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Late payment solution unlikely unless new laws are passed

Contractors will be forever bedevilled by late and non-payment by clients and agencies unless new legislation with real teeth & enforcement is passed.

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Late payment solution unlikely unless new laws are passed

Contractors will be forever bedevilled by late and non-payment by clients and agencies unless new legislation with real teeth & enforcement is passed.

Ensuring you get paid when contracting

Contractors are small businesses so, unlike employees, are not guaranteed payment for their work and must adopt strategies to ensure they are paid.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 23/Jan/2015

News this week covers: contracting in Scotland; financial sector growth; late payment conciliation; data protection breaches; and HMRC phishing guide.

Contractor demand in Scotland ends 2014 with solid performance, focusing on Edinburgh

Contracting market activity centred on Edinburgh during December 2014, with IT, engineering & financial contractor sectors performing well at yearend.

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

Contractors hiring other contractors to help complete a contract may be genuinely substituting and so outside IR35, says Roger Sinclair of Egos.

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

Umbrella companies, like any employer, should pay holiday pay, but employees should also take holidays, says Parasol’s Juliet Byrne..

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 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?

Ensuring you get paid when contracting

Contractors are small businesses so, unlike employees, are not guaranteed payment for their work and must adopt strategies to ensure they are paid.

End of year tax return tips

Contractors can apply a range end of year tax return tips to ensure they file on time and maximise tax efficiency, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

  
  

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