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IR35 discussion document shows HMRC and the Treasury are living in tax fantasy land

HMRC’s Intermediaries Legislation discussion document demonstrates the gulf between IR35 reality and the fantasy tax yield predicted by the Treasury.

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 31/July/2015

News this week covers: record contractor confidence levels; increased financial contracting vacancies; CBI Trends Survey; and tax credits deadline.

Buying a newly built home as a contractor

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 31/July/2015

News this week covers: record contractor confidence levels; increased financial contracting vacancies; CBI Trends Survey; and tax credits deadline.

Contractors seeking mortgages must act before interest rate rises, warns expert

Contractors looking for mortgages or to remortgage need to take action now even if rate rises are not anticipated until 2016, says CMME’s Taj Kang.

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Buying a newly built home as a contractor

Contractors will find that mortgage applications for newly built homes are different as lenders requirements are more demanding, says CMME’s Taj Kang.

Contractor mortgages – a guide to the preferred lenders

Contractors can secure highly competitive contracting-specific mortgages from lenders but only through specialist brokers, explains Taj Kang of CMME.

  
     
  

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