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Relevant Life insurance plans - 10 key facts for contractors

Your company can pay for your life insurance, saving you thousands in tax relief on all the premiums. Switching is easy. Here's how.

|Contractor Life Insurance

Contracting market is “springing back” says specialist SG Accounting

How have contractors coped with the triple whammy of Brexit, the Pandemic and IR35 and is the market now recovering for many?


Off-payroll (IR35) – How to effectively hire using contracted-out services

All parties in the supply-chain should be careful to ensure that the consultancy really is a fully contracted outside service, otherwise they may find themselves subject to considerable future tax bills.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

PGMOL Court of Appeal ruling means CEST overhaul now required

The Court of Appeal has reaffirmed again that the taxman’s interpretation of mutuality of obligation (MOO) is wrong in law.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Marginal tax rates explained - how much tax you pay

You pay very different marginal tax rates depending on your earnings and business/personal circumstances.

|Tax Issues

CEST-gate and DWP’s £87m – to win, don't play the game

IR35 Shield CEO Dave Chaplin analyses the latest episode of CEST-gate and explains why the only winning move is not to use CEST at all.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

BREAKING: IR35 appeal progresses in Mantides UTT as we await PGMOL CoA ruling

Urologist George Mantides has appealed an FTT split decision in the UTT and, so far, emerged victorious, depending on MOO decision from CoA PGMOL.


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Mis-selling victims are being pushed to bankruptcy and suicide

A campaigning group is calling on Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer to demand the Government finds a “fair resolution” to a policy which critics believe could lead to bankruptcies and suicides.

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - Loan Charge

DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status errors

DWP uses CEST for determinations and gets hit for £87m in extra tax.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How serious is the shortage of HGV drivers? IR35 Issues?

There have been tax changes making it more expensive for drivers from elsewhere in Europe to work or be employed here.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC denies misleading MPs over tax avoidance by its contractors

Commons report claimed tax agency put its reputation ‘ahead of telling the truth’ about loan arrangement schemes

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

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HMRC starts IR35 compliance checks in financial services, oil and gas sectors

HMRC has begun formal checks with several firms in the financial services and oil & gas sectors, to review their compliance with the revamped IR35 rules.

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Network Rail U-turns on blanket inside IR35 contractor determinations

The Department for Transport’s 2020-2021 accounts suggest Network Rail has switched up its IR35 compliance strategy, with more than 70% of its contractors now classified as working outside IR35.


IR35 tax fines: 'Any Government department could be next' - will HMRC hit private firms?

Several government departments have fallen foul of the IR35 tax rules by using HMRC's flawed CEST tool.

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