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HMRC admits IR35 tool omits crucial test for employment

by Jasmin Swayne

2 November 2017, Comments 0

ContractorCalculator, an online information service for contracting professionals, has discovered that HMRC knowingly designed its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool to omit […]


Treasury hints that IR35 will extend to private sector

by Jasmin Swayne

31 October 2017, Comments 0

A Treasury spokesman has hinted in an interview with the Financial Times that controversial new IR35 rules may shortly be extended to the private […]


Survey reveals further decline in employer confidence

by Jasmin Swayne

26 October 2017, Comments 0

Confidence in the economy amongst British employers has fallen for the third month in a row, according to the latest monthly JobsOutlook survey from […]


IR35 insecurities increase insurance costs for PSC contractors

by Jasmin Swayne

24 October 2017, Comments 0

A recent survey by specialist contractor tax advisory service Qdos Contractor revealed that independent contracting professionals increasingly believe that they need additional tax insurance, […]


ONS underlines importance of self-employment to labour market

by Jasmin Swayne

19 October 2017, Comments 0

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that UK employment remains at record levels. The Umbrella Company trade association Freelancer […]