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Contractor Calculator Newsletter, May 2017: Election outcome could spell major changes for UK contractors

Dear Contractor

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of our Contractor Newsletter. With the IR35 public sector reforms now live we reflect on the farcical implementation IPSE considers what could be next for contractors based on the outcome of the General Election. Our features this month focus on those starting contracting, the main barriers, how to write your CV, and the basics to beat IR35 from the start of a contract.


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 status tool?

Analysis of HMRC's Employment Status Service shows that it can't be trusted and that it may even be facilitating tax avoidance. Find out how.


10 reasons why the public sector IR35 reforms have been a farce

From its proposal to its implementation, HMRC's management of the public sector IR35 reforms has been a complete shambles. Here are ten reasons why.

Event Contracts alone won't protect contractors from IR35

A contract between a contractor and a client is not necessarily a defence against a determined HMRC IR35 investigation.

Event 6 classic barriers to starting contracting and how to beat them

Would-be contractors often believe that there are too many barriers to going contracting, but most can be overcome, or are simply contracting myths.

Event The 5 step IR35 defence before signing the contract

Follow these 5 easy steps before signing and starting your contract to ensure IR35 does not apply to you.

Event Contractors must not be 'part and parcel' of clients to avoid IR35

One of the tests used to prove employment status is being 'part and parcel' of an organisation. You should avoid this at all cost.

Event 10 must-have features of a killer CV

A good CV can be the difference between a successful contracting career and years spent being overlooked. Here are ten features of a killer CV.

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