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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.

Robust background screening needed to fight fraud
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Robust background screening needed to fight fraud

Sterling: ‘With an explosion of ‘diploma mills’, where fake qualifications can be easily obtained – dishonesty is becoming easier than ever.’

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High number of UK SMEs not prepared for cyber attacks
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

High number of UK SMEs not prepared for cyber attacks

“Small businesses are not immune to cyber attacks and data breaches and are often targeted specifically because they often fail to prioritise security.”

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New immigration policy threatens to cut firms off from vital skills
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

New immigration policy threatens to cut firms off from vital skills

The government has announced details of the immigration system that is to come into force on the 1st January 2021.

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UK exports at an all-time high
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

UK exports at an all-time high

2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports, with goods exports to non-EU countries growing by 13.6% from 2018.

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Soft skills crucial for top recruiters
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Soft skills crucial for top recruiters

Softer skills such as resilience, positivity and keenness to help others are becoming increasingly crucial for competitive recruitment companies.

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Just half of employees believe they are paid fairly
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Just half of employees believe they are paid fairly

The CIPD wants to see all organisations have a clear definition of fairness which covers both pay processes and outcomes.

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Record breaking 10.4 million customers filed their tax return online
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Record breaking 10.4 million customers filed their tax return online

About 11.7 million customers were required to file their 2018/19 tax returns by 11.59pm on 31st January.

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APSCo responds to government’s proposal to extend new IR35 private sector rules
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

APSCo responds to government’s proposal to extend new IR35 private sector rules

APSCo: ‘We appreciate the fact that this inquiry concentrates on the proposed extension to off-payroll working rules’.

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