March

What do you need to know about finance bill 2014?

The government has now published finance bill 2014 and contractors will need to prepare for the changes. Among the main tenets of the proposals is a measure ...

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Could Leicestershire be a new hotspot for contractors?

Contractors could see more opportunities emerging in Leicestershire over the coming years, thanks to a new government deal to boost the local economy. ...

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EU reform 'crucial to reshoring' and job creation

Reshoring has been touted as a key move by the government to encourage job creation in the UK. However, according to the Confederation of British Industry ...

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A 'best practice' approach for contractors is needed

In light of new legislation targeting 'off-payroll' workers and the news that another government-owned company's chief executive is a contractor , ...

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'IT contractors see pay rates cut at Barclays'

IT contractors will receive a lower rate of pay at Barclays in the future, it has been revealed. The Bank confirmed to ContractorUK that it has downgraded the ...

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PCG: Budget 2014 was one to support contractors

Budget 2014 was a good one for contractors and limited companies , according to the PCG. Commenting after chancellor George Osborne delivered his statement ...

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Do limited companies need better consumer protection?

Limited companies may be disadvantaged when it comes to taking out contracts, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The body is now calling on ...

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HMRC seeking payment details for contracted services

Limited companies have found themselves under the microscope recently, according to one industry expert. The PCG has learned that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ...

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HMRC urges employers to send real time PAYE

Employers are being urged to submit Pay as You Earn (PAYE) information in real time to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Over 70,000 employers that are yet to use ...

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Treasury Committee: Govt anti-avoidance measures are uncertain

There are considerable uncertainties surrounding the fiscal effects of the government's tax avoidance measures, according to the Treasury Committee. In a ...

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'Off-payroll' contractors largely in compliance, figures show

Contractor accountants dealing with limited company workers in the public sector can give themselves a pat on the back. New figures have shown the large ...

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CBI: Tuition fee cuts best way to address skills shortage

The UK skills shortage has seen contractors come into high demand. However, with workloads rising and staff availability declining, a solution to the talent ...

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REC and PCG warn George Osborne over flexible labour threat

New restrictions on self-employment proposed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could make the UK labour market more rigid, deterring people from becoming a ...

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Reshoring to create between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs

Plans to reshore UK businesses are likely to create plenty of opportunities for contractors , with PwC expecting the move to lead to around 100,000 and 200,000 ...

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Sole traders, are your confidence levels still up?

Sole traders in the UK have seen conditions improve considerably over the last year and the skills shortage means highly-trained professionals are in great ...

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Report on Jobs: Temp billings slow but pay rises

February was a month of ups and downs for contractors , if new figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG are to be believed. The ...

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