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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.

New award will recognise wellbeing in small business initiatives
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

New award will recognise wellbeing in small business initiatives

Latest findings show that addressing mental health in the workplace remains a challenge, particularly for smaller workplaces and the self-employed.

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CIOT urges HMRC to delay new VAT reverse charge
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

CIOT urges HMRC to delay new VAT reverse charge

As many as 150,000 businesses in the construction and building sector will be affected by the change.

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BA and Marriott fines show the risks of being GDPR non-compliant
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

BA and Marriott fines show the risks of being GDPR non-compliant

Alex Fraser, Director from Engage: “While this is the first major fine of 2019, the sheer scale of it should certainly serve as a warning to business owners.”

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HMRC ‘glitch’ with Payments on Account could lead to unexpected January tax bills
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

HMRC ‘glitch’ with Payments on Account could lead to unexpected January tax bills

Self-employed workers need to be made aware that HMRC has experienced a ‘glitch’ within its system, which could very well result in higher tax bills.

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Contact HMRC ASAP if you have missed tax credits renewal deadline, says LITRG
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Contact HMRC ASAP if you have missed tax credits renewal deadline, says LITRG

Meeting the 31st July deadline was crucial for those who were told to contact HMRC to renew their tax credits.

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Work in the UK no less secure than it was 20 years ago
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Work in the UK no less secure than it was 20 years ago

A new survey shows that the proportion of people categorised as self-employed increased from just under 13% to just under 15% between 1998 and 2018.

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FSB step up commitment to increase number of female entrepreneurs
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

FSB step up commitment to increase number of female entrepreneurs

FSB research finds women are increasingly becoming the job creators and growth drivers within enterprise.

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Small businesses spell out priorities to PM Boris Johnson
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Small businesses spell out priorities to PM Boris Johnson

Representatives from the FSB met with Boris Johnson and his team a couple of weeks ago to discuss priorities for the new administration.

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