Wage inflation persists in the job market

Staff placements and temp billings continue to rise in the job market as unemployment rates fall to 4.0%. Reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK unemployment rate is now at it’s lowest since 1975. Naturally, the reduction in unemployment levels corresponds with strong hiring growth. Though the ongoing decline in candidate shortages…

Making Tax Digital For Income Tax

As we prepare for the implementation of Making Tax Digital, it’s useful to know the ins-and-outs of the different stages of this legislation. We recently published an article discussing the first stage of Making Tax Digital – MTD for VAT. Today, we will be covering Making Tax Digital for Income Tax. Although this following stage…

What is MTD-compatible software?

MTD-compatible software is accounting software that is able to integrate with HMRC systems to send regular updates directly to HMRC. While HMRC will not be offering their own software, they are providing the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to commercial software developers such as FreeAgent. These accounting software providers are currently using HMRC’s APIs to develop…

Making Tax Digital for VAT

We recently covered the fundamentals of Making Tax Digital (MTD): whom it will affect, when it will come into effect, and the first steps to being MTD-ready. So now it’s time to get into the intricacies of this upcoming legislation. In this article, we’ll be talking about Making Tax Digital for VAT – the first step…

2018 Budget Statement predictions: IR35 and MTD

It has been announced that Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, on Monday 29th October, will present the 2018 Budget Statement. Many were expecting the Autumn Budget to be presented at a later date, but it has been brought forward to avoid clashing with any potential fall-out from the final Brexit negotiations.   IR35 For…

A landmark decision: contractor wins over £4000 holiday pay-out in IR35 case

The latest IR35 tribunal case win for contractor Susan Winchester has been penned as a ‘game-changer’ for the industry. After a year-long battle, Winchester successfully won over £4000 in compensation for holiday pay from HMRC, after being placed as inside-IR35.   Background In September 2016, Winchester’s company, SJW Marketing Solutions Ltd, was contracted by HMRC…