and Options for 2020

Pension schemes are one of the few remaining tax reliefs the self-employed can enjoy and, coupled with the financial security they offer, it only makes sense to invest in one…