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Reactions to the one month contractor cap

A shock employment law regulation which could be announced at the Autumn Statement on the 25th of November has been heavily criticised by large portions of the contracting community. Currently it is unclear when it will come in, if at all.

The rumoured policy proposal, which many insist is still only a rumour, would mean that contractors using personal service companies like Umbrella.co.uk would be obliged to move onto a client’s PAYE system if their contract ran longer than one month. 

HMRC Tax Office

HMRC, the UK’s tax authority, has announced that 137 local tax offices are to be closed and replaced with 13 regional tax centres. The announcement which comes after reports emerged that taxman failures were costing the public purse. It has stoked fears of job losses and short term disruption to the tax system.