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Dave Chaplin

The UK’s real income tax rates should motivate everyone to go contracting

Contractors can control what they pay themselves and so avoid the UK’s real income tax rates, which should convince any employee become a contractor.

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Oil and gas contractors are well positioned to ease the acute shortages of key onshore skills identified by the latest Oil & Gas UK Economic Report.

Contracts tainted with illegality are unlikely to be enforceable

Contractors who enter into a contract that is ‘tainted with illegality’ may find that the agreement is unenforceable, explains Roger Sinclair of Egos.

Oil and gas contractors can help meet acute onshore skills shortages in key roles

Oil and gas contractors are well positioned to ease the acute shortages of key onshore skills identified by the latest Oil & Gas UK Economic Report.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 26/Sept/2014

News this week covers: abolish BETs; overpaying tax & IR35 risk; devolved UK tax; Labour Party Conference; oil & gas prospects; and new EU VAT rules.

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

Limited company contractors can employ children over the age of 13, but there are marginal tax benefits & many pitfalls, says InTouch’s Clare Rickman.

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?

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?

Contracts tainted with illegality are unlikely to be enforceable

Contractors who enter into a contract that is ‘tainted with illegality’ may find that the agreement is unenforceable, explains Roger Sinclair of Egos.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme – choosing the correct percentage

Contractors don’t always fit neatly into HMRC’s VAT Flat Rate Scheme Trade Sectors & choose the correct percentage, says Abbott Moore’s James Abbott.

  
  

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