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…

IR35 – what should contractors look out for in their contract?

So you’ve secured a contract…great! But before you agree to take on any project, there are some points you should consider before signing on the dotted line. Particularly with the clampdown on IR35, every contract you are given should be read carefully to evaluate your IR35 status. Since IR35 is such a complex legislation, the…

Industry reactions to IR35 legislation and its complexities

Many in the contractor industry appear to be disappointed in HMRC’s response to the complications surrounding IR35 legislation. Industry feedback so far has brought to light various issues impacting contractors from the efficiency of HMRC’s customer service to their response and management of IR35 legislation. As a whole, many feel as though there is still…

Contracting in the Public Sector: Limited Company, Umbrella or Agency Payroll?

Since the public sector reform in April 2017, we are still asked frequently by public sector contractors if they should continue using their own limited company or switch to an umbrella. The answer very much depends on each individual’s circumstances thus we would strongly encourage contractors to speak to us for tailored advice. Nonetheless, we…

Benefits of financial management with the FreeAgent mobile app

As a K&B Accountancy client, you will be familiar with FreeAgent’s cloud-based accounting software which has been specifically designed for both contractors and small businesses. If you are regularly travelling and don’t always have access to your desktop, then the FreeAgent mobile app is a handy must have! You can see an overview of your…

Have an EGG-STRAVAGANT EASTER with our April offers!

With the weather getting warmer and Spring in full swing, what better way to enjoy the sun than getting outdoors and relaxing! Or if you prefer to be more active, then it’s a great time to start on those DIY projects! From booking your Easter escape holiday to more ambitious past times, such as building…