Working from home means that you can really concentrate on the work that you’re passionate about. It offers greater freedom and flexibility, but it can also have its drawbacks in that it’s easier to be affected by distractions you just don’t have in an office.
Earlier this month the draft legislation for off-payroll working in the private sector was released and confirmed that it will be introduced from April 2020. There were no surprises in the draft legislation but there were some enhancements which we assume have come from the public sector roll out. An overview of the draft legislation outcomes can be found in our article – “Off-payroll working in the private sector is confirmed for April 2020”.
An additional security measure to help prevent millions of pounds worth of fraud has unfortunately been postponed until 2020 due to a delay in the banking systems. The Confirmation of Payee was due to be introduced by July 19 to help protect customers from payments scams involving authorised push payments (APP’s).
Shawn joined PayStream as a Customer Care Advisor in 2018 and has since become an integral part of the team. She's one of the first points of contact for our umbrella employees and is also responsible for training new starters. We wanted to find out a little more about Shawn and her PayStream journey.
We have recently seen a number of letters from HMRC received by contractors working for a well- known end client in the engineering and construction industry. The letters ask the contractor to check their employment status whilst they carried out work for this particular client.
Working as a contractor gives you a great deal of power over your own workload, allowing you to take on the assignments that appeal to you the most. But once a contract that you've loved working on has finished, how should you go about finding your next exciting opportunity?
The new tax year is now well under way so we want to ensure that you start it in the best possible way, by sharing you with you some personal tax planning help and advice. From personal allowances and reliefs through to potential penalties. We want to ensure that our contractors start the new tax year off on the right foot.