Budget Special: IR35

In collaboration with our partners Bauer & Cottrell, we are sharing an update on the highly anticipated IR35 in light of the latest Autumn Budget. Bauer & Cottrell are specialists that advise on IR35, tax and NIC status and have covered everything you need to know about what’s in store for off-payroll working in the private…

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…

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…

Autumn Statement 2016: how will this impact recruiters and their temporary workforce

Philip Hammond the Autumn Statement 2016, his first as Chancellor, and it has come as little surprise that the contracting industry will be significantly impacted after the announcements made on Wednesday 23rd November. Although the Chancellor did not vocalise these changes during the speech itself, there are a number of proposals that will come into…

What does the Autumn Statement mean for contractors?

Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Statement 2016, his first as Chancellor of the Exchequer and we’ve summarised the main announcements relating to contractors: 1. VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) A new Vat flat rate of 16.5% will be introduced from April 2017 for contractors who have little expenses. For example, an affected IT contractor with…

IPSE’s Autumn Statement Predictions

Simon McVicker, Director of Policy and Public Affairs: This Autumn Statement promises to be the defining moment for the new May Government. Chancellor Philip Hammond will have to outline his vision for the UK economy post Brexit. Intrinsically Philip Hammond is considered a more fiscal conservative than it seems Mrs May is after her interventionist…