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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. 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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  2. 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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    26th January 2017 11:30 Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. HMRC off payroll decision service

    You can check it out here:

    Started by swamp, 25th November 2016 20:32
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  5. Moved: Staying in the same public sector contract after April 2017

    Started by neil99, 22nd August 2016 13:45
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  6. Moved: Two Person Ltd - one half mainly focused on public sector - one not

    Started by Wonky, 10th January 2017 14:10
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  7. Moved: Results of the public sector consultation is up

    Started by eek, 5th December 2016 13:58
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  8. Moved: How do you know if your contract is public sector

    Started by jonnieboy, 5th January 2017 15:00
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  9. Limited company IR35

    Hi all, I in need of a little advice as I am really unsure of which path to take I currently work for 1 agency who provide workers to the NHS, I have just joined another agency to do the same work but in a different trust. I also run a little cleaning buisiness, dont make much but classed...

    Started by mimi26, 9th January 2017 12:32
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  10. Bike courier wins her court case

    Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case - BBC News This is going to be interesting.

    Started by cojak, 6th January 2017 19:18
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  11. 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 16:27
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  12. 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 21:19
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  13. Public sector IR35 consultation launched Includes the summary of responses to last summer's discussion document.

    Started by teapot418, 26th May 2016 16:04
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  14. 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 12:33
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  15. 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 12:47
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  16. 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 10:40
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  17. 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 11:41
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  18. Will Hector come after Public Sector Contractors

    Retrospectively after the IR35 change comes into force?

    Started by Semtex, 3rd November 2016 09:07
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  19. 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 13:38
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