IR35 – does it apply to you?

If you’re working as a contractor, you’ve probably encountered IR35 legislation. It’s essential to know your IR35 status as you could face steep penalties for avoidance. IR35 in detail Introduced by HMRC, IR35 is designed to ensure that only properly self-employed people receive the relevant tax breaks. There are tax and National Insurance contributions regulations […]

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Skills list change will make it tougher to teach in the UK

In June, then Home Secretary, and now UK prime minister, Theresa May, commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to determine whether teachers should remain on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). It’s unclear what the committee will determine, but the hope is that teachers will remain on the SOL. The UK is struggling to hold on to teachers […]

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Real opportunities are waiting in New Zealand

New Zealand often ranks top of the list for people making an international move. They choose a kiwi lifestyle not just for the high employment rate and financial opportunities, but also because it is an incredible country to call home. Why New Zealand is a favoured migration destination New Zealand is home to beautiful and […]

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New immigration skills charge makes it harder for non-UK citizens to find work

The Immigration Act of 2016 was updated on 12 July 2016 to introduce an immigration skills charge which will discourage UK companies from hiring foreign citizens. The Tory-led UK government has repeatedly claimed it is presently too easy for UK employers to hire non-UK citizens. The previous Minister for Immigration and Security, James Brokenshire, had some emphatic […]

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