Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.
We don't know what's going to happen on 25th November when the Autumn Statement is published but I think we're all agreed that our industry will be hit in some way - whether it will be a swift uppercut or a knock out punch we don't know :eyes Whatever happens I really think that our voice needs to...
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It's that time of year again! I can't improve on TF's excellent post from last year, so I'm not going to try.
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I hope you're all well. Ever since I was made redundant about 7 years ago, I have had short term temporary contracts - the longest has been for 6 months, and generally they are 3 months or shorter. I have over 15 years...
I posted this in another thread but thought it's worth starting a new discussion. Times reported on May planning to end IT contracting in the form we know it. There still will be, but most likely all will be inside IR35.
For someone like me who sees contracting as means for making more money,...
Both myself and my wife contract through the same Limited company, and have done for +10 years. While most of her contracts have been through agencies, mine are usually direct.
Her current contract is with the Public Sector, thru an agency - so there is concern that they'll from April pay her...
Seems to me that prior to the last few budgets/statements this site and others like it have been blind sided with the attacks on Contractors. They've not been able to predict anything from the red box, and have looked a little embarassed afterwards.
There's nothing to be embarassed about, nobody...
Apparently just out ...... fed some of my previous contracts in to it - wonder what others make of it! https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-employment-status-for-tax
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Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers - BBC News
I currently work part-time (60%) dealing with online documentation indexing and organisation for a small Swiss NGO in Geneva. My wife works in the UK and I'm looking to relocate back home, not least because on an NGO salary the cost of accommodation and compulsory health insurance in Geneva is...
EDIT: Sorry for the title typo; should be BEIS World of Work Forum
A group of MPs called the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee are investigating work and employment conditions. You can help them.
Do you have experience of agency work, being self-employed, working casual hours...
I think that we need to look beyond IR35, to see ourselves as working beyond that and to show companies that contractors are still a valuable resource.
As I'm in a project building a new cloud environment for a client, it's suddenly occurred to us that contractors need to sell themselves in the...
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I in need of a little advice as I am really unsure of which path to take
I currently work for 1 agency who provide workers to the NHS, I have just joined another agency to do the same work but in a different trust.
I also run a little cleaning buisiness, dont make much but classed...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case - BBC News
This is going to be interesting.
What is your view of work from the GCLoud in terms of the new proposed IR35 rules?
So GCloud = Public sector portal where PS companies can find services and products from approved suppliers, and visa-versa (companies bidding for PS deliveries)
So if you win a Gcloud contract to supply...
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