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Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy One of the many changes that will come into effect in April 2017 is the Apprenticeship Levy, which has been somewhat overshadowed by the off-payroll reform in the public sector. This new levy will affect both the public and private sector with payments starting from May 2017. The government has pledged to…

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Cloud9 Umbrella launches new rewards scheme for clients

Here at Cloud9 Umbrella, we understand that there is more to life than just contracting. That is why we are launching ‘Kingsley Hamilton Lifestyle’ – an exclusive rewards scheme for our clients. The rewards scheme is our way of adding value to the services we provide to you whilst also helping you to achieve a…

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Off-Payroll Working in the Public Sector – HMRC Update

Last Friday (3 February), HMRC published further guidance regarding off-payroll working in the public sector from 6 April. The update provided clarification that the responsibility of determining the IR35 status of a Personal Service Company (PSC) worker would lie solely with the hiring Public Authority. If the Public Authority determines the PSC worker to be inside…

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Public Sector Contractors: What are your options in 2017?

It’s one of the biggest topics of conversation within the industry, creating a massive stir for contractors and steadfast decisions from end clients. The off-payroll working in the public sector reform is about to cause more waves this year and we will look at the effect this will have on all those involved. We are…

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Travel for London takes aim at PSC contractors

HMRC’s IR35 reform is putting pressure on a multitude of public sector companies including Travel for London. TfL has been the first to react to the Public Sector reform by implementing a complete ban on contractors working through their own limited company. They decided to tackle the issue of non-compliancy by sending out a memo…

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Contracting in 2017?

Thinking of changing jobs? Then you may be one of the 59% who are considering moving jobs in 2017, according to a report conducted by Investors in People. The report conveys one of the key reasons of moving jobs as pay, yet around a third of respondents stated they would prefer flexible working to a…