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Dave Chaplin

Do taxpayers really want cost-effective expert interims driven from public service?

Those doing public sector work through their own limited companies are again unfairly targeted, with the risk they’ll de-camp to the public sector.

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50% of clients to take on more contractors over next three months

Contractors with technical, engineering and IT skills remain in great demand, while across most sectors clients plan to take on more contractors.

Do taxpayers really want cost-effective expert interims driven from public service?

Those doing public sector work through their own limited companies are again unfairly targeted, with the risk they’ll de-camp to the public sector.

50% of clients to take on more contractors over next three months

Contractors with technical, engineering and IT skills remain in great demand, while across most sectors clients plan to take on more contractors.

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Contractors have an increasing number of opportunities in Scotland as candidate numbers drop, causing a fall in agency billings and sharp rate rises.

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Contractors should avoid including any elements in their contract that might suggest they are disguised employees, and may be affected by IR35.

Contractor Doctor: Contract says ‘in IR35’, working practices are out: what’s right?

Contractors with a contract that puts them inside IR35 may have working practices that put them clearly outside, but the trick is to provide proof.

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Contractor Doctor: Should I opt out of the Conduct Regs or AWR after a contract win?

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Contractor guide to using substitution to stay outside IR35

Contractors who are able to make unfettered substitutions that do not require agreement from the client can use substitution to stay outside IR35.

Contractor Doctor: My client is offering employee-style perks – should I accept them?

Contractors should avoid including any elements in their contract that might suggest they are disguised employees, and may be affected by IR35.

  
  

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