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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. Moved: Access Financial

    Started by Talos, 1st June 2016 10:37
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  2. Employment Allowance guidance

    Article here on the Employment Allowance Companies tricked out of employment allowance | AccountingWEB It seems that the guidance imposes conditions not specified in the legislation (minimum earnings for the second employee) Do ya feel lucky, punk?

    Started by teapot418, 18th April 2016 12:48
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  3. Finance bill 2016

    Finance bill for bedtime reading https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/finance-bill-2016-legislation-and-explanatory-notes

    Started by mudskipper, 24th March 2016 13:53
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  4. T&C expenses changes & impact on public sector contacting

    This is my 1st post but have been a long time reader of this forum. I’m currently contracting in the public sector IT (2th Gig + with a few extensions on each ) did contracting for time back in late 90’s (millennium bug paid for my 1st Mercedes at 21 them where the days :banana:) Now all...

    Started by sharky, 18th February 2016 14:23
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  5. Personal service companies : recent debate

    Research Briefings - Personal service companies : recent debate Only skim-read - don't think there's anything we didn't already know, but it's a useful potted history.

    Started by mudskipper, 1st April 2016 09:52
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  6. Moved: Repaying back loans

    Started by doublebubble, 23rd March 2016 13:16
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  7. The death of Public Sector contracting

    Doesn't anybody care? :tumble: I have to wonder that anything prescribed there is only going to come to the rest of us at some point....

    Started by MarkT, 15th March 2016 15:52
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  8. Budget 16th March 2016

    Are we expecting an easy ride on Budget Day? As the finances have got tighter in the past few months I would not be surprised to find something hidden away on the day. Remember IR35 was not leaked at the time and was a small note in the Budget documents, let's hope that we don't get...

    Started by Waldorf, 29th February 2016 14:34
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  9. NHS cap on premium foragency workers - implication for contractors?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/468432/Agency_rules_consultation_final_document.pdf Interesting read if anyone works in or around the NHS. It refers to agency staff, and hourly rates so I'm not sure if it would apply to contractors (though there is a...

    Started by Danglekt, 6th November 2015 13:18
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  10. Property Income Allowance

    When listening to Georgie bashing on about how great he and his plan are, this caught my attention: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2016-documents/budget-2016 Section 4.6 For those of use who WFH, is rent from MyCo "property income"?

    Started by WordIsBond, 16th March 2016 13:26
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  11. New Osborne Threat to Contractors

    Osborne plans crackdown on income tax loophole - Citywire Money It hasn't gone away...

    Started by Chutley, 14th March 2016 18:21
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  12. OTS Small Company Taxation Review

    First area of further investigation is recommended as 'look through'. There's a surprise.

    Started by GB9, 3rd March 2016 14:48
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  13. Can anyone personally recommend a good IR35 solicitor?

    I would like to get my contracts checked over to see if they fall within IR35. At present I get clients via agencies, therefore the agent does the contract. However now I want to start doing my own. Has anyone worked with a good solicitor who can draft IR35 compliant contracts which can be...

    Started by Contabilidad, 23rd February 2016 16:55
    agencies, ir35, legal, solicitor, tax
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  14. The future of IT contracting in Europe

    I have been contracting in mainland Europe for the the past 5 years. Just like Osborne in UK, in Germany a certain Frau Andrea Nahles is making the lives of IT contractors in Germany difficult and the future looks bleak. The trend seems to be be pretty much the same everywhere at the moment. If...

    Started by Casall, 20th February 2016 19:49
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  15. Quick summary of impending changes in April

    Hi, I've seen some of the changes to dividend tax that the Chancellor has mentioned. Can someone clarify if this is definitely happening and what to do next financial year? Currently I operate as a Ltd company and am the only employee/director. I take about £10k as salary and the rest as...

    Started by too_many_details, 12th February 2016 16:21
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  16. Twitter chat today for umbrella users

    Not sure if anyone else has seen this, but Louisa@InTouch is doing a Twitter chat offering advice for those using umbrella companies today in 15 minutes :) https://www.ipse.co.uk/news/everything%E2%80%99s-about-change-umbrella-workers-prepare-now Twitter: https://twitter.com/IntouchAcc

    Started by TheFaQQer, 17th February 2016 10:46
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  17. HMRC want to hear from us

    Today I received an email from HMRC (I subscribe to their help and support emails) which given the current potential changes to T&S etc. I thought might be worth publishing on here. A verbatum copy of the email is as follows: Hello Subscriber, The Government has appointed Julie Deane OBE,...

    Started by Yorkie62, 12th November 2015 16:27
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  18. Will contracting go out with a bang or a whimper?

    ...or are things rarely as good or as bad as they first appear? I'm just wondering about the consequences of the April tax changes going though virtually as-is. Let's face it - all of this consultation is so much window-dressing fluff. Lobbying by non-party-donating stakeholders in the recent...

    Started by cojak, 6th October 2015 16:35
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  19. IR35 forum minutes

    from December are published https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ir35-forum No great revelations.

    Started by teapot418, 3rd February 2016 11:29
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  20. The rise of the Gig economy

    Yes its the Daily Telegraph but this is what any tax system needs to be based upon The self-employed will overtake the public sector with the ‘gig economy’ - Telegraph

    Started by eek, 19th January 2016 08:18
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