How do other countries define employment status?

Being a contractor unlocks a variety of opportunities. Not only do you have the freedom to define your own career path based on your experience and passions, you can travel the world and fulfil opportunities abroad. Defining your employment status is one topic we have discussed in length across a […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 1 March 2018

Is it worth checking your employment status for tax?

Checking your employment status is a common topic of conversation for contractors. For tax purposes, defining which box you fit into is important. It could help you avoid the unnecessary costs associated with the latest changes to IR35. Last April’s IR35 reforms mean you could be liable to pay extra […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 15 February 2018

When does IR35 legislation not apply

IR35 legislation was originally introduced back in April 2000, but was subject to reform in the public sector in April 2017. The revised off-payroll working rules have dominated headlines both on and off the web. With rules based on the most complex employment case law, understanding the rules and how […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 14 December 2017

Your rights as a contract worker

Being self-employed offers just as many rewards as risks. However, knowing your rights, whether you are new to contracting or have been an independent contractor for a number of years, is vital. As a time-served supplier of payroll solutions for contractors and recruiters, our dedicated team takes the hassle and […]

Sophie Sophie , 7 November 2017

EU nationals working in the UK

With Britain’s voting to leave the EU on June 23 this year, many EU nationals living and working in the UK have been unsure about their future. At present, all EU nationals are still permitted to work in the country, with no immediate changes to their current status. Article 50 […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 29 September 2016

Home Office Campaign to Eradicate Illegal Construction Workers

On October 14 2015, Immigration minister, James Brokenshire announced that the Home Office have launched a campaign to eradicate illegal workers in the construction industry. The campaign, called Operation Magnify, will target those businesses within the construction industry that employ abuse and exploit illegal migrant workers. Although this announcement concentrates […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 19 October 2015

National Minimum Wage increase October 2015

Please Take Note As from Thursday 1st October 2015, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will be increasing by the following: Adult Rate by 3% from £6.50 to £6.70 Youth Development Rate (18 to 20 year olds) by 3.3% from £5.13 to £5.30 Youth Rate (16 to 17 year olds) by 2.2% from […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 11 September 2015

Agency Legislation Reporting

From 6th April 2015 all employment intermediaries, who supply workers to end user/hirers, must ensure temporary worker payments which they do not subject to PAYE are reported to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The Facts; Reports must be sent by intermediaries who have a contract with a client and who […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 8 April 2015

National Minimum Wage update: 2015

From Thursday 1st October 2015 the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 20p from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) earlier this year. Government has rejected the LPC’s recommendation for the apprentice rate to be increased from £2.73 […]

Gareth Bough Gareth Bough , 20 March 2015

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