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IR35 and hiring a freelancer, contractor, or worker

IR35

Hiring a third party could open you up to tax and legal pitfalls surrounding their employment status – are they a subcontractor or an employee? We explain.

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IR35

IR35 changes were introduced on 6th April 2021 will have a significant impact on recruiters, both at employment agencies or in-house. Get your free guide.

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IR35

The government introduced major changes to IR35 in April 2021. What do contractors and businesses need to do to ensure they're meeting the new rules?

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IR35

HMRC's recent IR35 email campaign to GSK clients has raised a few eyebrows - but what should you do if HMRC ask for proof of your employment status?

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IR35

Although changes to IR35 have been delayed until April 2021, contractors working through a personal service company still need to have business insurance.

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IR35

If HMRC decide your contract is inside IR35, it can be a costly and time consuming. We look at the best ways to ensure you're not caught out.

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