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Is setting up a limited company the answer for umbrella contractors looking to keep their Travel and Subsistence expenses?

Last months Autumn statement and the recent draft Finance Bill revealed that contractors working through an intermediary, such as an umbrella, will not be able to claim Travel and Subsistence expenses for ordinary commuting. This is unless they can demonstrate and provide evidence on the lack of Supervision, Direction or Control. It means that most,…

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Contracting over Christmas

Now that December has arrived, there is no hiding from the fact that Christmas is less than 4 weeks away. As the build-up intensifies, days seem to get shorter as schedules become packed with shopping trips, social gatherings and last minute jobs. As 2015 draws to a close, there are many treats to look forward…

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Vote for Cloud9 Umbrella

Cloud9 Umbrella is excited to have been put forward for the ContractorUK Reader Awards 2015. Please vote for us in the category “Best Umbrella Company”. Winning such a prestigious award would be an excellent way to end a thoroughly enjoyable and successful 2015. Please note that voting has now closed. We will keep you informed…

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The Autumn Statement – how are contractors affected?

Despite much speculation, there was little detail regarding the restriction on travel and subsistence expenses, and a revision of IR35 in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement – the government will release more information on 9 December. All we know, is that changes on 6 April 2016 will affect workers engaged through an umbrella company, and individuals working…

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The Autumn 2015 Statement – speculation is rife!

On the 25th November 2015, George Osborne will present the first ‘all Conservative’ Autumn Statement to the House of Commons. The Autumn Statement 2015 is similar to the yearly Budget – announced in July, but contains less important economic policies. Last year’s Autumn Statement took roughly 55 minutes to be presented by Mr Osborne and…

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Celebrating our three-year anniversary

To celebrate our three-year anniversary with Kingsley Hamilton Group, we’re slashing our fees by over 45% for the first 300 contractors that sign up to our services, and we’ll pick up the bill for a year-long membership to Tastecard+ that you can enjoy with family and friends. Rather than our normal fee of £27.50, you’ll…