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Dave Chaplin

Why real income tax rates are not progressive for many taxpaying contractors

Contractors with children and earnings of over £50,000 per year, and those earning over £100,000 a year, are just not paying progressive rates of tax.

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Contractors to benefit from a “louder, stronger voice” as PCG rebrands to IPSE

Contractors will be “impossible to ignore” with a “louder…voice”, as PCG rebrands to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 29/Aug/2014

News this week covers: economic growth generates contracts; Scotland’s tax laws; construction skills shortages; ISO9001 survey; & HMRC payroll fines.

Contractors to benefit from a “louder, stronger voice” as PCG rebrands to IPSE

Contractors will be “impossible to ignore” with a “louder…voice”, as PCG rebrands to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 29/Aug/2014

News this week covers: economic growth generates contracts; Scotland’s tax laws; construction skills shortages; ISO9001 survey; & HMRC payroll fines.

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

Contractors working on one-off major projects that require sub-contracting may be able to avoid registering for VAT, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

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

Contractors can use cash from their limited company bank account but must maintain a paper trail of expenditure, explains Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

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

Contractor Doctor: I have paid IR35 taxes for seven years. What are my options?

Contractor Doctor: Can I use a doctor’s sick note to defend against contract breach?

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

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim expenses for building an office in my garden?

Contractor Doctor: My spouse has a short-term contract. Should it go via my ltd co?

Contractor Doctor: How do I handle hostility from my client’s permanent employees?

Contractor Doctor: Do I owe my agency damages after it terminated me for being ill?

Contractor Doctor: Is my agency’s restrictive covenant valid after losing PSL status?

Guide to debt recovery using High Court Enforcement

Contractors can use High Court Enforcement as a debt recovery strategy when clients with assets won’t pay, says Burlington Group’s Ross Crawford.

Marginal tax rates explained

Contractors pay very different marginal tax rates depending on their earnings and business/personal circumstances, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

  
  

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