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NEWSLETTER September 2017

Contractor Calculator Newsletter, Sep 2017: Public sector IR35 reforms survey: projects crippled by contractor exodus

Dear Contractor

Welcome to the Sep 2017 edition of our Contractor Newsletter. We release our comprehensive survey into the IR35 Reforms revealing complete chaos caused by the reforms. IPSE calls on the Government to avoid further damage being done to the UK freelance sector. Our features focus on security clearance, effective contracting skills and considerations when buying a home.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Event IR35 and contractual paperwork: How important is it really?

Is your contract worth the paper it's written on when it comes to an IR35 investigation? Yes and no is the surprising answer. Find out why.

Event Contractor mortgages: mortgage products available

There are many contractor mortgage options, but they're generally not available from high-street lenders

Event Why contractors make more money than employees

Employees make less money than contractors. It's that simple. Taxes and the inability to deduct expenses take a terrible toll on what employees earn. Contractors don't have these burdens.

Event Contracting and security clearance: a guide for contractors

Why you need security clearance to work as a contractor on certain public sector projects.

Event Effective contracting skills and experience keep contractors in well-paid contracts

“Contracting skills” are a combination of those commercial and business skills plus experience that are needed to secure regular, well-paid contracts.

Q. Should I keep cash in my company or pay off my mortgage?
A. Contractors should consider their options before deciding to pay-off debts or delay dividends as it may save tax, says Abbott Moore's James Abbott.
10, Aug, 2017 | Contractor Doctor Q+A
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