How to cut your VAT bills and have some very satisfied clients

If you are an intermediary (employment agency or umbrella company) supplying clients who can’t get their VAT back, how about not charging it in the first place?  These clients might be public sector bodies (central and local government and the NHS), any other healthcare providers, charities, schools, banks and insurance companies. Until 2009 HMRC operated […]

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On November 16, 2011, posted in: Articles by

Employment status: the Supreme Court tears up the contract in the Autoclenz

In the landmark case of Autoclenz Ltd v. Belcher, the Supreme Court has endorsed the approach of lower courts in looking behind the written contract in employment cases to see what was actually going on.  Autoclenz said that its car valeters were self-employed, although they had never worked for anyone else for years and years.  […]

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On October 19, 2010, posted in: Articles by