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Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

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A number of industry bodies are calling on HMRC to account for their recent actions towards contractors. Since reforms to the off-payroll rules were introduced last April, the contracting sector has come in for some heavy-handed treatment from HMRC in a so-called ‘compliancy’ campaign that many have likened to “witch-hunting.” Although the term may seem extreme, it draws attention to the fact that, once accused of wrongdoing, contractors have very little recourse.…

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IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

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There has been considerable debate over the introduction of off-payroll working rules in the public sector, which are also set to apply to the private sector by 2020. The changes place the responsibility for determining whether IR35 applies to a contract with the government organisation that is paying the contractor.…

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Taking the plunge in 2019

Taking the plunge in 2019

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Although the contracting sector offers many rewards, the decision to leave the security and benefits of full-time employment isn’t one that should be made without careful consideration. While prospective contractors stand to gain greater flexibility and the chance to increase their take-home pay, contracting usually involves added responsibilities as well as a degree of risk that some people can find stressful.…

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Off-payroll reforms will hit the private sector in 2020

Off-payroll reforms will hit the private sector in 2020

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The Chancellor’s budget announced that off-payroll rules will hit the private sector in 2020. Amidst uncertainty over Brexit, there are widespread concerns that the reforms will damage business and weaken the economy at a critical time. ContractingWise takes an overview of the off-payroll developments to date.

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How to write a confirmation of arrangements letter| ContractingWISE

How to write a confirmation of arrangements letter

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In the event of an IR35 inquiry, HMRC will attempt to establish the true relationship between the contractor and the end client in order to determine employment status. As many contracts are generic, the investigating officer will often place more emphasis on what’s known as the ‘hypothetical contract,’ formed by the impressions they gather about the day-to-day working practices of the contractor while on a given assignment.…

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Why a genuine right of substitution clause will help in an IR35 investigation | ContractingWISE

Why a genuine right of substitution clause will help in an IR35 investigation

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A right of substitution clause states the contractor’s right to send a replacement in their place if they are unable to work on the contract. While having a right of substitution clause in your contract won’t guarantee that you’re outside IR35, it’s part of an important set of factors that can help to prove your self-employed status.…

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Exclusive Locum Social Worker Events to Update on IR35 Reform in the Public Sector

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HMRC has finally unveiled the online tool that assesses the IR35 status of contractors working through their Personal Service Company on government contracts. The Employment Status Service (ESS) tool was released late on 2nd March 2017 and is designed to help contractors, and the public sector organisations and agencies who hire them determine whether or not the worker is inside or outside IR35.…

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