29
Aug

What is IR35?

Interview with Seb Maley of Qdos Consulting IR35 is a concept that still causes much confusion and concern within the contracting community. Understanding the ins and outs of the legislation

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22
Aug

Tempted by tax avoidance?

HMRC recently published a warning for people thinking about tax avoidance schemes – ‘Tempted by Tax Avoidance?’ A small minority are lured by the promise of large tax savings for

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07
Aug

Show me the money!??

Being offered a contractor role normally means more money. Sounds great – but do you really know what’s involved before taking the plunge?? Instead of seeing pound signs, make sure

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29
Jul

Promoting your limited company helps with IR35

As well as being a contractor, you are also a director of a limited company, a company that you work for and represent. How do you promote that company and

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19
Jul

Guest post by Troy Stevens from Qdos – Always use protection!

The Importance of Contractor Insurance Any professional working as a contractor must be aware of the potential misfortunes that their limited company can endure without the existence of proper contractor

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12
Jul

Guest Post: Are Mortgage Lenders easing their criteria towards Contractors?

Are Mortgage Lenders easing their criteria towards Contractors? Since the dawn of the credit crunch, few have suffered as much under tighter lending rules as the contractor community. The outlook

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05
Jul

Piper Alpha – 25 years on…

Saturday, July 6th marks the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster – still the worst offshore tragedy in UK history. Four massive explosions destroyed the Piper Alpha platform around

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28
Jun

Review of UK North Sea Oil and Gas industry is launched by the UK Government

The first and biggest review of the country’s offshore oil and gas industry in over 20 years has been launched this month by the UK government, in a bid

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21
Jun

The risks and future of EBTs… Part 2

What are the risks? The participants of EBTs that have been highlighted in many reports, tend to have gone into the schemes in good faith, often as a result of

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14
Jun

EBT schemes – HMRC continue to investigate… Part 1

During the past few months much has been reported of HMRC opening a large number of enquiries into the tax affairs of Contractors who do or have been operating

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