Member Since: 17th May 2010
13th Sep 2021
And no mention of those of us hit by Inside-IR35 determinations who now have to fund 2.5% whilst the "pseudo-employers" get away with still not paying their dues!
8th Jul 2019
The way I read it is that the customer was "de-frauded", i.e. they didn't pay the supplier and were tricked into paying the money into a different account. Therefore surely the customer still owes the debt and in the circumstances, the supplier is treating it as a bad debt.
Presumably the supplier could still pursue the customer for payment - though this would obviously not be a sensible business decision?
23rd Apr 2019
Simple answer. If said contractors believe they are truly independent contractors then take the financial risk and find a firm that will take on an independent contractor and move on. If they don't they probably ARE disguised employees and should become a full employee.
24th Aug 2015
Engaging a "Sales & Marketing" Dept
...The choice for freelancers then is to sell services direct, or hire the sales and marketing agents themselves (again restricted by law to be on a results payment basis only). Both of which are clear markers of self-employment.
As a freelance developer this is how I have long wanted the "system" to operate!
13th Nov 2014
Anyway this shouldn't have been a suprise
Isn't this the same way that SMP is calculated? Those who have been whinging about "unexpected costs" really mean "ah we've finally been caught out" - surely?
13th Nov 2014
I'm all for abolishing need to pay NMW...
As long as if a firm pays any worker less than the NMW then there is a NMxW/D (National Maximum Wage/Dividend) for the same period!
20th Mar 2013
Candidates who were deaf etc etc were welcomed as a further person was to be employed to be their signer! Madness!
24th Jan 2013
Do these transitional rules impact on deposits?
I paid a small reservation deposit on a new pickup (VW Amarok) before Christmas (one side of the transition) but will be picking up and paying the full finance deposit on the pick up in a few weeks time (the other side of the transition).
25th Jun 2012
... and that the loans, which for a typical IT contractor who has been using a tax avoidance scheme for several years, could easily exceed £1m ...
Haa haa haa haa haa hee hee hee hoo hoo - Oh stop it wha wha wha wha. Mr Carr has certainly got some competition in the comedy stakes. Ho ho ho ho. Oh my sides hurt!
Will (A typical IT contractor who lives in the real world!)