Autumn Budget 2017: Highlights and Key Announcements

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his Autumn Budget 2017 to the House of Commons on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017. It outlines the government’s plans for spending, borrowing, taxes and other fiscal measures. Please find below a summary of highlights and key announcements we think are most relevant to contractors and freelancers in the UK. Please note…

Ahead of the Autumn Budget – our take on IR35 half a year on

In the build-up to the Autumn Budget very much dominated by contractors speculating whether IR35 reforms will be extended to the private sector and seven months on from what experts have described as the change that would bring about the end of public sector contracting. We ask, “What have we learned in this time?” Recap…

What is classified as ‘goods’ when determining if you are a limited cost business after 1 April 2017?

One of the most frequently asked questions from our clients on the VAT flat rate change for a limited cost business is: “what is counted as ‘goods’ when determining if they need to use the higher rate of 16.5%?” According to HMRC guidance, ‘goods’ are movable items or materials exclusively used in your limited cost…

Highlights of Spring Budget 2017 for Contractors

The eagerly anticipated Spring Budget has already come and gone and whilst we were expecting most of the changes, there were a few announcements which will be affecting the self-employed.  With so many changes coming into effect this April, we’ve summarised the main highlights from the spring budget which may be more relevant to contractors…

Festive and Annual Event Expenses – FAQs for Contractors and Freelancers

As we are now just a month away before the holiday season starts, our experts answer the most commonly asked questions about festive and annual event expenses: Q. Can my limited company claim festive or annual party as deductible expenses for corporation tax purposes? A. Yes. The cost of entertaining your employees, as long as…