Rishi Sunak has just delivered the 2021 budget. It’s mostly as we expected; there are no horrors (like the rumoured one client rule) but also no brilliant upsides either (like the cancelling of IR35!) We’ve digested the budget and below explore the key areas relevant to consultants and contractors.
In our latest Proudly Off-Payroll podcast, James Poyser shares his thoughts on why being indispensable is the real key to working outside IR35.
Over a week on from the landmark case in which the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are indeed workers, and not independent contractors as argued by Uber, we’re reflecting on what this means for consultants and contractors working inside IR35.
We caught up with employment status and IR35 expert Rebecca Seeley Harris of Re:Legal Consulting to get her perspective on CEST, advice for contractors engaging in proactive IR35 discussions, and tips for tackling SDS disputes with end clients.
In our latest podcast and blog, James Poyser discusses how the consulting and contracting industry has changed, and why it’s more important than ever that you take responsibility for your IR35 status.
Umbrella companies aren’t regulated. As such, there are many rogue companies, advertising high take-home rates, which may land you with a hefty tax bill. Even well-known umbrella companies are far from perfect with hidden costs to cover expenses their business models attract. It’s a case of buyer beware, and especially now as companies enforce blanket bans on personal service companies to manage IR35 compliance.
In April 2020 it became mandatory for recruitment agents to provide all agency workers with a Key Information Document (a KID) early in the negotiation process. A KID is a short document that’s designed to provide complete transparency of the payroll supply chain, and will help you to spot any shady goings on.
Fraudulent ‘Mini Umbrellas Companies’ hit the headlines recently. James Poyser lifts the lid so you don’t get caught out.
2020 has been… unusual to say the least, but social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Christmas in style! HMRC allows limited company owners to reward your employees (and their partners) with annual events; such as a Christmas party. Whilst restrictions mean a physical event is unlikely this year, online events are also eligible for tax relief.
We decided to find out exactly what’s involved with setting up and running an umbrella company. It was an eye-opener.
Find out what we learnt (including that recruiters are the true clients, not contractors) in our brand new podcast.