The UK public sector benefits from the expertise of around 26,000 contractors at one time. They’re the flexible, highly-skilled labour force propping up our NHS, our Civil Service, our police service and countless other vital organisations – and they’re under threat.
Last week IPSE responded to the government proposal to change the way IR35 works in the public sector. We are very concerned by plans to make the end client (or agency) responsible for determining IR
The Government’s proposal to change the way contractors are taxed in the public sector is nothing short of a disaster.
We now urge you to write to your MP and take a stand with IPSE.
HMRC has released new guidance on the Supervision, Direction or Cont
The House of Commons Library has published an updated research briefing on IR35, 'Personal service companies: recent debate'. The paper is a useful resource that presents policy developments around IR35 since its introduction in 2000, up until the recent Budget.
Today’s Budget was a rather mixed bag for the UK’s 4.6 million self-employed workers. The abolition of Class 2 NICs, cuts to corporation tax and pledges for housebuilding and infrastructure were great news .
The UK’s 4.6 million self-employed workers need Budget commitments to fair maternity pay, simpler taxation and more accessible training opportunities, according to representative body IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.
HMRC has confirmed their proposal to change IR35 legislation has been shelved for the next year at least.
Whether you’re new to contracting, or consider yourself ’well seasoned’ - the temporary contract industry can provide a career that adapts throughout your working life.
After weeks of media speculation, sanctioned leaks, and second guessing, Wednesday’s Autumn Statement seemed to show the Chancellor as the man for contractors.