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Why is contracting such a popular way of working?

Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

There is a lot of talk about ‘creating a level playing field’ by taxing the self-employed at the same level as regular employees, and giving ‘gig economy’ workers the same rights as their employed counterparts. But why is contracting so popular that it attracts such a high level of attention? Read more...

Think-tank calls to halt UK Corporation Tax cuts

Published on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

The OECD – the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – is urging Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to halt plans of cutting Corporation Tax, in order to generate funding to tackle the UK’s productivity crisis. Read more...

HMRC’s ‘Simple Assessments’ may not be as simple as they seem

Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

HMRC are implementing a new self-assessment system to supposedly make ‘life easier for millions of customers’ who are required to submit Personal Tax Returns. However, experts have highlighted some possible issues with this new way of completing Tax Returns. Read more...

The Top 2017/18 Events Contractors Can’t Miss – By Industry

Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

As an independent professional, contractors and freelancers have to be at the top of their respective fields in terms of knowledge and expertise. This means you should take advantage of any opportunities that come your way to enhance your knowledge as a professional. Read more...