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Autumn Budget 2017: The key announcements affecting contractors

The Autumn Budget 2017 yielded mixed outcomes for contractors. Find out the good news and the bad news to come out of Parliament this afternoon.

Others | Wed, 22 Nov 2017

Spring Budget 2017 for contractors: Chancellor sustains attack on contractors

Budget 2017: Further bad news for contractors as additional measures announced to increase the tax take from the self-employed.

Others | Wed, 08 Mar 2017

Budget 2016: Contracting’s stakeholders react to tax avoidance crackdown

Contracting stakeholders have warned of the potential impact of the Government’s latest clampdown on ‘tax avoidance’, announced in the 2016 Budget.

Others | Thu, 17 Mar 2016

Budget 2016: public sector contractors face tax avoidance crackdown from 2017

Public sector contractors face a tax avoidance crackdown from April 2017, says Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget 2016.

Others | Wed, 16 Mar 2016

Autumn Statement 2015 - key points for contractors

Chancellor George Osborne announces Government’s Spending Review outcomes and tax changes likely to impact on contractors and the contracting sector.

Others | Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Contractors & small business owners to pay 7.5% more tax on dividends from April 2016

Contractors and small business owners to pay extra 7.5% tax following dividend tax reforms, works out at £2,400 more a year for basic rate payers.

Others | Wed, 08 Jul 2015

Contractors should mainly benefit from Budget 2015, say contracting experts

Contractors will mostly benefit from the measures proposed in the 2015 Budget, despite the umbrella expenses review, explain contracting experts.

Others | Thu, 19 Mar 2015

Budget 2015 for contractors - key points

Contractors face a mixed bag from the Budget 2015 including measures tackling umbrella expenses, pensions, abolishing tax returns and oil tax cuts.

Others | Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Why contractors are the real winners from the 2014 Budget. Mostly.

Contractors stand to gain disproportionately from the pension and savings reforms in George Osborne’s 2014 Budget – but there are caveats.

Others | Wed, 26 Mar 2014

2014 Budget: Contractors at every stage of a contracting career will find some cheer

Contractors of all ages look set to benefit from the 2014 Budget, as Abbott Moore’s James Abbott and an expert IFA explain.

Others | Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Contractors with savings and pensions gain from contractor-neutral 2014 Budget

Contractors with pensions and savings stand to gain the most from the 2014 Budget, alongside engineering, construction and oil and gas contractors.

Others | Wed, 19 Mar 2014

Contracting sector unimpressed by 2013 Budget’s minimal action to promote growth

Contractors can expect few immediate benefits and no real growth agenda from Chancellor George Osborne’s 2013 Budget, agree contracting experts.

Others | Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Contractors facing anti-avoidance measures

Contractors are facing further anti-avoidance measures alongside reductions in corporation tax and increased personal allowances.

Others | Wed, 20 Mar 2013

Contractor pensions biggest casualty of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Contractor pension tax relief and income tax thresholds will hit contractors’ pockets, according to the Autumn Statement by Chancellor George Osborne.

Others | Wed, 05 Dec 2012

Budget 2012: PSC anti-avoidance measures unlikely to apply to most contractors

The Chancellor’s unexpected personal service company anti-avoidance measures announced in the Budget 2012 shouldn’t affect most contractors.

Others | Thu, 22 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: IR35 reinforcement clouds otherwise positive Budget for contractors

Contractors are facing a reinforced IR35 in 2012, and the Government has promised to introduce new anti-avoidance measures for PSCs in 2013.

Others | Wed, 21 Mar 2012

Budget 2012 and contractors: what’s known on IR35 and other tax changes

Budget 2012 pre-announcements mean contractors already know many of the Chancellor’s plans – here is a round-up of what could be expected from 12:30.

Others | Wed, 21 Mar 2012

Contractors to benefit from measures announced in the Autumn Statement

Contractors are likely to be better off, with no new tax increases and many new market opportunities revealed in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Others | Tue, 29 Nov 2011

Budget 2011 reaction - IR35 retained, as abolition risks falling tax revenues

Contractors must endure IR35 for the foreseeable future, until a possible merger of income tax and NI proposed in the 2011 Budget makes it irrelevant.

Others | Wed, 23 Mar 2011

Contractors remain subject to IR35, while income tax and NI may merge – Budget 2011

Contractors remain subject to IR35 as the Chancellor George Osborne delivers a 2011 Budget that proposes the merger of income tax and NI.

Others | Wed, 23 Mar 2011