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Contractors

The Kingsbridge Experts: Customer Service Edition

We’ve sat down with the leaders of each department at Kingsbridge, to give us an insight into their daily role.…

Contractor Guides

Are you on the best "contractor mortgage rate"?

Read on below for a guest article by CMME. This article is for information purposes only and should not be seen as…

Contractor Guides

Contractor Mortgage FAQ`s with CMME

Read on below for a guest article by CMME.    This article is for information purposes only and should not be seen as…

Contractors

A month in to IR35: Ask Andy Answers

Here we are at the end of April. The IR35 reforms have been in play for almost a month and…

Contractors

Disputes and Concerns: Ask Andy Answers

It’s a matter of days now until the reformed IR35 legislation comes into effect, so we have a bumper crop…

Contracting Life

The best podcasts for freelancers

A few weeks ago, we took a look at the 7 blogs every freelancer should be reading. And while we still…

Contractors

Financial risk and exemptions: Ask Andy Answers

With around two weeks to go until the private sector off-payroll rules come into force, your questions for Andy Vessey,…

Contractor Guides

Making Tax Digital: What is it, and do contractors need to worry?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was laid out back in December 2018, with the Government setting out a roadmap of changes to the UK’s…

Contractors

Can contractors do anything to avoid a blanket determination?

Despite the fact that end clients are supposed to demonstrate due diligence when issuing Status Determination Statuses (SDS), we’re still…

Contractors

Substition and moving abroad: Ask Andy Answers

Not long to go now until the private sector IR35 reforms come into effect on 6th April, and your questions for Andy…

Contractor Guides

SEISS grant 4 and 5 are coming?

One of the big announcements in Sunak’s Spring Budget was that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme was to be extended until September 2021,…

Contractors

Self assessment and delays to IR35: Ask Andy Answers

With less than a month to go before the date of the IR35 private sector reforms, Andy Vessey, Kingsbridge’s Head…

Contractors

Residency, tax efficiency, and contract terms: Ask Andy Answers

We blinked and now it’s March, which means the IR35 reforms are now but a month away. So, without further…

Contractors

How Kaye Adams won IR35 status appeal against HMRC

In yet another round of TV personalities vs the taxman, Loose Women star Kaye Adams beat HMRC this week in an appeal over…

Contractors

I’m an energy sector contractor, should I be worried about IR35?

The IR35 reforms are due to come into force on 6th April 2021 and, on the whole, energy sector contractors are…

Contractors

Role changes and contract extensions: Ask Andy Answers

With 6th April 2021 approaching fast, we’re receiving lots of questions for Kingsbridge’s Head of Tax, Andy Vessey, to answer using his…

Contractors

5 simple tips for how contractors can prepare for IR35

There are around seven weeks to go until the private sector IR35 reforms are implemented, so contractors really are in the…

Contractors

IR35: What`s happened so far?

With the off-payroll reforms to the private sector only 2 months away, we thought now would be a good time to look back over the history of IR35, which first came into…

Contractors

End Client Edition: Ask Andy Answers

As you may have noticed if you are regular reader of Ask Andy, all of the questions so far have come…

Contractors

HMRC's CEST Tool is failing 1 in 5 cases - What can contractors do?

It’s been reported by the tax watchdog that HMRC’s own CEST Tool for checking IR35 status has been failing to provide a…

Contractors

Offshore work and umbrella companies: Ask Andy Answers

It’s your weekly reminder that 6th April 2021 and the IR35 private sector reforms are very nearly here. And by ‘very…

Contractors

Client control and equipment use: Ask Andy Answers

Ever wonder if paying for your own equipment as a contractor is an indicator of IR35 status? Or perhaps you’ve…

Contractors

Status Determinations and Public Sector work: Ask Andy Answers

With the private sector IR35 reforms only two months away (and with little chance of being delayed again), Kingsbridge’s Head of Tax,…

Contractors

Will IR35 be the end of contracting?

IR35 is very nearly here. For real, this time. With the coronavirus vaccination programme rolling out through the UK, it’s…

Contractors

Supreme Court rules in favour of FCA over Small Business Interruption insurance case

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the FCA, and subsequently small businesses across the UK, in a Business Interruption…

Contractors

How IR35 could affect the UK contracting economy

Once the dust settles and we (hopefully) come out of the third national lockdown, the main focus on the UK contracting economy will once…

Contractor Guides

How to manage your contractor workload effectively

Before Christmas, work was picking up for many contractors and we hope that that’s been the case for you, and that…

Contractors

Case Study: When will HMRC ride in tandem with the rest of us?

In the recent case of Mr Chris Townsend v Bikeworks CIC, Chris Townsend, a qualified cycle instructor, claimed he was unfairly dismissed by Bikeworks, a social…

IR35 Hub

IR35 Reform: Time to prepare, Andy Vessey says no to delay

It happened last year, so it might just happen again, right? With all the chaos of new lockdowns, school closures…

Contractors

Complicated working environments: Ask Andy Answers

While Andy Vessey was taking a well-earned break over Christmas, Kingsbridge’s other resident IR35 expert, Matt Tyler, was standing in. Normally, our Ask Andy questions…