September

IT suppliers must meet cyber security standard

From the start of next month, all suppliers of IT services to the government must be follow a cyber security standard. This means that any limited companies , ...

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Creative contractors gain skills academy

The government is set to open a Next Gen Skills Academy to provide training for people working in the visual effects, animation and games industries. For ...

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Unreliable broadband could cost limited companies

Limited companies , sole traders and anyone else thinking of setting up a business could find that their work is put in jeopardy if their internet connection ...

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Chancellor makes pro-business pledge

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to help business, outlining a number of areas to be changed in his speech at the annual Conservative Party Conference. ...

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Labour leader to support IT industry

Labour leader Ed Miliband made room for the IT industry in his speech as part of his party's annual conference, to the delight of umbrella company ...

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IPSE hosts 'Going it Alone' event

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), held an event to discuss the rapid rise of people working as limited companies , ...

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Labour denies crackdown on umbrella companies

The Labour party has denied rumours that it intends to take action against umbrella companies. It was reported earlier this week that party leader Ed Miliband ...

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EU Freelancers call for better working conditions

A movement is running in the European Union (EU) that is calling for better working conditions for self employed professionals, limited companies , sole ...

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French approach suggested for VAT

Ahead of a change to Value Added Tax (VAT) reporting, a regime similar to that of France has been suggested as a means of easing the burden on tax paying sole ...

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NI tax subsidies for self employed could end

The hidden tax subsidies for self employed professionals could potentially come to an end as one law professor calls for this change. Speaking to the Financial ...

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HMRC releases video help on VAT service

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released video advice to aid suppliers of digital services across the European Union with a new VAT service it is unveiling. ...

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Employers use contractors to fill skills gap

For limited companies and umbrella company contractors with very specific skill sets, now is a great time to find work as it seems employers are increasingly ...

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Labour pledge help for self employment

The Labour party has pledged to help sole traders , limited companies and other self employed professionals if it is voted in in the next election. This ...

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IR35 Forum says BETs should end

Business Entity Tests (BETs) have come under fire from a focus group on the IR35 legislation, which states that they should be scrapped. The IR35 Forum ...

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Labour told to make contracting a policy priority

Contractors, limited companies , umbrella company contractors and sole traders could get a more central position as the Labour Party draws up its future ...

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Companies want tax powers devolved

Many company directors in the UK wish to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and see tax powers devolved to cities, it seems. One of the key policies of the ...

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