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...
I've gathered all the threads and placed them here.
This is the place to debate and propose.
Usual Professional forum rules apply.
Includes the summary of responses to last summer's discussion document.
So come April will going direct have any advantages over agency in the public sector? I'm currently direct but thinking agencies may have some structure setup to get round the new rules. I don't see that being possible direct. Anyone got any thoughts?
It has become almost impossible to find IT jobs and contracts in UK, mainly due to import (immigration) of IT staff on ICT (Intra company Transfer) visa by companies like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, IBM, Tech-Mahindra, Cognigant etc (just to name a few)! Several IT workers in UK are unemployed.
I'm sure the PCG and QDOS have considered this already, but they could perhaps save the day by coming up with an insurance product for agencies/intermediaries.
After all the IR35 legislation has not actually changed. QDOS and PCG are currently insuring contractors directly, why can they not...
Sunday morning reading, ruminating and musing
Based the recent Autumn 2016 statement from the chancellor
"From 6th April the responsibility for determining IR35 status in public sector engagements will shift from the contractor to the party paying them, which will usually be the recruitment...
Retrospectively after the IR35 change comes into force?
4.11 Off-payroll working rules – Following consultation, the government will reform the offpayroll
working rules in the public sector from April 2017 by moving responsibility for operating
them, and paying the correct tax, to the body paying the worker’s company. The government
If the expected changes to public sector contracting come in next April whats to stop someone just setting up 2 LTD companies and sub contracting the gig through one to the other. Surely this way the first company would be liable for making the tax choices for the other. Am I over simplifying this??
Go permie or try to expand into a proper consultancy....
Thanks for your responses. I feel my question should ideally be asked to a professional tax adviser. Thanks for your time anyway.
Now my plan for getting round the new PSC rules is very simple. Write code, creating a set of packages that I can sell to others and stop being a bum on seat contractor but I've been thinking (dangerous I know).
The one get out clause in the new PSC rules is where materials are provided and...
Just wondering how the government would implement this for businesses that are already operating and have cash in their accounts. For example, retrospection wouldn't work due to corp. taxes, VAT etc already having been paid.
Theresa May paves way for self-employed and temporary workers to be protected by new laws
Hi everyone. Looking for some opinion on whether I am likely to be caught be the proposed PS changes coming in next year.
Situation is as follows: I am a Ltd Co. contractor, working (at the moment) on a large, Government funded infrastructure project. The end client is a subsidiary company of...
If you get ER and start up again doing the same job within two years, you can't keep the tax advantage.
A short while back - before all the Brexit furore - HMRC announced worrying plans to radically change the way IR35 works for public sector engagements. IPSE will robustly fight the plans announced in the consultation, published on May 26th, which the government intends to come into force from April...
According to the article on today's home page, CXC Global (never heard of them before) are advising end clients to label contractors as 'supervised', or at least that's how it reads.
The article refers to an agency that appear to have advised clients to do the opposite. I assume because the...
I recently started a contract for a well known food and clothing retailer as a delivery manager.
The job I applied for was PM but for some reason in the interview they gave me a role of Software Release Manager.
As soon as a started it became clear the whole thing was badly managed,...
It's that time of year again - IPSE CC elections are open for nominations until Thursday at 6pm, with 12 places available. You can read about the election here and you can read about what the CC does and why you should consider it here.
So this is my appeal to try to encourage those that are...
Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.
Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.
Order threads in...
Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.