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Dave Chaplin

Contracting’s success is not due to government policies, as Danny Alexander claims

The contracting sector’s ongoing success has been down to hard work by contractors and not through government efforts – it should do less, not more.

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96% of public sector contractors are compliant with off-payroll rules, says Treasury

96% of public sector contractors can demonstrate that their tax affairs are in order, but 94 contractors have been reported to HMRC by the Treasury.

Contractors face long haul for employment status clarity, says OTS review

Contractors will have a long wait before measures can be implemented to introduce clarity and certainty over employment status, says the OTS’s review.

96% of public sector contractors are compliant with off-payroll rules, says Treasury

96% of public sector contractors can demonstrate that their tax affairs are in order, but 94 contractors have been reported to HMRC by the Treasury.

Contractors face long haul for employment status clarity, says OTS review

Contractors will have a long wait before measures can be implemented to introduce clarity and certainty over employment status, says the OTS’s review.

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..

What is IR35? When IR35 applies to contracts explained

IR35 is tax avoidance legislation designed to ensure workers using an intermediary but who are ‘disguised employees’ pay the correct amount of tax.

Dormant company accounts – filing example

Contractors who have a dormant limited company must continue to file basic company information, including abbreviated accounts, with Companies House.

  
  

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