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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.

Many UK businesses don’t have protected backups should a cyber attack occur
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many UK businesses don’t have protected backups should a cyber attack occur

Osirium: ‘Online backups are at significant risk. A multi-layered approach to managing these systems is needed’.

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Employers should look to long-term strategies to overcome skills shortages
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers should look to long-term strategies to overcome skills shortages

Guidant Global: ‘Decision makers would be wise to direct time and resources into building a robust long-term talent attraction strategy rather than trying to buy their way out of their predicament’.

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Tax hikes another blow for limited company contractors
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Tax hikes another blow for limited company contractors

IPSE: ‘After the financial damage of the pandemic, exclusion from support and the changes to IR35 taxation, this new tax hike on dividends will make it almost impossible for freelancers to continue to work through a limited company’.

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Digital RTW checks extended to 2022
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Digital RTW checks extended to 2022

REC: ‘Digital right to work checks have been a resounding success during the pandemic, allowing companies to hire quickly and safely as well as improving compliance’.

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Government urged to delay digital tax reform
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Government urged to delay digital tax reform

CIOT: ‘The Government is keen to build trust in the tax system, but rushing in changes to its fundamental building blocks, in order to make possible the introduction of a policy which remains controversial, will not help that aim’.

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A hike in NICs would be a ‘severe blow’ to SMEs, says FSB
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

A hike in NICs would be a ‘severe blow’ to SMEs, says FSB

FSB: ‘Breaking a manifesto promise by increasing NICs just at the moment when firms are struggling to get back on their feet would be devastating for small businesses and the local communities they serve’.

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Employers need to encourage staff to take their annual leave
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Employers need to encourage staff to take their annual leave

Activ Absence: ‘Since the start of the pandemic staff have been accruing holiday, as many decided not to take time off when they couldn’t travel during lockdowns’.

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Record number of vacancies posted, but more pressure on recruitment sector
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Record number of vacancies posted, but more pressure on recruitment sector

APSCo: ‘For staffing companies, there’s mounting pressure to source top talent in a competitive market the likes of which many haven’t experienced before’.

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