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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,…

Busted! The Top Five Contracting Myths

More and more people in the UK are choosing to become contractors, whether it’s due to benefits such as the flexibility of being your own boss or the increased earning…

Freelancers earn double the rate of employees

While Brexit, along with various government policies impacting freelancers and contractors, has contributed to a difficult start to 2019 for independent professionals, there are reasons to remain positive. According to…

Tweaks to simplify HMRC’s IR35 tool on the horizon

There has been increasing pressure to improve the CEST tool, discover how these improvements will benefit you.

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Demand for contractors grows in an uncertain economic climate

The jobs market has adapted well to the current economic climate. This is positive news to contractors, with a recent increase in vacancies.