Off-Payroll Reforms: UPDATE

As stated yesterday there has been some confusion, and to a certain extent, worry regarding the proposed changes to IR35 that will be implemented next April. The section and change in question raised the possibility of an agency being defined as the intermediary and therefore being responsible for any contributions that a contractor would be […]

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Off-Payroll Reforms & Umbrella Payroll

Recently it has come to light that part of the IR35 reform that is due to come into play next April will cause problems for both umbrella payroll services and agencies. The legislation as it currently stands has caused some confusion regarding the definition of ‘intermediaries’ and the resulting impact on who is and isn’t […]

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The Future of Furloughing

As the smallest entity across industry supply chains, contractors have been among the hardest hit by the Covid 19 lockdown.  For many contractors, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been an essential and valuable necessity when many of their staple contracts and placements have had to be postponed or cancelled. When a contractor is […]

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Are You Looking At Me?

According to the employment appeals tribunal Addison Lee’s drivers are not self employed contractors.  If you were to ask Addison Lee they would tell you that they are. Their workers drive an Addison Lee car/van that has Addison Lee permanently displayed on the side.  Is it disguised employment? Interestingly the case was raised by three Addison […]

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The April 2019 Loan Charge

Are you liable for the April 2019 loan charge? We have had a number of enquiries from people that were previously paid via loan schemes (disguised remuneration). These people have now found that they need to be paid using PAYE via Umbrella Payroll.  Loan companies are closing down left, right and centre and agencies that once allowed […]

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Change Is Coming

The IR35 private sector consultation has ended And the deadline for responding to HMRC’s consultation document on extending the off-payroll rules to the private sector has expired.  So what was the outcome? On May 18th 2018, HMRC published a consultation document – to assess the viability of expanding the legislation to the entire private sector. This […]

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GDPR – What It Means To You

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came in to effect on the 25th May. A lot of articles are focused on companies being compliant so I wanted to write something that would help the consumers understand what the change means to them. The GDPR applies […]

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So What’s IR35 All About?

So IR35…It’s been in the news and if you are a contractor then you have most likely heard about it if not affected by it. The bottom line is the government wants your money: to be more precise, they want the money you owe in contributions and tax that a fair amount of people avoid […]

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