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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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A key indicator of the recruitment market has shown that hiring trends remained “subdued” in May, with permanent employment falling for the fifth time in six months, and independent contractor and temporary billings growing at the slowest rate for 73 months. The latest Report On Jobs, a...
New Treasury Minister Jesse Norman has publicly responded to requests to outline his position on the controversial 2019 Loan Charge. Norman, who only became Financial Secretary to the Treasury two weeks ago, has been flooded with requests to prioritise the Loan Charge since the day he became the new Minister...
The controversial 2019 Loan Charge may already have taken effect, but contractor tax campaigners are hoping that a newly-appointed Minister at HM Treasury may offer a more sympathetic ear than the position’s predecessor. Following the resignation of Andrea Leadsom, HMRC Minister Mel Stride was promoted to the position of Leader...
"We’re not ready" screams the contracting sector in response to IR35 Off-Payroll consultation. As per standard practice, the Government launched a consultation earlier this year on the extension of IR35 reforms – officially known as “Off-Payroll” - into the private sector. That consultation ended two weeks ago, and the response...
Over two months after publishing their scathing 89-page report on the 2019 Loan Charge, the cross-party group of MPs set up to scrutinise the unpopular policy has published a “dossier of evidence” outlining the way HMRC has been treating taxpayers facing the Loan Charge. The dossier, prepared...
This Thursday, 20th June, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed (IPSE) will be hosting its annual flagship event, National Freelancers Day, at Kings Place in London. The event will celebrate the UK’s 2 million freelance professionals with an extended day packed full of talks,...
Contract workers and taxpayers affected by the 2019 Loan Charge are being urged to participate in a protest against the controversial tax rules this Saturday, 15th June, in Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s constituency of Runnymede and Weybridge in Surrey. The demonstration will begin at noon in Weybridge before...
A new report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has highlighted the importance of contractors business within the UK economy amidst a shortage of digital skills that is set to skyrocket in the near future. The report, called Delivering Skills for the New Economy, found that demand for digital...
HMRC’s beleaguered Check Employment Status for Tax tool (CEST) has faced fresh criticism this week, in a press release by the national body for taxation in the UK, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). “HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax tool needs to be significantly improved if the rollout of...
2019 has been “a difficult year for freelancers” so far, a recent survey published by independent contractor trade body The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has said. Their latest quarterly Confidence Index survey indicates that 12-month temporary contractor confidence rose slightly but remained low at minus...