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Employment Status Review – Part 1: the challenges and how it could affect contractors

The OTS is examining the line between employment and self-employment and the outcome may affect contractors. Defining the problem is the start point.

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Successful contractors must develop a contracting mindset that is distinct from that of a permie, says financial IT business analyst Eleanor Miller.

Accelerated Payment Notices (APN) – guide for contractors

Contractors who have used tax avoidance schemes could receive an Accelerated Payment Notice (APN) requiring them to pay the disputed tax up front.

Successful contracting requires mindset change, believes business analyst contractor

Successful contractors must develop a contracting mindset that is distinct from that of a permie, says financial IT business analyst Eleanor Miller.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 21/Nov/2014

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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?

Contractors requested & agreeing to start work on a contract early are likely to find that all the terms will apply, explains Roger Sinclair of Egos.

Accelerated Payment Notices (APN) – guide for contractors

Contractors who have used tax avoidance schemes could receive an Accelerated Payment Notice (APN) requiring them to pay the disputed tax up front.

IR35 applies to office holders unless there is no personal service

IR35 will apply to any contractor who becomes an office holder unless they can prove that personal service is not required, says Andy Vessey of Qdos.

  
  

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