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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.

Autumn Budget 2017: IR35 private sector rollout – consultation announced
The Government will consult on a private sector rollout of the damaging public sector IR35 reforms. Find out what you can do to stop this.

Contractors’ Handbook Edition 3: invaluable guide for new and experienced contractors
The brand new Contractors’ Handbook 3rd Edition is published, providing invaluable, up-to-date guidance for all successful modern-day contractors.

NHS survey: patient care services in crisis as IR35 reforms take their toll
The devastating impact that the IR35 reforms and subsequent skills shortages have had on patient services in the NHS has been exposed in a new survey.

Tunnel vision leaves Chancellor on brink of disastrous IR35 decision, warns IPSE
Public sector chaos and IR35 malpractice by HMRC don’t appear to be enough to deter the Chancellor from introducing a damaging private sector rollout.

IR35 in the public sector: are all NHS locums caught by mutuality of obligation?
By overlooking mutuality of obligation when assessing locums for IR35, the NHS is leaving itself vulnerable to potentially costly judicial reviews.

HMRC deliberately omitted key IR35 case law from CEST tool, reveals NHS webinar
HMRC admits to omitting MOO, a key employment test, from its IR35 tool CEST, yet insists NHS Trustees must use it to evaluate locum staff for IR35.

Eight ‘outside IR35’ assessments not enough to secure NHS consultant outside contract
An NHS consultant has been refused an outside IR35 contract despite proving her status eight times, with the NHS standing by HMRC’s flawed CEST tool.

IR35: New judicial review against NHSI due to incorrect IR35 assessments
Locums continue to be penalised by unqualified, unsupervised NHS admin staff who are making incorrect and/or blanket IR35 assessments

APSCo IR35 Reforms survey highlights damage caused by HMRC
Survey of recruiters reveals IR35 Reforms have damaged the public sector, driving up rates, costs and having an adverse affect on sourcing candidates.

Autumn Budget 2017: IPSE urges Government to seize opportunity to support contractors
With the Autumn Budget less than two months away, IPSE has outlined the measures it believes the Government can take to better support contractors.

IR35 lesson: Latest Addison Lee ruling proves working conditions override paperwork
Failure to consider the working conditions when assessing IR35 could cost contractors thousands, as reinforced in a recent employment tribunal case.

PRISM calls on Government to not extend IR35 reforms to private sector
PRISM calls on the Government to stop and analyse all evidence, before making plans to extend IR35 rules to the private sector.

Will the IR35 reforms hit the private sector soon?
Are the IR35 reforms going to hit the private sector? Decide for yourself as we compare the arguments for and against, then let us know your thoughts.

How to lobby your MP against more damaging IR35 reforms
The recent IR35 reforms caused considerable damage and could hurt you if rolled out to the private sector. Please lobby your MP now to prevent this - here’s how.

Tax and regulatory changes needed as contractor confidence plummets, says IPSE
If the Government wants to keep the UK workforce flexible, it must reassess its tax and regulatory framework, says IPSE’s Simon McVicker.

Public sector IR35 reforms survey: projects crippled by contractor exodus
IT departments and the NHS are amongst the worst hit sectors as a new survey shows the devastating impact of the IR35 reforms on the public sector.

IR35: Addison Lee ruling reinforces that working conditions override written contract
Contractors need to be mindful of their working practices to avoid IR35, after another contract was overridden in an employment tribunal last week.

Warning: Umbrella companies making advance gross payments aren’t compliant with law
Public sector contractors are at risk from a new dodgy umbrella scheme which makes use of ‘bonus’ payments which are liable for tax at a later date.

IPSE calls for more progressive approach from Government to address employment status
IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce shares his take on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, and considers the impact on the contract sector.

Review won't burden professional contractors, Taylor tells ContractorCalculator
Matthew Taylor has told ContractorCalculator’s CEO Dave Chaplin that he has no plans to increase the burden for genuine self-employed contractors.

Contractors could be set to benefit from Government vulnerability, says IPSE chief
A Government in disarray following the General Election could spell good news for contractors in the immediate future, says IPSE chief Chris Bryce.

Legal challenge to IR35 needs your support – please help
A brand new legal challenge to IR35 is underway and needs your support. Please help if you can.

General Election 2017: IPSE chief calls on politicians to acknowledge self-employed
More is required of political parties to recognise and reward the self-employed, says IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce ahead of the General Election.

Experts slam logic underlying the HMRC IR35 tool
IR35 experts have dismissed the credibility of HMRC’s IR35 tool after receiving details of its inner workings. Find out what they say, here.

IR35 reforms: the threat to contractor accountants
Contractor accountants need to take action or else risk losing clients and revenue as a result of the public sector IR35 reforms. Find out why.

NHS locum doctors avoid IR35 by being lured to the private sector
The NHS is suffering as a result of the public sector IR35 reforms as private sector recruiters attract locum doctors with ‘outside IR35’ contracts.

General Election outcome could spell major changes for UK contractors, claims IPSE
Big changes could be on the horizon for UK contractors after the General Election on 8 June, says IPSE deputy director of policy Andy Chamberlain.

Is HMRC facilitating tax avoidance with its own IR35 CEST status tool?
Analysis of HMRC’s CEST tool shows that it can’t be trusted and that it may even be facilitating tax avoidance. Find out how.

Test contractors for IR35 or risk litigation: IPSE’s warning to public sector clients
Public sector clients who don’t take necessary measures to assess contractors for IR35 could risk litigation, warns IPSE chief executive Chris Bryce.

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