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There is something about giving gifts and helping others that makes us feel good and if you can do that and save tax at the same time all the better!

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IR35 Reform

The reform of IR35 in the Private-Sector has been pushed back to April 2021, but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The reform will still go ahead, and contractors and end clients will still need to be prepared for it. As a recruiter, that leaves you with two groups of stakeholders looking to you for advice as their trusted industry expert.  

The Government announced in 2018 that it would provide a Business Rates Discount to retail businesses, which would apply in the years 2019/20 and 2020/21. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which saw the enforced closure of many high-street businesses, the discount was increased to 100% and extended to include the leisure and hospitality sectors. This has now been further extended to include recruitment businesses, whether their premises are closed or not.

Working from home can be a luxury for some of us, the norm or lonely, but in present times it seems a lot of us have no choice but to stay safe for ourselves and our families and work remotely. Those of you that primarily work in offices buzzing with chatter, ideas, innovation with the strong smell of coffee or someone making their porridge in the morning may make you feel the longing desire to get back to the office sooner rather than later.


If you're self-employed you will have been eagerly awaiting detail on government measures to help you through the COVID19 crisis, and particularly the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). 

Guide to Coronavirus Support for Ltd Companies and the Self-Employed. Click here to download>>