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Help! PSR isn’t delivering for our programme

Help! PSR isn’t delivering for our programme

Our customers have often drafted us in after a poor experience with the Public Sector Resourcing (PSR) framework. What we saw was there was usually a long wait before they called for help. The perception our clients had was that, using PSR was the only compliant...

5 Ways to Handle Covid-19 as a Contractor

5 Ways to Handle Covid-19 as a Contractor

The outbreak of the Coronavirus, and the resulting effects to the job market, have been catastrophic, and for most of us, completely unexpected. If you are a contractor and you have entered the Covid-19 phase without a contract, it can be a worrying and concerning...

5 Ways to Work Effectively from Home

5 Ways to Work Effectively from Home

The outbreak of Covid-19 has meant that more of us are having to work from home than ever before. Working remotely is normal for some people, but the idea of working this way is completely alien to many. It can be difficult to work from and ensure you are productive,...

IR35 – Is it now Slam-Dunk for policy makers?

IR35 – Is it now Slam-Dunk for policy makers?

IR35 Review The policy paper issued in Budget 2020 had words most contractors were dreading. The government has recently concluded a review of the reform, and is making a number of changes to support its smooth and successful implementation. The government believes it...

Four understated IR35 resources

Four understated IR35 resources

The information around IR35 appears mainly biased; either people selling IR35 testing or insurance products, or those who are completely averse to the prospect of the IR35 reform. It is not surprising that everything around the subject is alarmist and highly critical...

Decoding the CEST tool – Part 2 (Substitution)

Decoding the CEST tool – Part 2 (Substitution)

One of the most important ways to ensure a contractor stays outside IR35, is the right to substitution. A substitute is someone the contractor can send in their place to undertake their role, if, for some reason, they are unwilling (but oddly, not unable) to perform...

CEST new questionnaire – what we think

CEST new questionnaire – what we think

A few weeks back HMRC released the new version of the CEST tool. If the general commentary on the tool is to be believed, the tool is still deficient (of things such as mutuality of obligations) and there are still inconsistencies between how this tool determines...

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