‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ comes into force

‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ comes into force Today – April 6th 2016, is the ‘D-Day’ of Travel and Subsistence (T&S) for umbrella company contractors, as legislation “restricting” T&S expenses for such workers becomes law, writes Lucy Smith of ContractorUmbrella. What’s happening and why Essentially, it seems the government believes that it is unfair that contractors…

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APSCo launches lobbying campaign against changes to IR35 legislation in the public sector

APSCo launches lobbying campaign against changes to IR35 legislation in the public sector Proposals at risk of legal challenge says Hurley The recent announcement in the budget regarding proposed reforms to IR35 legislation in the public sector is not only unworkable, disproportionate and unreasonable, it also carries a risk of legal challenge. That’s according to…

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FCSA welcomes amendments to draft Finance Bill to stamp out unethical practice

FCSA welcomes amendments to draft Finance Bill to stamp out unethical practice FCSA has welcomed the extra measures included in last weeks 2016 Finance Bill which clarified long awaited details on restricting travel and subsistence tax relief for those contractors working through an intermediary. The latest amendments will now prevent the organised misuse of personal…

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FCSA welcomes Julie Deane’s recommendations to support self-employed

FCSA welcomes Julie Deane’s recommendations to support self-employed Following its contribution to the BIS consultation process last year, FCSA is pleased that Julie Deane’s report just out has recognised that a range of measures needs to be addressed to help people working for themselves. Those measures include education to better prepare young people for the…

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IPSE Freelancer Confidence Index: Freelancers report a confident end to 2015

IPSE Freelancer Confidence Index: Freelancers report a confident end to 2015 A national survey has revealed freelancers’ confidence in both their business performance and the UK economy increased to encouraging levels in the final quarter of 2015, following a record low in the previous quarter. This change in outlook follows a decision from the Government…

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