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April 21, 2020
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Truly Testing Times for All

Have you been asked to take a pay cut for fear of redundancy? If you have, you maybe some of the lucky ones. Others have been […]
April 9, 2020
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Are You Wondering Why You Can’t Get Access To A Small Business Interruption Loan?

Will you be surprised to hear that the Banks, (yes those institutions the British public bailed out in 2008 during the other global crisis) are not […]
April 8, 2020
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Pendragon comments – The Treasury Select Committee CJRS – 08.04.20

CJRS update Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary & Chief Executive HMRC Most employers will use the scheme responsibly and correctly, but there are broad risks of […]
April 1, 2020
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Pendragon Consultancy comment – Spotlight 54

A stark warning from HMRC to NHS professionals returning to support the COVID-19 crisis. Umbrella companies offering tax avoidance schemes, are a huge factor within the […]
March 31, 2020
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Umbrella Workers to Receive Unfair Treatment under the ‘Job Retention Scheme’

FCSA are actively lobbying on behalf of the circa 625,000 umbrella employees who would be affected by this guidance to ensure that they fairly receive furloughed […]
March 31, 2020
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HMRC – ISSUED SPOTLIGHT 54 (NHS)

Umbrella companies are still awaiting full details from HMRC regarding how furloughed pay would be applied to their workers. Rest assured if you’re using a tax […]
March 18, 2020

IR35 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 Due to the Coronavirus

What will this mean for the thousands of contractors which have left or had their contracts terminated or those which have taken permanent roles or now […]
March 16, 2020
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IR35 REFORMS PRIVATE SECTOR – 21 DAYS LEFT FOR RICHER

The IR35 announcement in last weeks budget, was a bit of damp squib by all accounts. It didn’t even get a mention in the Chancellors main […]
March 12, 2020
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BUDGET IN BRIEF

FOR RICHER Tax free personal allowance remains at £12,500 NLW for over 25’s increase from £8.21 to £8.72ph National insurance contributions (NICs) threshold applies to class […]
March 11, 2020
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Budget Updates for Off-Payroll

Statutory Sick Pay – The government will support small and medium-sized businesses and employers to cope with the extra costs of paying COVID-19 related SSP by […]
March 11, 2020

BUDGET DAY – Janet De-Havilland CEO of Pendragon Consultancy comments

Today has been a long time coming, and whilst we may be relieved to get some final answers there will undoubtedly be winners and losers. Known […]
February 21, 2020

Imminent change to IR35 in the private sector

https://pendragonconsultancy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pendragon_HeadDown_Full-Page_AW_Part2-1-3.pdf
December 10, 2019

Have you been told by your engagers they will no longer pay you via your PSC? Don’t despair, there is an alternative!

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_highearningcontractors-sdcexpenses-paye-activity-6608997596386205696-ia9-
December 9, 2019

IR35! ENOUGH ALREADY Have a lay down and let Pendragon Consultancy take the strain.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_agencies-business-pharmacy-activity-6608640922731200512-5nWn
December 4, 2019

“Thousands of higher earners, mostly in the public sector, have fallen foul of the tapered annual allowance since it was introduced in 2016.”

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_pension-tax-threat-faced-by-thousands-activity-6606831527298899968-U-VF
December 3, 2019

Off-Payroll: ‘assignment rates’ pose problems for contractors, agencies and clients

December 2, 2019

ALL THINGS EQUAL

https://magazine.theglobalrecruiter.com/2019/07/18/gr203-supply-side-all-things-equal/pugpig_index.html
November 30, 2019

IT CONTRACTORS MAY TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST RBS AND THEIR AGENCY

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_royal-bank-of-scotland-it-contractor-ban-activity-6602836847758454784-rqSy
November 26, 2019

TAXING TIMES

https://magazine.theglobalrecruiter.com/2019/05/14/gr201-supply-side-taxing-times/pugpig_index.html
November 10, 2019

BREXIT PREPARATION TIP OF THE DAY

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_brexitplanning-brexitready-activity-6587246299735699456-F2Yh
November 5, 2019

UK & US NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE RISKS

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_the-triple-risk-of-raising-the-us-and-uk-activity-6585774475088809984-oh-b
November 3, 2019

