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What is an IR35 Status Determination Statement (SDS)?

Learn what an IR35 Status Determination Statement is, why contractor clients will soon need to provide them, and why reasonable care is so important.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How firms can prepare for IR35 compliance under the new Off-payroll rules

Act Now! Ensure smooth implementation and no damaging consequences of leaving things too late.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How in-house payroll solutions help agencies meet Off-Payroll obligations: part 2

Establishing a payroll using third party software can help agencies meet their Off-Payroll obligations while maximising operational efficiencies.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How in-house payroll solutions help agencies meet Off-Payroll obligations: part 1

Agencies responsible for taxing contractors under the Off-Payroll rules may find an in-house payroll to be the safest and most effective solution.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Umbrella holiday pay: Are you receiving your full entitlement?

Contractors asked to work via umbrella companies by hirers following the Off-Payroll legislation should understand their holiday pay entitlements.

|Contractor umbrellas companies

Former Financial Secretary Mel Stride calls for IR35 abolition

Former Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride called for the abolition of IR35 during a Treasury Committee meeting this afternoon.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC announces plans to resolve Off-Payroll drafting errors

HMRC has announced it intends to resolve a recent legislative amendment to Off-Payroll that causes unintended consequences throughout the contractor supply chain.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Other Contracting News

IPSE calls for Freelance Commissioner 'to champion a sector in crisis'

For Small Business Saturday the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has written a joint letter to the Chancellor.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - Other

More than two thirds of firms not ready for IR35 tax reform, survey finds

Construction HR specialist Randstad found 26% had no awareness of the rule changes or their potential business impact

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35 rules expected to change over intermediary confusion

The confusion surrounding what constitutes an “intermediary group” under IR35 will likely lead to a change in the primary legislation, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) director of policy and external affairs, Andy Chamberlain.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: does recent news mean that umbrella companies should not be used?

Clearly many lawyers will be trying to work out whether the amendment to the legislation does in fact have this, possibly unintended, consequence.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - IR35

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Oil firms prepared for Off-Payroll will reap a competitive edge

Companies that take a proactive approach to adopting a robust Off-Payroll compliance process will benefit from a continued engagement of the best calibre contractors,

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Steps Contractors Need To Take Ahead Of The New Off-Payroll Tax Changes

How contractors can help their clients prepare for the incoming Off-Payroll rules.


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The Off-Payroll legislation will take effect in April 2021, so robust compliance is crucial for hiring firms in the private sector and their recruitment partners.


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Deciding to work for yourself and becoming self-employed can be daunting. So what does it mean to be self-employed, and how do you register as self-employed?

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IR35: Former Treasury secretary Mel Stride calls for ‘dreaded’ off-payroll rules to be ‘abolished’

While chairing a Treasury Committee session on how the UK tax landscape must change to cover the costs of the coronavirus pandemic, ex-Treasury secretary Mel Stride backed calls for the IR35 rules to be abolished

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