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HMRC’s CEST figures, obtained by FOI, indicate widespread wrongful tax treatment

Thousands of contractors are overtaxed and can appeal following public sector IR35 reforms, findings from a ContractorCalculator investigation suggest.

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Being terminated can be a messy business, but contractors who handle it properly can make it a success.


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Compared with employees, contractors enjoy only modest tax advantages and generate considerably more tax. Find out how you can help HMRC realise this.

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HMRC poised to score spectacular own goal on IR35 reforms

HMRC’s attempts to justify its flawed CEST tool’s approach to IR35 and omission of mutuality of obligation have placed it in a Catch-22 situation.

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Attempts by recruiters and hirers to use umbrella companies to negate employment costs at the expense of contractors could lead to legal challenges.

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Self-employed sector in urgent need of ‘new deal’, says Demos report

IPSE welcomes a new report by cross-party think tank Demos, which urgently calls for a ‘new deal’ for the self-employed.

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Harvey Nash: 90% of contractors admit post-IR35 reform stress

The economic and emotional toll the IR35 reforms have taken on the contractor community.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey by Harvey Nash.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

ICAEW slams HMRC for IR35 failings

In a letter to Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride, the ICAEW stated a number of problems which need to be resolved before any similar change can be considered for the private sector.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

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