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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.

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How contractors can close down their limited companies

If a contractor changes career path or decides for another reason that their limited company is no longer needed, they can choose to close it down.

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Off-Payroll Tax to go ahead in April 2020 despite review, announces Treasury

Government has launched a review of the Off-Payroll legislation yet still intends to extend the rules to the private sector in April 2020.


What employee benefits do contractors not get?

Here are some of the important differences when comparing the situations of contractors versus permanent employees.

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Rough Tax Justice: ‘Team RALC’ dissects its IR35 Tribunal victory

Chris Leslie of Tax Networks Ltd and ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin dissect Team RALC’s IR35 Tribunal victory over HMRC.


HMRC pulls wool over NAO’s eyes during CEST enquiry

HMRC has responded to the NAO’s CEST enquiry with familiar standard responses, reinforcing the urgent need for a comprehensive IR35 review.


OFF-PAYROLL / IR35: How to combat an unfair CEST determination

Are you being unfairly treated due to a CEST determination? Here's how to combat unfair CEST


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New IR35 rules could hit oil and gas workers hard, MP warns - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

North-east oil and gas workers face a 25% loss of earnings if new tax rules come into effect next year, an MP has warned.

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - IR35

Sajid Javid announces Conservatives will review IR35 in 2020

In a potential breakthrough for the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that they will review the controversial IR35 legislation

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - IR35

Business urges delay to tax changes affecting temporary workers

Research shows many businesses are underprepared as April deadline looms.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - IR35

These Men Killed Themselves After The Government Hit Them With Historic Tax Demands

"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: It has essentially destroyed our family."

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - Tax Issues

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Accountancy Age

IR35: Four out of ten companies considering dropping contractors

Four out of ten businesses are considering phasing out contractors when IR35 legislation is introduced, according to a survey just out.

HR Review

Review in to IR35 officially launched by Government

According to the Government “the review will determine if any further steps can be taken to ensure the smooth and successful implementation of the reforms, which are due to come in to force in April 2020.”


Not enough time for full off-payroll review say industry bodies

Recruitment and freelancer trade bodies have raised concerns over whether the timing of a review into off-pay working rules will allow MPs sufficient time to effectively scrutinise the reform.

Computer Weekly

Government confirms IR35 private sector reforms under review ahead of April 2020 start date

The Government is honouring its pledge to embark on a review of its plans to extend the IR35 off-payroll rules to the private sector that will focus on ensuring the changes are introduced in a “smooth” way in April 2020.

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