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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  1. Charlie and Thomas -- Another Nice Example from HMRC

    The HMRC Consultation on IR35 includes another example of HMRC's one-sided "analysis." On page nine, Charlie and Thomas are compared. I'll assume you all can read it, I won't give the details. After the infamous Ben/Jo case study of 2015, I don't trust them anymore, so I decided to run some...

    Started by WordIsBond, 21st May 2018 18:37
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  2. Statement of Work Contracts

    We roll out our pilot for this product later in the month. Just going through the process of signing off the client and contractor terms. Would be interested in hearing of experiences people have had with these.

    Started by Andy Hallett, 13th April 2018 10:56
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  3. IR35 fast track catch up

    Posted in the wrong place !

    Started by rootsnall, 27th March 2018 16:32
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  4. Off Payroll working - written ministerial statement 13th March 2018

    In the coming months the Government will publish: Off-payroll working—a consultation on how to tackle non-compliance in the private sector, drawing on the experience of the public sector reform. The Government will work with businesses and individuals to mitigate the potential administrative...

    Started by webberg, 14th March 2018 11:12
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  5. Nightmare becomes reality

    And so it starts !!

    Started by regron, 7th March 2018 09:29
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  6. IR35 Forum Minutes from December

    Can be found here.

    Started by TheFaQQer, 5th February 2018 08:56
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  7. Moved: Sub Contractor/Employed

    Started by Redd, 1st March 2018 08:06
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  8. Taylor Review

    <placeholder> In the process of being leaked here FWIW. Full report next week... EDIT: full report here.

    Started by jamesbrown, 7th July 2017 21:30
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  9. Specialist roles outside IR35

    Hi and happy new year all, Just wanted to check my understanding. I am a very niche contractor, there are maybe 100 guys in the UK with my skills. This automatically places me outside of IR35, right? I am considering a long gig in UK (maybe up to 2 years work). Thanks and may the...

    Started by Tonymustwearbriefs, 1st January 2018 12:20
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  10. Treasury response to "Don't extend IR35 reforms to Private sector" petition (no news)

    The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Do not extend IR35 legislation to the private sector.”. Government responded: The government will consult on how to tackle non-compliance with the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, drawing on the experience of recent...

    Started by matzie, 1st December 2017 02:39
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  11. Moved: Contractor payroll

    Started by Maya1, 28th December 2017 09:44
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  12. Telegraph article on IR35 impact

    &#39;Tax crackdown on the self-employed has cost me £1,000 a month – and it will only get worse&#39;

    Started by meanttobeworking, 14th December 2017 09:31
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  13. How many contractors does it need to be a business rather than a PSC?

    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...

    Started by b r, 26th November 2016 17:04
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  14. November 22nd - The death of contracting as we know it

    See today's Sunday Times - No mention of IPSE instead its Julia Kermode of of the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association the BMA and someone at EY stating its a bad idea... But...

    Started by eek, 29th October 2017 07:15
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  15. More "Gig Economy" news: Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay

    Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay - BBC News

    Started by meanttobeworking, 29th November 2017 10:52
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  16. Unite warns against private sector rollout of IR35 changes

    Link “In a bid to boost their flagging finances the government is intent on pushing tens of thousands of workers into the misery of being employed by umbrella companies and taxed like millionaires. “Unite fully supports a crackdown on bogus self-employment which denies workers even the most...

    Started by TheFaQQer, 23rd November 2017 14:15
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  17. So what now?

    "Therefore the government will carefully consult on how to tackle non-compliance in the private sector, drawing on the experience of the public sector reforms, including through external research already commissioned by the government and due to be published in 2018" So there we have it - a...

    Started by MarkT, 23rd November 2017 09:22
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  18. Volunteers needed

    I am an infrequent visitor to this section of the forum but I'm looking for some help. We are looking at what might happen in the contracting sector and what contractors might be looking for now and in the near future. We have surveyed our own group of clients and have had a largely positive...

    Started by webberg, 13th November 2017 15:59
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  19. Blue sky thinking - should we be looking at Plan B alternatives to "PSCs"

    OK, complete blue sky thinking, but given the doom and gloom around should we be at least thinking about possible alternatives to PSCs as these seem to be the target for hector while the likes of the big consultancies who are effectively doing something similar escape the rectal probe. A guy on...

    Started by SimonMac, 23rd August 2017 13:13
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  20. Corbyn vs HMRC

    Who will be the one to kill contracting in 2018?

    Started by oliverson, 27th September 2017 14:00
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