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HMRC boss accused of making it too hard to challenge rulings HMRC boss accused of making it too hard to challenge rulings

Difficult and expensive process is unfair on self-employed workers - MPs tell HMRC.

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 - IR35

Phil Thompson loses £300k tax battle Phil Thompson loses £300k tax battle

Phil Thompson faces back taxes arising from his time as a Sky Sports presenter

Thu, 14 Dec 2023 - IR35

Deliveroo’s sub clause keeps the wheels turning Deliveroo’s sub clause keeps the wheels turning

Deliveroo wins case thanks to a substitution contract clause.

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 - Other

Domino’s Pizza drivers were employees, not contractors, Supreme Court rules – The Irish Times Domino’s Pizza drivers were employees, not contractors, Supreme Court rules – The Irish Times

Thirteen-year saga over tax status of delivery staff has important implications for workers in the gig economy

Sat, 21 Oct 2023 - IR35

Labour to strengthen workers’ rights ‘within first 100 days Labour to strengthen workers’ rights ‘within first 100 days

Labour will implement plans to bolster workers’ rights within 100 days of taking office, Angela Rayner has told the Labour party conference.

Mon, 09 Oct 2023 - Other

Holiday pay: Supreme Court provides clarification Holiday pay: Supreme Court provides clarification

The Supreme Court has handed down an important decision clarifying certain aspects of entitlement to paid holiday pay following an appeal from a decision of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (NICA).

Thu, 05 Oct 2023 - Other

IR35: HMRC reportedly working to April 2024 start date for settlement offsets fix IR35: HMRC reportedly working to April 2024 start date for settlement offsets fix

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will have a solution in place by April 2024 to solve a long-standing issue that has repeatedly seen the government agency accused of over-collecting tax from non-IR35-compliant public sector bodies, it is claimed.

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 - IR35

Labour manoeuvres on workers’ rights show prickly path to a manifesto Labour manoeuvres on workers’ rights show prickly path to a manifesto

Tweaked promises on employment status have been denounced by Unite but election policies are still being measured up

Fri, 18 Aug 2023 - Other

HMRC holds itself to four standards – and it is failing on each one HMRC holds itself to four standards – and it is failing on each one

Department's failings extend well beyond its poor customer service standards

Tue, 15 Aug 2023 - Other

DWP accounts highlight decline in outside IR35 workers in wake of department’s £87.9m tax bill DWP accounts highlight decline in outside IR35 workers in wake of department’s £87.9m tax bill

The Department for Work and Pensions has seen a marked decline in the number of outside IR35 contractors it engages since the department was hit with a £87.9m tax bill.

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 - IR35

UK sets out crackdown on ‘umbrella companies’ UK sets out crackdown on ‘umbrella companies’

Treasury consultation focuses on intermediaries hiring temporary workers

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 - Contractor umbrellas companies

Why Government must destroy rogue umbrella firms who cheat taxman and abuse staff Why Government must destroy rogue umbrella firms who cheat taxman and abuse staff

Bosses at rogue umbrella companies who cheat the taxman and mistreat their staff threaten the UK’s economic growth prospects.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 - Contractor umbrellas companies

Heartbreaking evidence of anguish caused by loan charge cannot be ignored Heartbreaking evidence of anguish caused by loan charge cannot be ignored

Is Labour planning to attack this policy?

Wed, 10 May 2023 - Loan Charge

Amazon driver rights claim will not be struck out Amazon driver rights claim will not be struck out

An employment tribunal has rejected Amazon's bid to have drivers’ employee rights claims dismissed.

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 - Other

IR35 tax receipts set to double to £1.5bn a year IR35 tax receipts set to double to £1.5bn a year

Thousands more UK workers are being treated as employees

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Contractors cite tax avoidance legislation as ‘biggest concern’ in 2023 Contractors cite tax avoidance legislation as ‘biggest concern’ in 2023

Contractors have cited the IR35 reforms as being their biggest concern in 2023, ahead of the cost-of-living crisis and the government’s planned tax rises

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 - Contracting

HMRC must end the witch-hunt and scrap the worst tax law of all time HMRC must end the witch-hunt and scrap the worst tax law of all time

Freelancers are suffering for no benefit to themselves or the taxman

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 - IR35

Absurd tax rules must be scrapped before HMRC claims any more victims Absurd tax rules must be scrapped before HMRC claims any more victims

Presenter Kaye Adams has been caught in an increasingly expensive legal merry-go-round

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

IR35: fundamental problems remain, says ICAEW IR35: fundamental problems remain, says ICAEW

Tax Faculty recommends restricting or removing fiscal incentives to arbitrage employment status.

Tue, 17 May 2022 - IR35

Contractors in UK can escape tax if new hiring rules are misapplied Contractors in UK can escape tax if new hiring rules are misapplied

HMRC admits that freelancers are eligible to reclaim all tax paid under IR35 regime if hirers misclassify them

Tue, 22 Mar 2022 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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