In simple terms, IR35 is tax legislation introduced by the UK Government designed to tax “disguised employment” at a rate similar to employment. This predominantly applies to contractors working with clients through intermediaries, such as a personal service company, where they could be seen to be acting as employees.

Payroll has become a popular and important part of FreeAgent since they launched their integrated accounting and RTI-compliant payroll system two years ago. The Payroll Dashboard builds on top of this to make it easier than ever to run your business payroll, with better visibility over your payroll figures.

Taking on your first employee can be really exciting but if you haven’t had to think about issues like employment law or company inductions before, it can also be a little daunting! If you’re not quite sure where to start, these top five tips from Georgina Read, co-founder and director of citrusHR, an HR support service for small businesses in the UK, should come in handy!

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This BBC article covers Telecoms provider TalkTalk is investigating a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on its website in which some of its customer data may have been accessed.

The article provides advice on phishing calls and emails, monitoring your bank account and using safe passwords.

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