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HMRCs IR35 CEST tool without MOO can never be fully accurate says legal tax expert

IR35 tribunal history shows that, without considering MOO, HMRC’s CEST tool can never be fully accurate, says Chartergates director, Matt Boddington.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Supreme Court judgment exposes HMRC's misguided stance on employment status law

HMRC’s stance on MOO has again been disproven in court; this time as the Supreme Court rejects an appeal against the infamous Pimlico Plumbers ruling.

|Tax Issues

Have Off-Payroll IR35 reforms rendered contractors guilty until proven innocent?

With the Off-Payroll rules, HMRC has created a regime whereby contractors are considered caught by IR35 unless they can conclusively prove otherwise.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

NHS implicated in multi-million pound tax dodge following IR35 reforms

HMRC chastised after it emerges NHS Trusts may have engaged in unlawful tax avoidance, incentivised by the Off-Payroll IR35 rules.


HMRC is incapable of implementing and policing the Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC demonstrated its ineptitude when losing a recent IR35 tribunal case. If the taxman can’t get it right, what chance does the general public have?

|Dave's Blog

Latest contractor IR35 tribunal win suggests HMRC knew CEST was flawed upon launch

Details of a third defeat for HMRC in four IR35 tribunals to emerge this year suggests that the taxman knew CEST was legally flawed upon launch.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

How to lobby your MP against more damaging IR35 reforms

The recent IR35 reforms caused considerable damage and could hurt you if rolled out to the private sector. Please lobby your MP now to prevent this - here’s how.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Other Contracting News

NHS Funding through Off-Payroll in Private Sector

Are businesses going to have to pay for this by way of the new off-payroll tax being rolled out to the private sector?

5 hours ago - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Amazon delivery firms face legal action over workers' rights

GMB union is demanding gig economy drivers get sick pay and national minimum wage

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 - Other

Taxman ignores more than four million calls as HMRC is accused of failing the self-employed

More than four million calls to the taxman were left unanswered over the past year, prompting accusations HMRC is failing the self-employed. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Wed, 30 May 2018 - Tax Issues

IR35: The Meltdown

If the new system hits the private sector as many expect, it’ll take effective guidance and comprehensive support from advisers to defuse the ticking IR35 timebomb.

Fri, 25 May 2018 - IR35

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Self-employed give verdict on Pimlico Plumbers ruling

Pimlico Plumbers case is significant for the UK's gig economy

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Landmark case for gig workers

A self-employed plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling.


Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple cart in landmark case

The Pimlico Plumber's verdict provides excellent clarification on employment status law


Scrap employer's NI to make tax fairer for contractors

The tax system is flawed and urgently needs addressing by HMRC

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Ex-DWP IT contractor wins IR35 case appeal against HMRC

A court has dismissed HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) demands for £26,000 in payment from a public sector IT contractor it claimed had fallen foul of the IR35 tax avoidance rules.

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