The Real Cost of IR35

  Buried away on page 103 of NHS Digital’s Annual Report and Accounts is the admission that NHSD has been levied with a £4.3m fine (including penalties and interest) in relation to incorrect IR35 determinations made between April 2017 and December 2018. What’s most disturbing about all of this is not so much the fine itself, [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on October 29th, 2019
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Baffled by IR35?

  Successfully navigating the 2020 IR35 reforms will require careful planning and a robust process. Why not let Liberty Bishop deliver on this for you?! Liberty Bishop Assure provides a full end-to-end solution for recruitment agencies and clients impacted by the off-payroll reforms: IR35 assessments that are more reliable than CEST…and supported by insurance Inbuilt [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on July 16th, 2019
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Finance Bill confirms off-payroll in the private sector

  On Wednesday 11th July 2019, HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs published their draft Finance Bill 2019-20. The full draft is here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/finance-bill-2019-20 As expected, the draft confirms that the off-payroll reforms to the private sector will apply from April 2020 with the following details announced: End clients (provided that they are not [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on July 15th, 2019
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The first battle has been won…but the war is not yet over!

  Contractors, recruiters, and everyone else associated with the so-called “gig economy” appeared to breath a collective sigh of relief yesterday when it was announced at budget that reform of IR35 in the private sector would not be introduced in April 2019 as originally expected, but would instead be delayed by a year and introduced [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on October 30th, 2018
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Finding a job and working in Germany – What you need to know

  Germany is the powerhouse of Europe. With the fourth largest economy worldwide and with it providing 28% of the EU’s GDP, it is an excellent choice for contractors looking to secure engaging, rewarding and financially beneficial work. With a trade surplus of €310 billion, it is also the world’s largest capital exporter; it is [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on April 27th, 2018
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The Gender Pay Gap and the Recruitment Industry

Not limited merely to the UK, the gender pay gap  has been described as the shame of commerce worldwide. Thankfully, the UK is leading the way in transparency and as of the 5th April, it is a legal requirement for all companies with more than 250 employees to submit gender pay gap data to be [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on April 27th, 2018

Could you save tax before the 5th April Year End?

With the end of the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching, it is advisable to begin planning now in order to minimise your tax bill as we head into the new financial year. This factsheet considers ways in which both your business and personal finances can be structured so that they are as tax-efficient as possible, [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on March 27th, 2018