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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 50,000 employees make claim for working from home
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Over 50,000 employees make claim for working from home

Employees who have not received the working from home expenses payment direct from their employer can apply to receive the tax relief from HMRC.

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Dolan Accountancy shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Dolan Accountancy shortlisted for Contracting Awards 2020

Dolan Accountancy have been shortlisted for the Best Contractor Accountancy (with under 1,000 clients) award.

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Pandemic having negative impact on recruitment professionals’ mental health
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Pandemic having negative impact on recruitment professionals’ mental health

Forty-six per cent of recruitment employees feel their work-life balance is worse than a year ago.

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Self-employed numbers fall significantly
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Self-employed numbers fall significantly

IPSE: ‘It is deeply concerning that as we move into the second wave, the government has not only failed to plug the gaps in support that caused this decline: it has also reduced the support for eligible self-employed people’.

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Businesses urged to prepare for UK’s new start
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Businesses urged to prepare for UK’s new start

The government is to host a range of webinars on topics such as visas, work permits, and tariffs in order to help businesses get ready for the country’s new start.

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Self-employed given ‘more breathing space’ to pay self-assessment
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Self-employed given ‘more breathing space’ to pay self-assessment

HMRC estimates around 95% of those who are due to make self-assessment payments on 31st January 2021 could qualify to implement a Time to Pay arrangement using the self-serve facility online, without needing to speak to their advisers.

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Businesses need government support if they’re to drive recovery and save jobs, says FSB
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Businesses need government support if they’re to drive recovery and save jobs, says FSB

FSB: ‘It remains absolutely critical that measures are announced to help those left out by these various packages, in particular, the newly self-employed and company directors’.

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Government to invest in future-proofing the UK’s skills
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Government to invest in future-proofing the UK’s skills

APSCo: ‘Despite millions of people finding themselves out of work looking for new employment opportunities or on furlough, businesses were unable to use their levy pot to fund training’.

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