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Dave Chaplin

Targeting high earning contractors and non-doms: the politics of envy rarely pay

Contractors and other high earners, now including non-doms, already bear a high tax burden. Pledges to load it up further means we could all lose out.

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 17/Apr/2015

News this week covers: election promises; skills shortages and rate rises; pre-election hiring; oil and gas contractors; and key UK tax dates.

Onshore Employment Intermediaries reporting rules: contractor obligations

Contractors must supply personal data to agencies for the Onshore Employment Intermediaries reporting rules: those that subcontract are also caught.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 17/Apr/2015

News this week covers: election promises; skills shortages and rate rises; pre-election hiring; oil and gas contractors; and key UK tax dates.

Contractor skills shortages worsen, driving up rates in core contracting disciplines

Contractor skills shortages worsened during March 2015, with candidate availability at a six-month low which is driving up rates of pay, says the REC.

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim shared parental leave through my umbrella company?

Umbrella company contractors can claim shared parental leave from their service provider, if they are eligibe, says Parasol's Kerry Harvey.

Contractor Doctor: Why are agencies requesting National Insurance (NI) numbers?

Contractors asked to provide personal information such as NI numbers must do so, as it is unlikely to affect their IR35 status, says Qdos’ Seb Maley.

Contractor Doctor: Am I good enough for contracting?

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

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

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?

Onshore Employment Intermediaries reporting rules: contractor obligations

Contractors must supply personal data to agencies for the Onshore Employment Intermediaries reporting rules: those that subcontract are also caught.

Pension auto-enrolment letters – what contractors should do

Contractors must respond to Pensions Regulator letters with scheme details or reasons why they don’t need one, says Contractor Wealth’s Angela James.

  
     
  

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