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Criminal Finance Act 2017: 12 months on – what does this mean for your agency?

It’s been just over a year since the Criminal Finance Act (CFA) was introduced 30th September 2017, which saw companies become criminally liable for any facilitation of tax evasion and tax avoidance schemes by any persons representing the company, and a recent Tax Journal has proposed that HMRC is ‘chomping at the bit to investigate.’ After…

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5 reasons to switch from a limited company to an umbrella solution

More often than not, you’ll find discussions and reasons as to why you should move from an umbrella to a limited company. But we thought we’d discuss the reverse, because sometimes, the arrangements of working through a limited company, no longer make sense for the position you are in. So why might you consider switching…

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Tax avoidance & the importance of compliant umbrella companies

Tax avoidance was once again at the forefront of the government’s agenda in the Autumn Budget. A topic that has been meticulously discussed, Philip Hammond announced during his speech on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 that “the Government is committed to tackling tax evasion, avoidance and aggressive tax planning.” We’ve already seen an increased focus from…

Cloud9 continues processing payroll during server blackout

Last Thursday, the Cloud9 office had a major disruption when an external issue with broken optic cables within the local BT exchange meant that we had no telephone or internet access for almost 2 working days. Although unable to access any emails or landline in our office, we were able to redirect all calls to…

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Cracking down on risky contractor loan schemes

It has been a turbulent year for contractors, especially those who work within the public sector and have been hit by the introduction of the “off-payroll” reforms in April. Now a storm of risky umbrella firms are luring temporary workers with promises of higher take-home retentions in a bid to sidestep the tax crackdown that’s…