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If you’ve been paying attention to news stories coming out of the contracting world, you will be used to seeing headlines about big businesses announcing new off payroll policies in response to the approaching IR35 reforms. Every day, it seems, another corporate giant states their intention to stop engaging with PSCs, or even stop using contractors all together. Many are worried that opportunities for genuinely independent contractors will be in short supply following the reform, but is this really the case?

Income Tax

One of the things contractors have to get used to is that their pay, and therefore their income tax, varies according to how much they work. If you work more in a particular week or month, you’ll earn more and you’d expect to pay more tax in that period.

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National Insurance is a cost that self-employed contractors have to consider, so as a recruiter you may find yourself fielding questions about how CIS contractors pay national insurance. In this article we’ll cover all the basic information you’ll need to advise your contractors.

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If you’re a recruiter engaging CIS contractors, you may be familiar with this question, and indeed your clients may insist that your contractors have appropriate insurance. Insurance is a cost that your contractors will need to plan for, and it’s important that they get the right advice. So, what insurance do CIS contractors need?

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With the IR35 / Off Payroll reforms applying from April 2020, I’ve been writing a lot about how the new post-reform landscape will affect wining-work strategies and in particular, how to write an IR35-friendly CV, writes Matt Craven, Founder of The CV and Interview Advisors.