July

CIOT welcomes freelance entertainer consultation

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed HMRC proposals to change the way in which freelance entertainers pay National Insurance. Colin ...

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Change National Insurance to boost contractor saving

The government should consider changing the rules regarding National Insurance contributions to encourage self-employed earners to save for the future, ...

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Payment on account deadline looms

Contractors who pay tax via a Self Assessment return are being reminded to make their next payment on account before Wednesday’s deadline (July 31st). ...

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Another RTI extension?

Contractors who work through their own limited companies may well have already adopted real-time information (RTI) payroll reporting to keep HMRC updated on ...

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REC: Contractor demand to remain stable

In tough economic times it is easy for contractors to worry about the chances of finding their next assignment. But the Recruitment and Employment ...

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Brookson named in top 100 accountants

Since 1995 Brookson has been offering specialist accounting services to contractors, freelancers and self-employed professionals . It seems that these years of ...

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Employee benefits trusts still keep £2 billion from HMRC

Contractors are keenly aware of HMRC’s crusade to clamp down on tax avoidance, and many are reassessing their arrangements to make sure they are still on ...

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Ovum: grounds for optimism in IT services

IT contractors are well aware that their skills are highly sought, but it appears that the market is likely to pick up throughout this year. Research by global ...

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HMRC ramps up pursuit of tax evaders

HMRC is stepping up its efforts to combat tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance schemes, according to a leading law firm. Data obtained by lawyers Pinsent ...

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Contractor National Insurance consultation

For many contractors and freelance workers, managing their own tax is one of the drawbacks of self-employment. Whether working as a sole trader or through a ...

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Misconceptions stop IT contractors filling NHS demand

Many IT contractors have frequently looked to the NHS as a source of future assignments, but it seems that those who have not worked for the health service are ...

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GAAR comes into force

As the Finance Bill 2013 receives Royal Assent today (July 17th), the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) officially passes into law. The move marks the end of ...

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Higher pay for more vacancies for Scottish contractors

Contractors in Scotland have seen a marked improvement in their prospects, as a new report shows the job market north of the border is recovering quickly. ...

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Contractors keep recruiter regulation opt-out

Recruitment firms and contractor organisations are celebrating after contractors retained their opt-out of the government’s new regulations for the ...

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Growing investment will increase contractor demand

Many of the industries in which contractors work are growing faster than the rest of the economy - and that means their skills are at a premium. It seems that ...

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‘Aggressive’ HMRC loses 3 in 5 appeal cases

Pressure from government is forcing HMRC to take too aggressive an approach to tax penalties, a major law firm has said. Pinsent Masons is arguing that the tax ...

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