Latest Contractor News

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.

Continuing strength of UK labour market fuelled by growing contractor numbers
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Continuing strength of UK labour market fuelled by growing contractor numbers

With the recent employment figures having been released, the IPSE believe that growing self-employed numbers are helping the labour market to thrive.

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UK businesses increasingly turning to recruitment agencies
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

UK businesses increasingly turning to recruitment agencies

Experts reveal that UK businesses are relying more on recruitment agencies as a direct result of increased demand for staff.

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More UK businesses need to take advantage of R&D tax credits
Lauren Monks
By: Lauren Monks

More UK businesses need to take advantage of R&D tax credits

UK businesses must ensure that they are taking full advantage of claiming R&D tax credits.

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Gig workers must remember to register for self-assessment ASAP
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Gig workers must remember to register for self-assessment ASAP

Those who started working as self-employed in the 2016/17 must remember that they have just a couple of weeks left to register for self-assessment. The LITRG is concerned for gig workers in particular who may not think they need to register.

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FCSA ‘disappointed’ to hear of calls to outlaw umbrella firms within NHS
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

FCSA ‘disappointed’ to hear of calls to outlaw umbrella firms within NHS

The FCSA has made a statement responding to Unite calling upon the NHS to outlaw what they deem as ‘exploitative’ umbrella companies.

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Businesses need to prepare for 2 Step Verification
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Businesses need to prepare for 2 Step Verification

UK businesses need to ensure that they're ready for 2 Step Verification (2SV), set to come into play at the end of September 2017.

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SME health and wellbeing campaign launched
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

SME health and wellbeing campaign launched

The FSB have launched a brand new campaign aimed at addressing the health and wellbeing of UK small business owners.

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Dolan Accountancy Launch
Lauren Monks
By: Lauren Monks

Dolan Accountancy Launch

The business, which began with a £10 shop window advert in 1992 grew to become the UK’s largest specialist firm of contractor accountants and was the only UK top 25 accounting firm to be owned by an individual rather than a partnership. Simon sold the successful business three years ago for over £80million.

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