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21st Oct 2014
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working in - or with - small businesses in the construction industry

New legislation against 'false self employment' in construction

The Editor [News] 08:09 28/07/09
The Government has signalled its intention to legislate against what it decribes as 'false self-employment' in the construction industry.

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Workers in business 'albeit in a modest way'

The Editor [CIS News] 08:00 13/02/09
A recent Special Commissioners case has decided that workers of a window installation firm were in business on their own account, 'albeit in a modest way'.

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Small firms want say in new local tax

The Editor [News] 11:08 29/01/09
Small business owners are lobbying Government to give them more of a say on how their taxes are spent.

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Free office space for start-ups

The Editor [News] 12:12 27/01/09
A new campaign is offering free office space to UK start-up businesses in a move by the private sector to 'get Britain working again'.

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HMRC cuts interest on overpayments to zero

The Editor [News] 11:30 23/01/09
HM Revenue and Customs is cutting the interest it pays on money it owes to taxpayers to zero per cent.

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All change to a nicer ISA?

The Editor [News] 09:00 20/03/08
ISAs are one means of tax efficient saving. Tony Harris from ContractorFinancials who specialise in financial services for contractors, explains the changes to the schemes.

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Debt counselling for the self-employed

The Editor [News] 16:10 14/03/08
Britain's leading debt charity, the Foundation for Credit Counselling, has established a specialist service for small business owners and the self-employed.

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Small business owners are not immigration officers

The Editor [News] 11:40 04/03/08
A small business group has criticised new legislation on employing foreign workers that will impose unrealistic expectations and draconian fines on employers.

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Seminars for the contruction industry

The Editor [News from Partners] 12:41 29/02/08
Qdos Consulting is holding Construction Industry Seminars for contractors and accountants in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

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HMRC has duty of care in contractor case

The Editor [CIS News] 14:07 05/11/07
A recent case at the Court of Appeal was found in favour of a small civil engineering contractor and against HM Revenue and Customs. There were some aspects which will need further clarification but on the points found for Neil Martin, HMRC have a duty of care and where they have made persistent errors a taxpayer can sue HMRC in cases of negligence.

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