The latest goings on in the world of UK contracting including news, opinion and feature articles

The banks taking an extreme approach to IR35

We’re giving an overview of the banks who have already made their stance on IR35 clear following the April 2020 reforms.

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The Top 13 Spookiest Limited Company Names

Spooky season is upon us and we’re a mere few days away from All Hallows Eve. If you’re looking to form your limited company now, or perhaps you’re just a…

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What happens after Brexit? Self-employed National Insurance changes explained

After Brexit, self-employed individuals can expect a change in National Insurance contributions once the coordination agreement between the UK and EU ends.

Inside & Outside of IR35

Shifting Sands: the Problem with IR35

Whether you’re new to contracting or a seasoned professional, the prospect of a new contract is always exciting. But one potentially problematic matter is IR35. You’ll probably know that it’s…

SJD Accountancy continues to drive new frontiers with new CEO appointment

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of SJD Accountancy’s new chief executive officer, Doug Crawford. Doug has taken over the leadership of SJD Accountancy, which is part of the Optionis…

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What did HMRC Focus on in IR35 Consultation Response?

The release of the draft legislation for IR35 reform in the private sector on 11th July meant that the government response to the IR35 consultation, which was published on the…

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SJD Shortlisted in Contracting Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in The Contracting Award’s category of Best Contractor Accountant. The Contracting Awards recognise excellence throughout the industry and showcase commitment…

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Draft Legislation for Further IR35 Reform Published

Last week, as part of the release of the Draft Finance Bill, the government revealed its detailed plans for the private sector reform, in addition to its summary of the…

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What does working inside IR35 mean?

Most contractors know that working inside IR35 results in being taxed at a higher rate. However, what’s often glossed over is the specific tax which you’ll be required to pay,…

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Do IR35 changes apply to your private sector business?

Reports recently surfaced which suggest many of the private sector companies that will be responsible and often liable for IR35 from April 6th 2020, have no idea about the legislation,…