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Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) sent to contractors not illegal, says High Court

HMRC’s use of Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) has been approved by the High Court, leaving contractors defenceless against this draconian measure.

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 28/Aug/2015

News this week covers improved financial services choices; vacancy growth in finance sector; contractor jobs hit by holidays; and expenses tax relief.

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Denmark

Contractors who register for the Danish expat tax scheme pay lower tax, have less red tape and can join from outside the EU, says CXC’s Charles Daw.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 28/Aug/2015

News this week covers improved financial services choices; vacancy growth in finance sector; contractor jobs hit by holidays; and expenses tax relief.

IR35 should be abolished for contractors but engagers should pay NICs, says expert

IR35 should be abolished for contractors following Dividend Tax changes but engagers should still make NIC payments, believes IR35 expert David Kirk.

Abolishing contractor expenses tax relief anti-competitive, warns IPSE’s Chamberlain

Contractors to get greater service choices, as CMME acquires Contractor Financials

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 21/Aug/2015

Dividend Tax rules change 2016 – dividend lookup table for at-a-glance tax increases

Contractors using pensions to mitigate Dividend Tax changes must act now, says expert

HMRC clarification of Dividend Tax changes will cost most contractors another £1250

Contractors increasingly used to fill strategic skills gaps, says REC JobsOutlook

Oil and gas contractors forced out of contracting can use MVLs to soften the blow

Contractor prospects in Scotland improve, offering increased contract opportunities

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 14/Aug/2015

APN High Court win by HMRC leaves contractors facing bleak future, warns expert

Contractor agency billings fall during July, as already acute skills shortages worsen

Contractor Doctor: Should I fake sick leave to avoid complications with my agency?

Contractors who fake sick leave to end a contract early may be in breach of contract. A negotiated termination is a more effective outcome.

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim lunch expenses when walking to work?

There are no HMRC rules that prevent a contractor from claiming subsistence expenses just because they walk to work.

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim shared parental leave through my umbrella company?

Contractor Doctor: Why are agencies requesting National Insurance (NI) numbers?

Contractor Doctor: Am I good enough for contracting?

Contractor Doctor: Does hiring other contractors put me outside IR35?

Contractor Doctor: Can umbrella companies withhold holiday pay for days not taken?

Contractor Doctor: Do contract terms still apply if I start the contract early?

Contractor Doctor: Do I need to give notice if there is no written contract?

Contractor Doctor: Can I employ my children via my company?

Contractor Doctor: How can I stay under the VAT threshold when using subcontractors?

Contractor Doctor: Can I withdraw personal cash from my limited company bank account?

Contractor Doctor: Do I have rights if my contract’s terminated because I’m pregnant?

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

Contractor guide to contracting overseas: Denmark

Contractors who register for the Danish expat tax scheme pay lower tax, have less red tape and can join from outside the EU, says CXC’s Charles Daw.

Why contractors need income protection

Contractors need income protection to ensure they and their family have an income if the contractor becomes too ill to work, says CMME’s Andy McBride.

  
     
  

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