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Strong calls for delay or abandonment of Off-Payroll Tax during Lords inquiry

Contracting and industry experts have called for an abandonment of the Off-Payroll Tax during a House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee hearing.


Eamonn Holmes loses IR35 tax case despite forty years as freelance broadcaster

Eamonn Holmes loses to HMRC in IR35 tax tribunal over ITV engagements between 2011 and 2015 on grounds of mutuality of obligation and control.


Please Boris, don’t torch the UK’s flexible workforce

PM Boris Johnson stands of the verge of torching the UK’s flexible workforce, causing irreversible damage to business and the economy in the process.

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Limited company ‘inside IR35’ v umbrella PAYE – advantages and disadvantages

Contractors working ‘inside IR35’ following the implementation of the Off-Payroll legislation need to consider their preferred operating model.


Off-Payroll: Statutory tax amnesty is essential to stem chaos

Government must legislate to prevent HMRC from using the Off-Payroll Tax to identify contractors for investigation or risk a labour market crisis.


Off-Payroll: Tories facing crisis with tax reforms set to decimate flexible workforce

Government risks a labour market crisis as more than half of contractors plan to leave projects in response to Off-Payroll, a new survey reveals.


Lords committee invites contributions to inquiry into Off-Payroll Tax

Affected parties are encouraged to contribute to a House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee into the damaging Off-Payroll Tax.


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New IR35 rules could hit oil and gas workers hard, MP warns - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

North-east oil and gas workers face a 25% loss of earnings if new tax rules come into effect next year, an MP has warned.

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - IR35

Sajid Javid announces Conservatives will review IR35 in 2020

In a potential breakthrough for the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that they will review the controversial IR35 legislation

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - IR35

Business urges delay to tax changes affecting temporary workers

Research shows many businesses are underprepared as April deadline looms.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - IR35

These Men Killed Themselves After The Government Hit Them With Historic Tax Demands

"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: It has essentially destroyed our family."

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - Tax Issues

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Eamonn Holmes loses £250,000 tax case

Ruling against This Morning presenter comes weeks ahead of tightening of controversial IR35 law.


Eamonn Holmes faces tax bill following IR35 ruling

Judge Harriet Morgan ruled that the TV presenter’s relationship with ITV amounted to employment, despite arguing he was ‘totally freelance’.

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TV presenter Holmes latest to lose tax battle

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has lost his battle against HM Revenue & Customs in an IR35 tax case after a judge deemed his contract with ITV amounted to employment.

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IR35: Eamonn Holmes faces £250,000 tax bill after losing case against HMRC weeks before changes come into effect

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes could be faced with a £250,000 tax bill after he lost a tax case against HM Revenue & Customs.


Eamonn Holmes loses battle over £250k tax bill as he accuses HMRC of ‘reinventing rules’

Eamonn Holmes could face a £250,000 bill after he lost a case to the taxman over how he is paid.

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