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Keep up to date with all the latest contractor news. We have written everything in plain English, so there’s no need to go to the overly complex HMRC website to learn about any tax and accountancy related updates.

LITRG calls on unifier to oversee Matthew Taylor goals
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

LITRG calls on unifier to oversee Matthew Taylor goals

In light of the government's response to the Matthew Taylor review, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have called for a unifier to oversee the implementation of the 'Good Work' plan.

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Tax-free childcare now open to all eligible families
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Tax-free childcare now open to all eligible families

All eligible families (including the self-employed) are now able to claim for tax-free childcare, meaning that working parents could save thousands of pounds per year on childcare.

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Businesses invited to ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’ trial
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses invited to ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’ trial

Business owners might be interested to learn that HMRC is looking for a number of firms to take part in a 'Making Tax Digital for VAT' pilot system.

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IPSE welcomes government’s response to Matthew Taylor review
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

IPSE welcomes government’s response to Matthew Taylor review

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) have welcomed the government's comprehensive response to last year's Matthew Taylor's review into modern work.

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Surge in contractor accountant vacancies
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Surge in contractor accountant vacancies

Qualified contractor accountants will be pleased to hear that their skills are highly sought after by UK businesses.

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Mary Lee Berners-Lee, one of the world’s first IT contractors, has died aged 93
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Mary Lee Berners-Lee, one of the world’s first IT contractors, has died aged 93

Known as the 'grandmother of the world wide web', Mary Lee Berners-Lee has passed away at the age of 93.

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Many recruiters welcome AI as a useful tool
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Many recruiters welcome AI as a useful tool

Artificial Intelligence is no longer feared as much as it used to be, as it is now recognised as giving recruiters the information they need to source and hire higher-quality professionals.

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Nearly half of taxpayers would rather go to the dentist than submit their tax return
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Nearly half of taxpayers would rather go to the dentist than submit their tax return

The Self-Assessment tax return is due in today, so HMRC is reminding taxpayers to try and sort it out as soon as possible to avoid receiving penalties.

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