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Professional body urges caution over Off Payroll rollout to private sector Responding to last week’s Budget announcement, The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s (CIOT) main criticism of Philip Hammond’s Red Book was the number of surprise measures that were included with seemingly little or no consultation, with some having immediate effect. In...
Treasury Minister refuses to appear before committee reviewing new Loan Charge rules A treasury minister has refused to appear before a House of Lords committee examining the 2019 Loan Charge as part of their remit to review HMRC’s enforcement powers.  Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride MP was invited...
100 MPs now support revision of Loan Charge legislation The number of MPs backing an Early Day Motion to amend the Loan Charge legislation has risen to 100 on Wednesday, a day after lobbyists slammed Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, accusing him of defamation after he made a statement...
Off Payroll in the Private Sector – Will It Affect Me? Monday’s Budget confirmed that the new Off Payroll IR35 rules will soon be rolled-out to the private sector – but what exactly are the Off Payroll rules and who will be affected? Background The government introduced IR35 in April 2000 to...
How to Make Sure You Get Paid When Contracting There’s nothing worse than having to chase payments from clients whose work you finished a long time ago. What’s even worse is not getting paid at all, and unfortunately, this can happen to anyone. The good news is that there are certain...
Ever since the IT contracting boom of the 90s, limited company contracting has been a sensible and rewarding way to earn a living as a contractor. Combining the flexibility of self-employment with the advantages of corporate tax structures, forming your own contracting company has been the go-to recommendation of...
Agile development denotes a particular collection of software development procedures that organizations can use to influence and enhance collaboration between the differently-tiered teams within it that are self-organizing and multifunctional. These agile development processes work great in ensuring that your organisation achieves well-organised project management that is responsive to...
As a subcategory of Agile Development, Scrum is a popular, lightweight development outline that provides the specific processes needed in order to achieve framework consistency of sprints, for example, by maintaining low overheads while increasing efficiency and output. Scrum development is well-known for its precise models and efficient practices that...
As you step into contracting work, you will need to decide whether to run a limited company or use an umbrella company. Going with an umbrella company has some benefits. A PAYE umbrella is simply a company that acts as the overall employer to agency contractors. The contractors then...
As you start your business in the UK, there will be a number of business structures you can choose from. You can choose a sole trader business structure where you run the business on your own and you keep all the profits, although simple this option leaves your house...