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Government being requested to bring regulations to protect umbrella company contractors

From the past few weeks, the LITRG (Low Incomes Tax Reform Group) has been unifying different groups including the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), and Matthew Taylor (author of th...


Demand for IT contractors hits the highest level since March 1998

In the UK, the need for IT contractors has increased and broken all the records by 71.7 score, which is the highest level since March 1998. June addresses the fifth month straight where the demand expanded. The research by REC stated tha...


Social care: A new career option for jobseekers amidst pandemic

Undoubtedly, this virus has left everybody shaken to the core and in many ways, the Covid pandemic has shown the degree to which we depend on each other. The appreciation one gets by doing social care work is immense and that’s why many job seekers...


Going permanent after contracting: Is it worth it?

From better profits to flexible timings, life as a contractor can be excellent. However, it can be troublesome not knowing where/when your next contract is coming from, spending more time away from the family, IR35 changes and not enjoying multiple e...


Northern Lights vs HMRC (UT): Appeal of an IT contractor dismissed by Upper Tribunal

Robert Lee (a project manager) received a tax bill of £70,000 from HM Revenue & Customs regarding multiple IT-related outside IR35 contracts he did through his limited company “Northern Lights Solutions” for Nationwide Building Society between 2...


Effective contracting skills and constant training keep contractors in well-paid contracts

The variety that accompanies working in the contracting world automatically enhances your skill sets, industry information, experience and exposure to dynamic conditions. It offers you the chance to challenge your capabilities in new conditions, assi...


What are the most searched questions about IR35 reforms?

The IR35 changes came into power in April 2017, when the off-payroll reforms were first introduced in the public sector. The Government reported in Budget 2018 that they would be carrying out these IR35 changes to the private sector in April 2020. Ho...


Disguised Self-employed people to be the target for IR35

It's simpler to clarify what authentic self-employment means. True self-employed individuals are operating a business for their own, offering types of assistance openly to their own customers and clients, instead of being incorporated into another co...


Difference between Umbrella Company and PEO

After the successful implementation of off-payroll reforms, many end-user clients are searching for various approaches to deal with the progress. Normally, a few organisations are looking to just relocate their contractors to an umbrella company, how...


Agencies: Are your contractors involved in mini umbrella company fraud?

It doesn’t matter whether your company is small or big, you must know the harmful effects of hiring a MUC (mini umbrella company) and the frauds that accompany it. A MUC will give rise to a scam by paying less amount of National insurance, tax and ...