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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.

Contractors have until 30th September to settle loans or benefit trusts with HMRC
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Contractors have until 30th September to settle loans or benefit trusts with HMRC

Contractors with an outstanding loan or benefit trust are being reminded by the FCSA that they are at risk of a very significant tax bill if they don’t act now.

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Many UK businesses not insured against information security breaches and data loss
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Many UK businesses not insured against information security breaches and data loss

The Risk: Value report has revealed that less than a third of UK businesses have dedicated cyber security insurance in place.

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Government, businesses and universities could solve UK tech skills shortage by working together
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

Government, businesses and universities could solve UK tech skills shortage by working together

The UK’s IT skills shortage could be solved by having the government, businesses and education working together, according to a new report.

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New export strategy launched to boost British businesses
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

New export strategy launched to boost British businesses

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP has launched an ambitious new plan that aims to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35%.

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Government steps back from pensions dashboard rollout
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government steps back from pensions dashboard rollout

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed are extremely disappointed to learn that the government will be stepping back from the ‘pensions dashboard’ rollout.

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New Enterprise Allowance scheme could be cut
James Trowell
By: James Trowell

New Enterprise Allowance scheme could be cut

The IPSE urges government not to abandon the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme, as rumours suggest that it could be cut.

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Government support for self-employed ‘draining away’, says IPSE
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Government support for self-employed ‘draining away’, says IPSE

Despite agreeing on a tax cut for millions of the UK’s smallest sized businesses, the government has made the decision to step back from this promise.

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Government must focus on broadband in rural areas to help microbusinesses
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government must focus on broadband in rural areas to help microbusinesses

The IPSE has said that the government should ‘double-down’ on its roll-out of broadband to rural areas in order to help out microbusinesses struggling with a decent internet connection.

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