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Contractors Must Act Before February Budget

Contractors Must Act Before February Budget

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Although the Conservatives were somewhat reluctant to join the other political parties in promising an IR35 review, their win will at least remove some of the uncertainty surrounding the off-payroll reforms for contractors in April next year. The landslide vote looks likely to bolster the party’s belief in its own policies, and with the new legislation ready to go, it’s unlikely that a review will bring about major changes.…

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The top five future trends of contracting

The top five future trends of contracting

By | Already contracting, Articles, Considering contracting, IT, New to contracting, News | No Comments

A number of workforce studies show that contracting has an increasingly fundamental role to play, both in facilitating economic growth and providing people with the opportunity to achieve a good work/life balance. In this article, Contracting Wise looks at five hot trends that will shape the contracting world of tomorrow.…

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Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

By | Already contracting, Articles, Considering contracting, IR35, New to contracting, News | No Comments

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.”…

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How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

How will artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain affect the contracting sector?

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Advances in cloud computing and software mean that new technologies such as AI and blockchain are set to hit the mainstream by 2020 like never before. These so called ‘disruptive technologies’ have the ability to radically impact the business landscape, making tangible changes to the way we live and work.…

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Contractors | Taking the plunge | Moving to contracting

Taking the plunge in 2019

By | Already contracting, Articles, Considering contracting, New to contracting, News | No Comments

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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