Andrew Lowing

The EU Transition

The EU transition: Our amended procedures After 4 + years of negotiation, December 31st 2020 saw the UK leave the European Union. Plenty of businesses have had to adopt new practices, increase administrative efforts and review their operations in response to the departure – and we’re no different. It’s important to note that we have …

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UK Government’s IR35 tool unable to determine employment status

Experts are urging businesses and contractors to scrutinize IR35 determination results produced by the Government’s CEST tool. In an attempt to streamline the introduction of their legislation amendments in the private sector, the Government produced its own, free-to-use, determination tool – CEST. Designed to help businesses conclude a contract’s status in relation to the new rules, …

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Is talk of a vaccine paving the way for a major contractor bounce-back?

Experts are claiming that the UK Economy could bounce back in as little as six months, thanks to the news of a vaccine breakthrough.Economists have raised hopes that the UK could return to pre-pandemic levels within six months after it was announced by Pfizer and Moderna that major breakthroughs in a COVID-19 vaccine have taken …

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IR35 Guide

As a contractor, it is imperative to have an understanding and awareness of IR35 and how it’s determined to ensure that you are paying the right amount of Tax and National Insurance.   There are many factors that are assessed and considered when determining whether you are outside IR35 (self-employed contractor) or inside IR35 (a disguised …

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What help are self-employed getting from the Government?

The Government will continue to support the self-employed under new measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Sept 24th, 2020. The extension to the Coronavirus Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is designed to protect people in a similar way to employed workers, although some groups still look set to miss out. The key questions we’re asking are: …

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Are you ready to prepare IR35 Determination Statements?

Understandably, there is a high degree of procrastination and reluctance to initiate new ventures within UK businesses at the moment. “We’re seeing how things will settle” seems to be a common utterance within recent conversations – and being honest, I can empathize with the notion. COVID-19, Brexit, a recession, the job market hitting new lows …

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