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Contractors at risk in ill-judged IR35 crackdown

Brookson Legal Services May 2019

Ahead of the new off-payroll working rules coming into force in the private sector in April 2020, Brookson Legal surveyed 502 medium and large companies who hire contractors or freelancers in the UK. More than half of the firms were considering taking a blanket approach to managing the IR35 legislation, rather than assessing contractors individually.

Timewise Power 50

Timewise Solutions February 2019

The Timewise Power 50 annual awards champion people and organisations who excel at part-time and flexible working. The 2019 winners include senior business leaders from Deloitte, EY and KPMG.

Build a portfolio career

Article on the role of the non-executive director and how it can form part of a portfolio life. Provides advice for those looking to become a non-executive director including how to gain suitable experience.

Are there good jobs in the gig economy?

With a growing number of US workers earning a living as independent contractors, freelancers and temps, the author discusses the rise of the 'gig economy'. The flexibility and financial gains on offer are discussed together with possible trade-offs.

Embracing the new world of work

Five trends are transforming the work of accountants: the rise of the gig economy; disruptive technologies; the changing role of analysts and accountants; the working style of Milliennials and the emergence of new service delivery models. There will be plenty of opportunities for accountants and financial analysts who want to become specialist consultants.

How to craft a side hustle that doesn't cost you

Offers advice on how to earn extra income from a side job whilst preserving work-life balance.

How the gig economy is reshaping the work week

Reports on a study by Intuit Inc. and Emergent Research into the on-demand economy and how it is reshaping the way people manage their careers. Discusses reasons for working in the on-demand economy, worker satisfaction and demographics of those doing on-demand work.

How to... manage foreign exchange currency risk

The article offers tips from Jonathan Pryor from Investec PLC, a specialist banking and asset management group, on how to manage foreign exchange (FX) currency risk. Pryor suggests developing reliable cashflow forecasts, using more flexible hedging tools for buying and selling currency at an agreed price, and implementing sound FX policies. He also suggests adopting different portfolio approaches, and choosing a reliable and trusted currency dealer..

Personal service companies (HL Paper 160)

House of Lords Select Committee on Personal Service Companies April 2014

House of Lords report discussing the use of personal service companies, relevant legislation and recent trends, the continuing viability of the IR35 legislation, HMRC's administration and the effect of recent reforms, implications for the lower-paid, and impact on the public sector. ICAEW gave evidence to the Select Committee.

Tax warning to non-execs

Short update on HMRC changes to the guidance on taxing executive and non-executive directors and the intermediaries legislation (IR35) rules as of November 2013.

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