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Placing Contractors in Ghana – Why There’s Ample Opportunity for Agencies

Friday 31st August 2018

Often known as ‘The Gold Coast’, Ghana isn’t perhaps the most obvious destination for some agencies which place contractors internationally, but it is a real gem for those in the know. It is a tranquil place to live and work; in fact, the Global Peace Index recognises it as Africa’s most peaceful country and, globally,… [continue reading]

South Africa’s latest ConCourt ruling – how does it affect you?

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Regular readers of our blogs will know that we have written about why the continent of Africa is such a fantastic place for international contractors to work, and there’s no doubt that each of its 54 countries presents unique experiences and a raft of opportunities. However, as global tax and compliance is ever changing, contingent… [continue reading]

France – a contracting hotspot

Friday 24th August 2018

When it comes to choosing countries to work in, contingent professionals really are spoiled for choice. As regular readers of our ‘A Contractor’s Guide’ blogs will know, so many destinations provide a great balance of professional opportunities and pastimes to enjoy outside of office hours that it can be hard to pick. More contingent workers… [continue reading]

HMRC’s Requirement to Correct deadline looms – are you prepared?

Monday 20th August 2018

At 6CATS, we’ve written extensively about the ways that authorities worldwide are ramping up their actions against tax evasion. There’s no doubt that compliance is becoming more complex and the penalties and risks are greater than ever. Undeclared offshore income is a real risk One step taken by the UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in the Czech Republic

Friday 17th August 2018

With its array of picturesque historic cities, romantic castles and stunning architecture, the Czech Republic deserves a place on everyone’s travel list. Its central European location also makes it a great starting point for exploring other neighbouring countries. The destination is also a great place for contractors to work. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and… [continue reading]

Inaccurate tax testing tool highlights the need for agencies to seek expert advice

Monday 13th August 2018

Regular readers of the 6CATS International blog will know that we’ve written about the many ways in which agencies placing contractors internationally can find themselves unwittingly falling foul of tax compliance laws. A recent news story from the UK highlights just how easily this can happen. CEST test incorrectly classifies half of contractors for IR35… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in Slovakia

Friday 10th August 2018

With a landscape that’s perfect for outdoor pursuits, is no wonder that Slovakia is a top destination for anyone interested in exploring, hiking, skiing or mountain biking. Its location in central Europe also makes it a perfect springboard for travellers wishing to explore the rest of the continent. Talent shortages create contracting opportunities Slovakia is… [continue reading]

International compliance – 5 crucial issues for agencies

Sunday 5th August 2018

With authorities worldwide clamping down on tax evasion, there’s no doubt that it is crucial for owners of agencies that specialise in international contractor placement to be compliant with local laws. At 6CATS, we have blogged about a number of new legislations and penalties that have been introduced as part of measures to tackle the… [continue reading]

A guide to contracting in the Netherlands

Friday 3rd August 2018

The Netherlands is renowned for its beautiful landscape of windmills, tulip fields and canals, and its relative flatness means that it is a hugely popular destination for scenery-loving cyclists. It is also home to the Van Gogh museum and an array of globally prized works of art. And, for those who prefer a faster pace,… [continue reading]