ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 08/June/2012
News this week includes contractor demand; tax tribunal backlog; economic slowdown; screening software woes; and the taxman may take strike action.
ContractorCalculator Market Report June 2012
Contractors are well positioned to provide solutions to many of the economic, skills shortages and labour force challenges facing the UK economy.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 01/June/2012
News this week includes ‘controlling person’ and ‘off-payroll’ rules; AWR impact; global IT/engineering demand; new tax app; and oil & gas strategy.
Winning the war for talent: connecting contractors and clients in closed communities
Elevate’s MD Dan Collier explains how new sourcing models connect contractors and clients in closed environments, helping win the war for talent.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 25/May/2012
News this week includes new ‘off-payroll’ rules; Scotland’s contractor demand; HMRC under fire; 30% income tax plan; oil/gas boost; & skills potholes.
Public sector contractors may be forced into PAYE under new ‘off-payroll’ rules
Limited company contractors with public sector clients are facing new ‘off-payroll’ rules that could force them into PAYE or out of work.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief - 18/May/2012
News this week includes the latest IR35 insights; P35 advice; contractor demand data; partial financial sector recovery; & HMRC service improvements.
No certainty from HMRC’s new IR35 framework, but the policy debate must be sustained
No certainty for limited company contractors yet, but the policy debate is far from over, say OTS Tax Director John Whiting and PCG’s Simon McVicker.
P35 guidance: unsure contractors should answer ‘no’ to service co question, says HMRC
Contractors are not legally obliged to answer the P35 question 6, ‘Are you a Service Company?’, and if they’re unsure should answer ‘no’.
“Keep calm and contract on”, IR35 experts tell contractors following HMRC’s new tests
It’s IR35 business as usual for contractors – IR35 experts Andy Vessey of Qdos and Kate Cottrell of Bauer & Cottrell respond to the new HMRC tests.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 11/May/2012
News this week includes HMRC’s updated IR35 processes; IR35 Forum members speak out; contractor demand; oil & gas sector upbeat; & AWR threat ongoing.
HMRC’s new IR35-related business entity tests, scenarios & guidance finally launched
HMRC has announced its new IR35 regime which includes the business entity tests, six IR35 risk scenarios and guidance for contractors.
Demand sustained for contractors in IT and engineering as contract market falters
Contractor demand in the core contracting disciplines of IT and engineering is sustained despite softening conditions in the wider contract market.
The tax avoidance arms race is MAD: mitigation, avoidance and disclosure
The tax mitigation arms race between HMRC and tax advisors leads to a never-ending cycle of mitigation, avoidance and disclosure, says David Colom.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 5/May/2012
News this week includes contractor demand still growing; limited company public sector contractors threatened; recruiter fined; and tax take growth.
ContractorCalculator Market Report May 2012
Contractors across all disciplines appear to have encouraging prospects, but UK economic performance and the eurozone crisis remain a concern.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief 27/April/2012
News this week includes HMRC’s IR35 business entity test; umbrella contractor earnings; conflicting economic data; HMRC ADR trial; & marketing uplift.
Contractors underpin NHS IT delivery, reveals recruiter Don Tomlinson
Limited company contractors deliver IT services essential to keeping vital NHS systems running, explains recruiter Don Tomlinson of agency max20.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 20/April/2012
News this week includes 20% readership growth for ContractorCalculator; still no HMRC contractor business tests; and interims flourishing abroad.
ContractorCalculator sees 20% rise to 156,346 unique visitors, shows latest ABC audit
ContractorCalculator’s ninth ABC audit shows that readership increased by 20% over the last 12 months to 156,346 unique users viewing 552,640 pages.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 13/April/2012
News this week includes Chancellor’s tax avoidance ‘shock’; AWR impacts client hiring; real-time payroll pilot starts; and government IT numbers fall.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 5/April/2012
News this week includes: trouble ahead for new contractor business tests; positive signs for contracts from corporates; and tax simplification doubts.
HMRC’s business entity tests for contractors may already be unravelling
Concerns are being raised about the scoring and weighting of HMRC’s new business entity tests, which could class most contractors as ‘at risk’.
Financial services sees rising growth, optimism and jobs – new contracts could follow
Contractors can look forward to improving contract opportunities in financial services firms, with rates also likely to increase for some skills.
ContractorCalculator Market Report April 2012
Contractors in the core contracting disciplines of engineering, IT & interim management continue to experience sustained demand and positive outlooks.
Breaking news: 10,000 HMRC inspectors being hired to target ‘disguised businesses’
Exclusive: Buried in the post-Budget Finance Act are plans for 10,000 extra HMRC inspectors to enforce new rules targeting ‘disguised businesses’.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 30/Mar/2012
News this week includes new IR35 HMRC business test; energy sector skills shortage; GAAR takes shape; ongoing AWR impact; late payment; & HMRC update.
IR35 Forum reveals HMRC to publish IR35 Business Test in April 2012
Contractors learn from the latest IR35 Forum that HMRC intends to publish online its new IR35 Business Test and IR35 risk scenarios in April 2012.
ContractorCalculator: Contracting news in brief – 23/Mar/2012
News this week is led by the 2012 Budget with its ominous IR35 & anti-avoidance message; Scotland’s market on a high; PCG survey; & HMRC P35 move.
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.
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