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Dave Chaplin

Contractors and trade unions – can they be compatible?

Contractors are independent professionals and also self-employed. Trade unions claim to be all about representing workers? Is there a meeting point?

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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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