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Dave Chaplin

The IR35 Forum confirms what we have known since May 2012: the BETs don’t work

An IR35 Forum focus group confirmed what contractors have known for a long time. The Business Entity Tests are not working and should be abolished.

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Contractors with technical and engineering skills in short supply, says JobsOutlook

Contractors with technical and engineering skills, alongside professionals and managers, are in short supply, reports the latest REC JobsOutlook.

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..

Contractors with technical and engineering skills in short supply, says JobsOutlook

Contractors with technical and engineering skills, alongside professionals and managers, are in short supply, reports the latest REC JobsOutlook.

Contractor opportunities in Scotland led by oil and gas and video games

Contractor demand in Scotland is being driven by Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry and Dundee’s video games sector, with worsening contractor shortages.

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?

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.

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..

IR35 taxes uncollectable if contractors’ company has no money

Contractors falling foul of IR35 and whose company has no cash to pay any tax due to HMRC are safe from personal liability, says Qdos’ Andy Vessey.

  
  

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