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NHS U-turns on blanket IR35 assessment

Published on Friday, June 2, 2017

Written by Alex Cadman

Outlined in an NHS Improvement update, the NHS backtracked on its previous position that all NHS workers providing their services through personal service companies (PSCs) were to be deemed as inside IR35. Read more...

Who should use an umbrella company? - A recruiters guide

Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

Many contractors and freelancers in the United Kingdom use umbrella companies as their preferred choice of payroll provider. However, some of your candidates will be better suited to an umbrella company than others. Here we have a look at who should use an umbrella company for their payroll. Read more...

HMRC confirm they are aware of a new job board tax avoidance scheme

Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

A new tax avoidance scheme that disguises remuneration by paying contractors with a combination of a smaller salary and loyalty points has been identified by HMRC. Users and promoters of job board tax avoidance schemes are already being investigated and are being urged to contact HMRC immediately to get their tax affairs in order. Read more...

Avoid referring your candidates to offshore intermediaries

Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

It is understandable that your candidates will want to maximise their take home pay. However, using an offshore intermediary could land them in serious trouble with HMRC and your recruitment agency could also be punished as a promoter of a tax avoidance scheme. Find out more about the risks of referring your candidates to offshore intermediaries. Read more...

What are the payroll options for contractors working in the public sector?

Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Written by Andrew Trodden

There has been a lot of talk about the changes to off-payroll legislation in the public sector that went live on 6 April 2017. Contractors and their recruitment agencies have been heavily impacted by the changes and this article will summarise the best payroll options available to contractors working in the public sector. Read more...