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Newsletter 414: Queen's Speech | NIC avoidance | PI insurance 16 May 2013 | 10:15 am
This week we round up the issues in the Queen's Speech affecting freelancers, including the NIC changes, which include measures to tackle NIC avoidance; and a new Bill to clamp down on immigration abu...
HMRC gets tough on penalties 15 May 2013 | 01:15 pm
The latest list of tax defaulters has an underlying message that HM Revenue and Customs is prepared to chase tax offenders with huge fines and penalties.
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) for freelancers 15 May 2013 | 09:43 am
Shout99 is pleased to welcome a new expert to our panel with Chris Caunce from insurance brokers, Caunce O'Hara.
Agency and umbrella on taxman's name and shame list 14 May 2013 | 03:57 pm
HM Revenue and Customs has published its second 'name and shame' list of tax defaulters, which includes a recruitment agency and an umbrella provider for lower-paid workers.
Over half of finance contractors in public sector 13 May 2013 | 09:07 am
More than half of accountancy and finance contractors are working in the public sector according to a recent survey.
Use of NIC holiday scheme at all time low 10 May 2013 | 11:46 am
The number of businesses that have requested a National Insurance Contribution holiday plummeted to a new low of 400 in December 2012, down 44 per cent from the 710 applications made in the same month...
QS3: Immigration Bill to attract those who contribute not those who don't 8 May 2013 | 01:46 pm
New legislation will bring further reforms to Britains immigration system but in a way which ensures that the country still 'attracts people who will contribute and deter those who will not.'
QS2: New NICs Bill to tackle NIC avoidance 8 May 2013 | 01:25 pm
While a new National Insurance Contributions Bill was promoted as cutting the cost of recruiting new employees, the flip side to its content is a tightening up of loopholes which allow NI as well as t...
QS1: Overview of what's in the Queen's Speech (and what's not) 8 May 2013 | 01:06 pm
The theme of the Queens Speech has reinforced the idea that the Government's first priority remains strengthening Britain's economy and that new measures would help those who work hard to achieve and...
Immigration and the Queen's Speech 8 May 2013 | 10:29 am
Today The Queen's Speech is expected to highlight Immigration. Obviously this is a reaction by the Government to UKIP's arrival on the scene.