Recent statistics show that there are almost 6 million people in the UK who are still required to complete a personal tax return but haven’t. If you’re one of these people, you could face fines and mounting penalties if you don’t file soon.
2016 has been a challenging year for contractors using an umbrella company and 2017 does not look any friendlier. April signalled the end of Travel and Subsistence tax relief which has had a significant impact on thousands of contractors by reducing their take home pay. Should you consider leaving your umbrella company to have a more profitable 2017?
Contractors are being tempted to increase their take-home pay by using tax avoidance schemes. These promoters market themselves as being compliant and reliable but this is contrary to the truth.
What contract roles are available for construction contractors right now? What will the future hold for the construction industry? The industry has experienced times of tough economic conditions and declining growth for much of 2016, but recent figures show some resilience and improvement.