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Forum: The Future of Contracting

Debates on tax, IR35, T&S and the impending zombie apocalypse.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contractors United will never be Shafted!

    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...

    Started by LisaContractorUmbrella, 13th November 2015 10:14
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: New place to debate the future

    I've gathered all the threads and placed them here. This is the place to debate and propose. Usual Professional forum rules apply.

    Started by cojak, 27th August 2015 13:52
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  1. The PS, IR35 and GCloud

    All, 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...

    Started by jonnyboy, 8th December 2016 15:27
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  2. An Agency's View

    Currently recruiting for a SQL developer and spoke to an agency today from our PSL. Talked through a few candidate CVs. As I'm in private sector agent asked if I'd consider someone from the PS (as in the JD I'd stated I need a proactive individual who can work on own initiative .... are PS...

    Started by Whorty, 13th December 2016 20:19
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  3. Public sector IR35 consultation launched

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/off-payroll-working-in-the-public-sector-reform-of-the-intermediaries-legislation Includes the summary of responses to last summer's discussion document.

    Started by teapot418, 26th May 2016 16:04
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  4. Direct or agency April 2017

    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?

    Started by pjt, 27th November 2016 11:33
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  5. Support petition to scrap ICT (Intra Company Transfer) Visa in IT sector

    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. ...

    Started by bks, 26th November 2016 11:47
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  6. PCG and QDOS can save the day with IR35 insurance for agencies

    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...

    Started by Lewis, 1st December 2016 09:40
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  7. End of contractors at any GOV.UK project after April 2017

    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...

    Started by rocktronAMP, 27th November 2016 10:41
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  8. Will Hector come after Public Sector Contractors

    Retrospectively after the IR35 change comes into force?

    Started by Semtex, 3rd November 2016 08:07
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  9. And the first leg is removed

    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 believes public...

    Started by eek, 23rd November 2016 12:38
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  10. PS Contracting Post April 2017 - Work Through 2 LTD Companies

    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??

    Started by pjt, 5th September 2016 12:05
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  11. And the choice will have to be made

    Go permie or try to expand into a proper consultancy....

    Started by eek, 23rd November 2016 13:04
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  12. Tax planning question - spouse resident overseas

    Thanks for your responses. I feel my question should ideally be asked to a professional tax adviser. Thanks for your time anyway.

    Started by thomast, 29th October 2016 20:33
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  13. Thinking outloud - getting round the new PSC rules

    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...

    Started by eek, 7th September 2016 10:19
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  14. Small company taxation review

    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. ...

    Started by ChimpMaster, 8th October 2016 15:44
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  15. ... self-employed and temporary workers to be protected by new laws

    Theresa May paves way for self-employed and temporary workers to be protected by new laws https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/oct/01/theresa-may-hires-former-tony-blair-policy-boss-to-review-workers-rights

    Started by FarmerPalmer, 1st October 2016 11:50
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  16. PS changes April 2017 - caught or not?

    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...

    Started by gisajob, 9th September 2016 07:18
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  17. MVL Clarity

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/corporation-tax-income-tax-and-capital-gains-tax-company-distributions/corporation-tax-income-tax-and-capital-gains-tax-company-distributions If you get ER and start up again doing the same job within two years, you can't keep the tax advantage.

    Started by TheFaQQer, 9th December 2015 14:14
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  18. You're probably not going to like this - we certainly don't

    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...

    Started by IPSE, 21st July 2016 11:58
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  19. Compliance company advising clients to label all contractors as 'supervised'

    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...

    Started by GB9, 27th April 2016 09:06
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  20. Are contracts really worth the paper they are written on

    HI All 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,...

    Started by Shackattack, 12th March 2016 20:30
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