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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 11:14
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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. 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 03:39
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  2. 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 18:04
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  3. November 22nd - The death of contracting as we know it

    See today's Sunday Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/philip-hammond-eyes-1bn-budget-raid-on-freelancers-9bm6lsjs6 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 08:15
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  4. 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 11:52
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  5. 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 15:15
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  6. 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 10:22
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  7. 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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  8. 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 16:59
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Public Sector Rules, coming to you soon...

    So who's excited about this? I am. Any glimpse as to whether the new spend spend spend era of Conservatism is going to be funded almost entirely by contractors?

    Started by MarkT, 5th July 2017 13:27
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  12. End of IT contracting this June?

    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,...

    Started by skysies, 26th March 2017 19:07
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  13. IPSE CC Elections

    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. You can find details of this year's election here. The nomination period is open till noon on 5 May. Please think about whether you might be able to bring your experiences to the...

    Started by mudskipper, 25th April 2017 19:01
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  14. Are we really thinking of off payroll rules for Private Sector?

    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...

    Started by MarkT, 6th March 2017 15:37
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  15. Moved: Luck Run Out?

    Started by ContractBunny, 6th March 2017 20:04
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  16. HMRC new assessment tool

    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

    Started by dmini, 4th March 2017 09:28
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  17. Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers

    Has this been posted yet? Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers - BBC News

    Started by pjt, 13th February 2017 10:20
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  18. Teleworking as a sole trader from the UK for a non-EU (Swiss) client (former employer

    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...

    Started by Gonderange 78, 5th February 2017 02:45
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  19. BEIS Work of Work Forum

    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...

    Started by ladymuck, 26th January 2017 09:17
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  20. Contractors need to sell themselves as a Cloud resource

    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...

    Started by cojak, 18th January 2017 08:38
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