LABOUR PLEDGES WHICH WILL IMPACT THE WAY WE WORK

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_labour-party-plans-32-hour-working-week-activity-6582170479379914752-E-xE/
October 27, 2019

Greater clarification needed on “worker status” says a Watford Employment Tribunal

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_tribunal-seeks-worker-status-clarification-activity-6581495210662998016-A-Wv/
October 10, 2019

John & Jezza’s plans to expropriate £300bn from businesses with 250+ staff giving shares to staff, whilst trousering anything above £500 as a stealth tax. Increased corporation tax from 19% – 26% and stronger tax avoidance measures.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_uks-labour-would-seize-300bn-of-company-activity-6574209062420922369-6m8W
October 5, 2019

Providing a ‘Key information document’ for agency workers: guidance for employment businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/providing-a-key-information-document-for-agency-workers-guidance-for-employment-businesses
October 2, 2019

ARE HMRC LITERALLY MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG, OR ARE THEY ARE SIMPLY TERRORISING TAXPAYERS INTO PAYING UP?

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_judge-accuses-hmrc-of-making-up-figures-to-activity-6574544911029288960-CmfP/
September 11, 2019

A FINE EXAMPLE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6561666596308303872/
September 10, 2019

ARE HMRC LITERALLY MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG, OR ARE THEY ARE SIMPLY TERRORISING TAXPAYERS INTO PAYING UP?

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/janetdehavilland_judge-accuses-hmrc-of-making-up-figures-to-activity-6574544911029288960-CmfP
September 2, 2019

IS A CONTRACTOR AN EMPLOYEE?

https://www.link https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6554259375639281664/
April 18, 2019

Pendragon Consultancy Passes FCSA Accreditation With Flying Colours In Just 15 Weeks

Pendragon Consultancy passes FCSA accreditation with flying colours in just 15 weeks
April 17, 2019

Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group

https://pendragonconsultancy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Loan-Charge-Inquiry-Report-April-2019-FINAL-1.pdf
April 17, 2019

Court of Appeal decision on managed service companies means major risks for accountancy service providers, staffing companies and their directors

Court of Appeal decision on managed service companies means major risks for accountancy service providers, staffing companies and their directors
April 17, 2019

HMRC wins £40m legal case against tax avoidance promoter

https://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/hmrc-wins-40m-legal-case-against-tax-avoidance-promoter/a1214938
April 17, 2019

Construction services will become subject to UK VAT reverse charge from October 2019

https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/june/construction-services-subject-to-uk-vat-reverse-charge-from-2019/
April 17, 2019

Disguised remuneration: asset transfer arrangements set up to avoid the loan charge (Spotlight 50)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/disguised-remuneration-asset-transfer-arrangements-set-up-to-avoid-the-loan-charge-spotlight-50
April 17, 2019

Payslip policy: a guide to the 2019 legislation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pahttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/payslip-policy-a-guide-to-the-2019-legislationyslip-policy-a-guide-to-the-2019-legislation
April 17, 2019

Surprising Court Of Appeal Decision On The Agency Workers Regulations

Surprising Court of Appeal decision on the Agency Workers Regulations
April 17, 2019

FCSA Initiative Launched To Give Peace Of Mind To Recruiters And Their Clients

FCSA initiative launched to give peace of mind to recruiters and their clients
April 4, 2019

News-Story

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-security-contributions-for-uk-and-eu-workers-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal?utm_source=HMRCLinkedIn&utm_medium=OwnedLinkedIn&utm_campaign=EUEXIT
April 4, 2019

News story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news
April 1, 2019

Expenses Explained

March 28, 2019

Disguised remuneration: asset transfer arrangements set up to avoid the loan charge (Spotlight 50)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/disguised-remuneration-asset-transfer-arrangements-set-up-to-avoid-the-loan-charge-spotlight-50
March 13, 2019

What is IR35?

August 23, 2018

Umbrella companies offering to increase your take home pay (Spotlight 45)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/umbrella-companies-offering-to-increase-your-take-home-pay-spotlight-45
July 5, 2018

HMRC Publish White Paper on MOO

Pendragon Consultancy CEO published this blog back in July 2018, illustrating her foresite and understanding of the legislation and the impact it would have on Contractors, […]