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  • Autumn Statement 2016

    Nov 25, 2016
    IR35 in the Public Sector – Update In this week’s autumn statement we received final confirmation that the reform to IR35 in the public sector will go ahead. The draft legislation and guidance will be released by 5th December and the new rules will come into place from 6th April 2017.
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  • ‘Renewable’ skills pay for contractors

    Oct 24, 2016
    The renewable energy and nuclear power sectors are creating thousands of opportunities for specialist UK contractors with the right transferable skills.
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  • Making tax digital: a revolution for contractors?

    Sep 13, 2016
    We look at what ‘Making tax digital’ means for contractors and the impact it will have on how you manage your tax affairs in the future – and why your tax return could soon be a thing of the past.
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  • Opportunity knocks for world class Oil & Gas contractors

    Aug 04, 2016
    Due to the very specialist technical skills needed, oil and gas contractors are in steady demand to work on projects around the world.
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  • Public Sector Survey Results

    Jul 20, 2016
    Public sector guidelines are under the spotlight again for the fourth year running. The most recent developments - pencilled in to be applied from April 2017 - which puts the engager (or agency) in control of the contractors’ IR35 future...
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  • Engagers Respond to IR35 Proposals

    Jul 13, 2016
    HMRC have released a report which was prompted by the IR35 consultation last year following the Summer Budget 2015.
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  • Contractors are a core component of the increasingly mobile IT crowd

    Jul 06, 2016
    Contractors with mobile development expertise could be enjoying growing demand.
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  • IR35 Public Sector Consultation is Under Way

    May 27, 2016
    Yesterday HMRC released consultation for the proposed public sector changes set out in the Budget 2016, for “reforming the intermediaries legislation (often referred to as IR35) to improve its effectiveness in...
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  • ‘Tax Liability Cover’ Now Includes Travel & Subsistence

    Apr 11, 2016
    The changes made in the Finance Bill 2016 with regards to travel and subsistence are now in force. This means that should you be operating within the IR35 legislation, you will be restricted from making any further claims for travel and subsistence expenses.
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  • Budget 2016: What you need to know

    Mar 17, 2016
    George Osborne stood up in the House of Commons ​yesterday to present the Finance Bill 2016, designed to “act now, so we don’t pay later” as he consistently made a point of throughout the Budget.
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  • No Legislative Changes to IR35 in 2016

    Jan 08, 2016
    Great news was received from the IR35 Forum meeting held on 15th December 2015 when HMRC confirmed that no legislative changes would be made to IR35 in 2016, according to IPSE.
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  • IMPORTANT: New Draft Legislation

    Dec 11, 2015
    On Wednesday, the Government published draft amendments to the Finance Bill 2016, which included the restriction of travel and subsistence tax relief for limited company contractors.
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  • Autumn Statement 2015 – No changes to IR35... yet

    Nov 25, 2015
    George Osborne has announced his “long term economic plan for our country’s future” today with the aim “to rebuild Britain”.
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  • PSC Crackdown – Fact or Fiction?

    Nov 09, 2015
    You may have read some articles in the news over the weekend such as this one by The Guardian, suggesting a further clampdown on PSCs (personal service companies). The article makes some rather worrying statements about changes, including “that a consultant using a personal service company would be obliged to move on to the payroll if they work for a business for more than a month.”
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  • How to solve a problem like IR35……

    Oct 14, 2015
    It was announced in the IR35 Discussion Document that IR35 was not going to be abolished, but it very clearly stated that IR35 is ineffective and that non-compliance is widespread. Which therefore begs the question – what do we do with it?
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  • Qdos Win Digital Broker of the Year!

    Oct 06, 2015
    On 25th September 2015, Qdos were ecstatic with taking home the trophy for Digital Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards.
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  • How IR35 Can Impact You & Your Business

    Sep 14, 2015
    We have covered at length the rules of IR35 and what you can do to protect yourself against the IR35 legislation. The impacts of the IR35 legislation can affect both your business and you personally and it is these effects that we will be exploring here.
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  • 5 Ways Contractors are better than ‘Permies’

    Sep 09, 2015
    Every contractor goes through the discussion with themselves of whether it is better to be a contractor or permanently employed (a ‘permie’), at some point or another. There are pros and cons to both, but we’ve come up with 5 ways that contractors are better than permies
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  • Have your Contract Reviewed Today

    Sep 01, 2015
    Our standard turnaround time for all our reviews is a maximum of 5 working days, although we will always strive to complete all reviews as soon as possible. Qdos have had a 24 hour turnaround in place for a long time but have been made aware that in some cases a review is required to be returned the very same day guaranteed!
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  • Q&A Broadcast: Summer Budget IR35 Updates

    Aug 21, 2015
    On Monday, our senior consultants Jon Page and Kate Hardy, held a live Q&A broadcast for clients to ask questions about the IR35 discussion document presented after the Summer Budget this July.
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