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Decoding the CEST tool – Part 1 (Office bearer)

Decoding the CEST tool – Part 1 (Office bearer)

HMRC recently released an updated version if its CEST tool. This tool is used extensively in the public sector by clients in determining the status of the contractors their hire. There is general outcry against the CEST tool – with reports suggesting that the tribunal...

The short-sighted Barclays and HSBC IR35 decision

The short-sighted Barclays and HSBC IR35 decision

If you are working as a contractor, you probably haven’t escaped the news that Barclays and HSBC are no longer prepared to engage with contractors following the IR35 changes set for the private sector in April 2020. This includes contractors who provide their services...

What does it take to work as a contractor

What does it take to work as a contractor

If you are working in a permanent role and considering making a move to contract work, you may be apprehensive about whether it will be right for you. There is a big difference between contract and permanent work and you need to understand the realities of it, before...

The biggest myths in securing external IT talent

The biggest myths in securing external IT talent

When it comes to securing external IT talent, there are always options to consider and it can be difficult to find the right option to suit your business and the project you are covering. In this article, we will explore the biggest myths in securing IT talent and...

IR35 and substitution – Does it really work?

IR35 and substitution – Does it really work?

IR35 is the bugbear of most contractors lives and with the regulations set to become tighter next year, there is even more concern about ensuring outside IR35 status. One of the ways to avoid being inside IR35 is to show you can be substituted. If you cannot be...

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