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Another Acquisition for JSA

JSA Services, a leading provider of professional advisory and outsourcing services to the UK’s growing flexible workforce, is delighted to announce its acquisition of Crest Plus Operations. This acquisition marks JSA’s 9th acquisition transaction since 2013, incorporating the consolidation of over ten brands in the sector into its scalable and highly-efficient operating platform and seeing […]

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Private Sector IR35 consultation response

JSA’s Head of Accounting Operations Chris James wrote JSA’s response to the ‘Off-payroll working in the private sector’ consultation, which was submitted last week.  The consultation is now closed, and we expect it to ‘report’ in September or October 2018.  The consultation asks if the changes made in the public sector in April 2017 should […]

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Why should I avoid Avoidance?

Contractors and Freelancers, and other temporary staff are being offered ‘too good to be true’ schemes all the time, usually providing amazing take home pay rates.  Why shouldn’t you use them? The quick answer: What’s wrong with using a clever way of reducing tax? These kinds of schemes or arrangements don’t work.  If someone tells […]

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Spring Statement Headlines

In his first Spring Statement to Parliament, the Chancellor stated that he is giving people and businesses certainty and stability to plan for the future Major tax or spending changes will now be made once a year at the Budget in the Autumn. The Spring Statement: gives an update on the overall health of the […]

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Scottish rates of income tax

Moves to try to simplify the tax system have apparently not reached the Scottish Parliaments, who have passed measures to bring in new, and extra tax rates and bands in Scotland, for the 2018-19 tax year.  The changes mean that both the higher and top rate of income tax will be increased by 1p, rising […]

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HMRC responds to IR35 petition

  Click here for Chris James’ Linkedin article IR35 petition – poorly worded perhaps, but the response was far, far worse The hastily-constructed IR35 private sector petition has been responded to overnight. As Dave Chaplin and others quickly pointed out, the response is mainly cut and paste of earlier copy. But one paragraph in particular exposed the […]

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Autumn Budget 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers an Autumn Budget designed to create an ‘outward looking, free trading nation, a force for good.’ Introducing his Autumn Budget, the Chancellor said that he wanted Britain to be a ‘global Britain that has a prosperous and inclusive economy where everyone has a chance to shine. A civilised and tolerant place, […]

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The future of IR35

We’re nearly two months into the ‘new world’ of public sector IR35, and while the election campaign rumbles on, there’s very little live information coming out of the public sector about the real impact of the changes.  In the meantime, our accounting practice head, Chris James is included on this FCSA article and freeAgent film, […]

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IR35 reform – the latest

As deadline day for public sector IR35 has passed, here is an article published by Contractor UK which discusses the reform one week in and quotes extensively our very own Head of Accounting, Chris James: http://www.contractoruk.com/news/0012981public_sector_ir35_reform_one_week.html 

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