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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.

Over half of contractors not confident in client’s IR35 decisions
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Over half of contractors not confident in client’s IR35 decisions

Kingsbridge: ‘It's clearly been a difficult year for contractors, with the combined effects of Covid-19 and Brexit already weighing heavily on their shoulders, and IR35 is yet another challenge to contend with’.

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HMRC’s IR35 report has come too late, says APSCo
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

HMRC’s IR35 report has come too late, says APSCo

APSCo: ‘It is disappointing that this research has come to light so late in the day, leaving little time for action from HMRC’.

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More trans people feel they need to hide their status at work
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

More trans people feel they need to hide their status at work

Totaljobs: ‘Having a situation where any employee feels that they have to hide who they are in the workplace, or even decide to leave a role as a consequence of not feeling accepted, is simply wrong’.

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SMEs urge government to increase target for faster broadband rollout
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

SMEs urge government to increase target for faster broadband rollout

FSB: ‘The government’s watered-down target remains a blow to firms still operating with sub-standard connections and to rural communities who rely on it to carry out the most basic of tasks’.

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Many UK managers consider quitting after experiencing ‘burnout’ at work
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Many UK managers consider quitting after experiencing ‘burnout’ at work

Benenden Health: ‘What we are seeing is that there is a burnout epidemic across the nation’s managers, but too often these individuals feel too helpless, worried and embarrassed to open up and seek support for their mental wellbeing concerns’.

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New Small Businesses Commissioner announced to tackle late payments
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

New Small Businesses Commissioner announced to tackle late payments

Liz Barclay, an experienced business advocate and former journalist, will be the first female Small Business Commissioner.

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Government announces £20 million Brexit support funding for SMEs
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government announces £20 million Brexit support funding for SMEs

The support fund will help smaller sized UK businesses with the changes to trade rules with the EU.

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Self-assessment taxpayers have until 1st April to pay outstanding tax
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Self-assessment taxpayers have until 1st April to pay outstanding tax

Figures show that more than 10.7 million people managed to submit their 2019/20 self-assessment tax return by the 31st January deadline date.

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