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Ask any contractor who has been contracting regularly for the last few years what the best and worst bits about their job are and you can be assured that somewhere in that list of ‘worst bits’ will be the phrase ‘IR35 legislation.’
IR35 has been the bane of many contractors’ lives for a long, long time and is certainly the most unpopular piece of legislation ever aimed at one sector of workers.
The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) were brought in on the 1st October 2011.
They were applicable to all ‘agency workers’ and were aiming to give them all the exact same work and employment conditions that they would have been given if they had been working directly for the end client (rather than through an agency) doing the same job.
GAAR came into effect on the 17th July 2013 and was introduced in order to counteract any ‘tax advantages arising from any tax arrangements that are abusive.”
The legislation is built around the fact that tax arrangements exist (and have always existed and will probably always exist) wherein obtaining a tax advantage is ‘one of the main purposes’ of those arrangements.
I am new to contracting and after contacting many Umbrella Companies and becoming very confused I was refreshed by 1st Choice Umbrella’s approach as they explained everything in the simplest terms and nothing was too much trouble I would highly recommend! Peter B, IT Contractor
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