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Supervision, Direction or Control

It was announced in the 2016 Budget that those working through an umbrella company (or similar intermediary), and who are subject to Supervision, Direction or Control (SDC), will no longer be able to claim Travel and Subsistence expenses from 6 April. We will discuss SDC in accordance to HMRC, and help you determine whether you…

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Budget highlights for contractors and freelancers

On Wednesday, the 2016 Budget was presented to MPs in the House of Commons. This year’s Budget has reiterated the government’s intention to clamp down on those they perceive to be avoiding taxes. We are yet to receive definitive information on many of the topics relating to contractors and the self-employed; however, the imminent release…

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Looking ahead to 6 April 2016 – do you know what is about to change?

As discussed in our February article, ‘What are HMRC changing in legislation for Travel and Subsistence?’, from 6 April 2016, the government have decided to bring in legislation that will affect our expanding temporary workforce in the United Kingdom. In the Cloud9 Umbrella/K&B Accountancy Group offices, we are finding that many contractors are still in…

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Is going limited the right way forward for umbrella contractors this year?

The new tax year is fast approaching and we are noticing a trend in umbrella contractors who are incorporating their own personal service company (PSC) in order to minimise, or even mitigate the restriction on Travel and Subsistence expenses. While we cannot comment on any particular models offered by other accountancy and umbrella service providers,…

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Why we should be on your PSL

With so many umbrella companies in operation today, it is crucial that you are confident in your payroll provider being both compliant and trustworthy. Recent changes to tax and employment legislation means that your agency could be liable for penalties, or even subject to debt transfer. By having a Preferred Suppliers List (PSL), or an…

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What are HMRC changing in legislation for Travel and Subsistence?

April 6th is fast approaching and there are a number changes coming into play that will have a vast impact on our temporary work force. Whilst nothing is set in stone until the budget is published on March 16th, here is an outline of what to expect… The government have introduced new legislation which will…