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August 14, 2020

From Lockdown to Unlocked

An Insight from Pendragon Consultancy C.E.O Janet De Havilland 2020 has been a year that we never could have imagined. From a business perspective, we have […]
June 29, 2020

Hiring in the New Normal

2020 has been a tough year for employers, the contractor market and freelancers. Uncertainty over changes to the off-payroll tax IR35, and a global pandemic that […]
June 29, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What to Know about the Clawback

As the dust begins to settle on the on the Government-funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), it has been reported that the Government is spending as […]
June 29, 2020

UK Employment Solutions for Overseas Businesses

Uncertain Times for Overseas Businesses In these uncertain times and with events such as COVID-19 and Brexit, many international companies who have a UK presence to […]
April 21, 2020

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

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 on 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 6, 2020

To furlough or not to furlough? That is the question

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as furloughing was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide a mechanism to allow […]
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 CJRS

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 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

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

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

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 – 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 […]
December 9, 2019

IR35! Enough already

Have a lay down and let Pendragon Consultancy take the strain What is fascinating and at the same time alarming is all the scaremongering and hype. […]
December 4, 2019

Thousands of higher earners, affected -by the Tapered Annual Allowance

“Thousands of higher earners, mostly in the public sector, have fallen foul of the tapered annual allowance since it was introduced in 2016.” However, it is […]
December 3, 2019

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

December 2, 2019

ALL THINGS EQUAL

SUPPLY SIDE – Janet De-Havilland MD & CEO of Pendragon Consultancy Ltd asks if giving equal value to all parties in the supply chain can improve […]
November 26, 2019

TAXING TIMES

SUPPLY SIDE – Janet De-Havilland MD & CEO of Pendragon Consultancy Ltd asks if recruitment businesses are aiding non-compliant umbrellas. Tax planning for contractors has been […]
November 10, 2019

BREXIT PREPARATION TIP OF THE DAY

Do you own an .eu domain? If yes, there are some important dates and changes to be aware of. New rules will be invoked as GB […]
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

Greater clarification needed on “worker status” says a Watford Employment Tribunal An employment tribunal is seeking clarification from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the […]
October 10, 2019

John & Jezza’s plan to expropriate £300bn from businesses with 250+ staff

Plans to expropriate £330bn from business John & Jezza’s plans to expropriate £300bn from businesses with 250+ staff giving shares to staff, whilst trousering anything above […]
October 5, 2019

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

AGENCIES WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW “KID” IN TOWN Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI) are introducing “KID” Key Information Document which must […]
September 11, 2019

A fine example of unintended consequences

The British tax system just isn’t doing what the British tax payer expects, or even thinks it should be doing when it comes to collecting taxes. […]
September 10, 2019

Are HMRC literally making it up as they go along?

ARE HMRC LITERALLY MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG, OR ARE THEY ARE SIMPLY TERRORISING TAXPAYERS INTO PAYING UP? HMRC have been called out by […]
September 2, 2019

IS A CONTRACTOR AN EMPLOYEE?

Google employs about 102,000 full-time employees worldwide compared with its 121,000 contractors. In the case of Dynamex v the Californian Supreme Court, the court in its […]
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

Court of Appeal decision on Managed Service Companies( MSC) means major risks

The Court of Appeal has confirmed when the Managed Service Company legislation will apply to personal service companies (PSCs) which have used accountancy service providers to […]
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

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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

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April 1, 2019

Expenses Explained

March 13, 2019

What is IR35?

August 23, 2018

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

WHY ISN’T HMRC BRAVE ENOUGH TO NAME AND SHAME THOSE PEDDLING TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEMES? …. THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE, instead they settle with them quietly […]
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, […]