A previous blog post, from March of this year, warned of an emerging digital skills crisis in the UK public sector. According to a National Audit Office report, the UK government will need to spend £725 million over the next five years on training new digital staff. Two thousand new hires with digital expertise will be required to keep pace with the increase in demand. We also ...

In a previous blog post, we discussed the potential implications of planned changes to the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors working in the public sector. The proposed changes to IR35, which come into effect in April of this year, could lead to many contractors ‘jumping ship’ to the private sector where the new rules will not apply. This would have a majo ...

There has been a lot of talk recently about the UK Government’s planned changes to IR35 – the tax arrangements regulating self-employed IT contractors. As it stands, the current system does not require clients to deduct PAYE tax or National Insurance at source. The responsibility for declaration is placed on the contractor. For all public sector clients, this is due to change o ...