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Are these simple assessments HMRC’s way of turning back time??? Apparently, I say this because it was before my time as an accountant, before Self Assessments HMRC estimated how much tax someone needed to pay, the tax payer then appealed, a tax return would be…

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According to the Resolution Foundation, some self-employed workers should be entitled to the minimum wage. The thinking is predominantly aimed towards the self-employed workers who are generally on short term contracts or freelance work, also known as the gig economy. According to the Resolution Foundation,…

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HMRC announce new timetable HMRC has announced significant changes to the timetable for rolling out the Making Tax Digital scheme, which was due to go live from April 2018. The scope and timetable have now been put back following feedback and concerns from parliamentary bodies,…

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As the law doesn’t provide a definition, it can be difficult to determine sub-contractor status to ensure you have the correct insurance for your business. If a sub-contractor is a labour-only sub-contractor (LOSC), Employers’ Liability Insurance is required. If they are a bona-fide sub-contractor (BFSC),…

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Friday 14th July is National Shark Awareness day I know it’s a tenuous link but I thought I’d ask you if have any sharks lurking in your business ready to take advantage of your good nature when you least expect it. Over time we have…

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A good working relationship between your business and someone who provides you with some sort of outsourced service is not something that happens overnight. It is the fruit of both your efforts over time to build a long-lasting relationship of trust and understanding. Psychologist Bruce…

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Next steps There is a large amount of information available regarding IR35 and how to protect yourself from it but what happens if you are actually selected for an investigation? The initial HMRC letter The majority of IR35 investigations begin with a letter from HMRC…

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You are probably aware, there has recently been a number of ‘ransomware’ type of computer viruses called WannaCry, affecting users in many countries around the world. They caused disruption to many firms such as FedEx and many NHS trusts. It is believed to have led…

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Results from a  YouGov survey carried out in April, revealed that more than three-quarters (76%) of senior decision makers in British businesses are unaware of a new law which could make their failure to prevent tax evasion in their company a criminal offence. Under the…

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