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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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