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Dave Chaplin

Unions are simply wrong about contractor umbrella companies

Unions are attacking the wrong target in their campaign against contractor umbrella companies, which was a blatant tax grab by government and HMRC.

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 19/Dec/2014

News this week covers: expenses tax relief threatened; new subcontracting rules; demand in Scotland; oil & gas rate cuts; and financial IT demand.

Limited and umbrella company contractors unaffected by expenses consultation response

Limited company and umbrella company contractors are unlikely to be affected by the government’s response to the OTS expenses exemptions consultation.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 19/Dec/2014

News this week covers: expenses tax relief threatened; new subcontracting rules; demand in Scotland; oil & gas rate cuts; and financial IT demand.

Limited and umbrella company contractors unaffected by expenses consultation response

Limited company and umbrella company contractors are unlikely to be affected by the government’s response to the OTS expenses exemptions consultation.

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

Contractors hiring other contractors to help complete a contract may be genuinely substituting and so outside IR35, says 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..

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?

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: Does hiring other contractors put me outside IR35?

Contractors hiring other contractors to help complete a contract may be genuinely substituting and so outside IR35, says 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.

  
  

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