Experts warn against gross contractor pay

, 16 April 2014

Accountancy experts say that any agency that pays their contractors gross could end up in some very hot water with the taxman at the end of the day.

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Limit red tape to once a term, FSB pleads

, 14 April 2014

If there's one thing the Government loves it's red tape - especially when it comes to employment regulations - but the FSB says enough is enough!

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Credit conditions for self-employed still dismal

, 09 April 2014

Small businesses and self-employed Brits are still having a devil of a time securing credit in order to grow their companies, according to the Bank of England.

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EDM needs to be reviewed, say contractor bodies

, 07 April 2014

Three separate contracting industry bodies have come out in protest of the taxman's Elective Deduction Model, claiming it fosters excessive tax avoidance.

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No late payment help from the Government despite promises

, 02 April 2014

Late payments, the bane of any contractor or freelancer's existence, are going to continue to be a thorn in the side of the self-employed going forward.

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Budget fallout: tax avoidance definitions ‘hurt charities’

, 31 March 2014

The Charity Tax Group has taken umbrage at the new Budget, remarking that new tax avoidance definitions hurt charities and let tax evaders off with impunity.

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Budget speech reiterates chancellor’s focus on tax avoidance

, 26 March 2014

Contract workers beware: the chancellor's recent Budget speech reiterates once more the focus George Osborne wants to place on tax avoidance issues.

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Are the Government’s tax avoidance measures working?

, 24 March 2014

You know things are bad when the Treasury Committee takes a good long look at your figures and declares, 'well we're really not sure what exactly is happening.'

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HMRC puts the screws to employers over RTI

, 19 March 2014

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has begun to use the hard sell when it comes to the adoption of its new Real Time Information PAYE system in a major way.

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Chancellor launches yet another tax evasion campaign

, 17 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne, in his infinite wisdom, has gone ahead with plans for an all-new campaign to stamp out tax evasion once and for all.

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Harry Styles: the saviour of the contract worker?

, 12 March 2014

Right, so it's finally happened: tax avoidance has gotten so bad here in the UK that now boy bands are weighing in on the problem.

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HMRC walk off with record haul in extra tax from contractors

, 10 March 2014

Contractors in the construction industry have been pumping record numbers of extra tax into Treasury coffers this year - to the tune of a massive £122 million.

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Contractors can’t be complacent, PCG warns

, 05 March 2014

Now is not the time to fall into complacency if you're a freelancer or umbrella company contractor according to the Professional Contractor's Group.

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National Insurance to get a cosmetic name change?

, 03 March 2014

So let me get this right: some MP thinks that by changing the name of National Insurance to "Earnings Tax" will make it more understandable?

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