July

Start-ups benefitting from government funding

Limited companies and sole traders are continuing to benefit from government funding to help them get their businesses off the ground. The government has ...

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Construction industry needs more fresh talent, expert claims

The UK jobs market is becoming more and more robust as the months wear on. The Recruitment Market Watch from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ...

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Govt opens bidding for onshore oil and gas licenses

Limited companies in the UK oil and gas sector are set to see demand for their services rise further, as the government moves to grant more fracking licenses. ...

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Danny Alexander: Public sector workers should hold highest tax standards

Contractors in the public sector should maintain the highest standards when it comes to complying with tax law, according to chief secretary to the Treasury ...

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Skills shortage affecting UK jobs growth

The UK skills shortage is getting worse, according to new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG. July's JobsOutlook survey ...

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Govt releases list of tax avoidance schemes for upfront payment

A list of tax avoidance schemes whose users could find themselves paying HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) money owed upfront has been released. The document has ...

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Day rates increasing for freelancers

There is industry consensus that the pay rates of the self-employed are growing, with the PCG being the latest organisation to add it's findings to the ...

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Govt failing to tackle outstanding debt despite tax crackdown

The government has been criticised for its handling of outstanding debts owed to its departments. As the Seventh Report of Session 2014-15, HC 555 was released ...

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Skills gap could be plugged by oil & gas contractors

The 20th Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) Oil and Gas Survey has highlighted a potential skills shortage in the oil and gas sector which could ...

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HMRC Benchmarking: What do contractors need to know?

Although HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been trailing it in certain sectors since April this year, the tax office is now beginning to roll out the tactic on ...

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Is the UK workforce one of contractors?

Contractors are making their mark in the UK workforce and research has shown that 36 per cent of people in Britain have worked as either a contractor, ...

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Compliance costs wracking up for self-employed

Limited companies and sole traders are still facing high costs when it comes to compliance, despite promises from the government that they will reduce the ...

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Texas oil and gas candidate demand intensifies

Limited company contractors in the oil and gas sector are likely to see demand coming from Texas over the next few years. Increased shale and unconventional ...

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Business champion for older workers is positive appointment for contractors

Many people choose the contractor way of working as they get older, in order to capitalise on their experience and to enjoy greater flexibility. However, ...

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PCG: Stay clear of avoidance schemes

As more and more celebrity names are linked to the Liberty tax scheme, the PCG is advising contractors, limited companies and sole traders to stay away from ...

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Tax planning companies face £1 million fine

In a bid to crack down further on tax avoidance, new proposals have been released that could allow HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to fine tax advisers up to ...

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