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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.

HMRC to stop automatically sending paper self-assessment returns
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

HMRC to stop automatically sending paper self-assessment returns

Taxpayers will still be able to file a paper return if they choose, but HMRC will encourage those who are able to file online to do so.

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Chancellor finally provides financial support to the self-employed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Chancellor finally provides financial support to the self-employed

Millions of people across the UK could benefit from the new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

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Government launches Coronavirus business support
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government launches Coronavirus business support

The Chancellor of the Exchequer: “We are working round the clock to do whatever it takes to protect our people and businesses. That means that we are not only taking unprecedented action but doing so at unprecedented speed, because we know that businesses and their employees need help now.”

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IR35 private sector changes put on hold
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IR35 private sector changes put on hold

Larsen Howie: ‘We’d like to stress that the legislation has been delayed, not cancelled; any investments you’ve made or are making in getting ready for the reform will not be wasted and will stand you in good stead versus competitors who are burying their heads in the sand’.

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Contractor groups call for emergency Coronavirus fund
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractor groups call for emergency Coronavirus fund

IPSE: ‘Coronavirus is not only a health crisis, but an income crisis that threatens the self-employed in particular’.

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Government urged to review VAT food rules
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government urged to review VAT food rules

Many of the rules for food and drink derive from the old Purchase Tax regime, which was replaced with VAT when the UK joined the EU in 1973.

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Call for employers not to penalise workers for Coronavirus self-isolation
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Call for employers not to penalise workers for Coronavirus self-isolation

‘Workers who are required to self-isolate to protect colleagues and the general public should suffer no detriment in their employment.’

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Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.

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