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Budget: Page 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Budget 2013: Contractors facing anti-avoidance measures
Contractors are facing further anti-avoidance measures alongside reductions in corporation tax and increased personal allowances.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Budget 2011: Headline points for contractors - IR35 to be enforced better
Key points from the 2011 Budget affecting UK contractors and freelancers

Spending Review offers contractors positive news, but HMRC’s new fund causes concern
Spending Review to benefit contractors by investment in renewables and infrastructure, but will HMRC target flexible workers with its £900m war chest?

Contractor-friendly emergency budget could have a nasty tax-sting in its tail
Many contractors will benefit from the business-friendly budget but increases in capital gains tax and potential pension reform could penalise others.

IR35 will be abolished, says Small Business Minister Mark Prisk
In an interview published in the Telegraph, Small Business Minister announces that small business taxation review will make IR35 redundant.

Budget promises contractors IR35 review, but high-earning contractors face tax hikes
The emergency budget promises an IR35 and small business taxation review alongside lower taxes for business, but also tax hikes for higher earners.

Contractors stand to gain little and lose more from ‘political’ Budget
Contractors can expect a multitude of small tax increases with few gains, and there are no changes to IR35, income shifting or umbrella expenses.

Contractors facing more stealth taxes as ‘sensible’ pre-election Budget is forecast
Contractors should expect few Budget surprises as the Chancellor has limited options, but ClearSky’s Derek Kelly warns of more stealth taxes to come.

Surprise at contractor-neutral Pre-Budget Report, but pensions fallout still unclear
Contractor service providers express surprise at the low impact of the PBR, but the full story of the impact on pension plans is yet to come.

Contractor relief as Chancellor announces low-impact measures in the PBR
Contractor relief as ‘the most flexible labour force in Europe’ benefits from low-impact budget, but banking and tax avoidance schemes are targeted.

Contractors can expect mixed outlook from Pre-Budget Report on 9 December
Chancellor Alistair Darling’s Pre-Budget Report on 9 December 2009 will be eagerly awaited by contractors. What surprises might it hold?

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