New tax avoidance risk tool for umbrella contractors
Editor | 25 November 2021
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HMRC has launched a new tool to help contractors assess whether thei

Temp pay grows at record pace amid candidate shortage
Editor | 17 November 2021
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A new report on the UK labour market has revealed that a lack of candidates is driving up rates of temp and starting pay.

The KPMG and REC’s latest UK Report on Jobs survey found that strong demand for staff, coupled with a steep fall in the labour supply, drove the sharpest increase in starting pay since the survey began in 1997.

Sunak’s ‘Missed Opportunity’ to Police Rogue Umbrella Companies
Editor | 5 November 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has missed a chance to regulate umbrella companies after failing to mention it in his Autumn Budget.

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA), which represents compliant umbrella companies, expressed disappointment at the government’s silence on an important issue to protect temporary workers. are pleased to announce we have been awarded Cyber Essentials certification. are pleased to announce we have been awarded Cyber Essentials certification.

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed cyber certification scheme which helps guard against the most common cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials accreditation allows businesses like ourselves to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and other bodies that we have taken essential precautions to protect ourselves against prevalent internet threats.

Operations Director Jon Biddle, who was responsible for securing the accreditation for, said: “As an organisation, we take cyber security extremely seriously; data security is a top priority across all departments and we hope this accreditation provides extra reassurance to our contractor clients and agency partners.”

Sky Sports Presenter Hit with £281,000 IR35 Bill
Editor | 12 November 2021
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A court has ruled that former Sky Sports darts presenter Dave Clark owes HMRC more than £281,000 in tax after he lost an IR35 case appeal.

55-year-old Clark, who suffers with Parkinson’s disease, is the latest in a series of TV and radio personalities to find himself under investigation for suspected breaches of IR35 rules.

Autumn 2021 budget - Contractor Highlights

Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak revealed the Autumn 2021 budget.

We’ve created a summary to highlight the elements most relevant for you.

Read on to learn what’s changing.