zero-hour-contract

Zero Hours Contracts Affect Umbrella Company Users Even More

Most contractors will have noticed with a wry smile the hue and cry in the media over the last few months over Zero Hours Contracts. According to the latest reports in the newspapers, there are somewhere in the region of a million people working in the UK on zero hours contracts. The largest and most […]

ir35-investigations

HMRC increased IR35 investigations threefold throughout 2012 – 2013.

HMRC managed to treble the amount of IR35 investigations in the first half of 2013 and the number is rising still. Contractors who were feeling pressured by the taxman’s obsession with IR35 should not expect any relief for sometime yet. This follows on from last year’s increase of the number of investigations into disguised employment […]