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Contractors may end up underwriting George Osborne’s July 2015’s Stability Budget

Contractors may end up underwriting the Chancellor’s Stability Budget in July 2015 by losing tax reliefs and being swept up by anti-avoidance rules.

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ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 22/May/2015

News this week covers: London’s financial sector; digital skills in demand; Scotland’s market recovers; oil & gas investment; & late payments plans.

Digital and big data contractors increasingly in demand to fill widening skills gaps

Contractors with digital and big data skills enjoy increased opportunities, as contracting clients struggle to innovate, says Harvey Nash/KPMG survey.

ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 22/May/2015

News this week covers: London’s financial sector; digital skills in demand; Scotland’s market recovers; oil & gas investment; & late payments plans.

Digital and big data contractors increasingly in demand to fill widening skills gaps

Contractors with digital and big data skills enjoy increased opportunities, as contracting clients struggle to innovate, says Harvey Nash/KPMG survey.

Contractor Doctor: Will my current life insurance cover me when I go contracting?

Contractors with existing life insurance will find the policies are still valid, but they may not provide sufficient cover, says CMME’s Andy McBride.

Contractor Doctor: Should I fake sick leave to avoid complications with my agency?

Contractors who fake sick leave to end a contract early may be in breach of contract. A negotiated termination is a more effective outcome.

Contractor Doctor: Can I claim lunch expenses when walking to work?

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

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

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 Mortgages – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contractors should have no problem securing a competitively priced mortgage from lenders who understand how contracting works, says CMME’s Taj Kang.

Why contractors need life insurance

Contractors don’t have employee benefits, so must ensure their loved ones have a financial safety net if the worst happens, says CMME’s Andy McBride.

  
     
  

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