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Questions remain over umbrella worker support entitlement under JRS
Industry stakeholders have called for clarity on the JRS amid concern that umbrella workers will only receive an entitlement based on an NMW pay rate.

HMRC continues to hide CEST test data
HMRC’s test data for CEST has again been found wanting, with the taxman failing to publish the test input necessary to ascertain the tool’s accuracy.

COVID-19: Limited company contractors excluded from self-employed support package
Limited company contractors are excluded from measures unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support the UK’s self-employed through COVID-19.

IR35 & Off-Payroll – explained: essential compliance guidance - new book OUT NOW
IR35 & Off-Payroll – explained, a comprehensive 300-page compliance guide for the entire contractor supply chain, is available on Amazon now.

COVID-19: Contractors and the Job Retention Scheme
Contractors unable to work may be able to secure relief courtesy of the Job Retention Scheme or a proposed equivalent measure for the self-employed.

Self-employed face effective double taxation under Off-Payroll Tax
Thousands of contractors funding employment costs under the Off-Payroll Tax can claim back monies owed, explains tax barrister Alexander Wilson.

Loan Charge APPG publish report exposing fundamental flaw in Morse Review
Report exposes how Treasury commissioned Morse Review came to an unjustified conclusion leaving 35,000 000 – 40,000 people facing Loan Charge demands.

IR35 BREAKING NEWS: Government announces 12-month Off-Payroll delay
Government has announced a shock 12-month delay to the private sector rollout of the Off-Payroll legislation in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Off-Payroll Tax: Lords appear dumbfounded after HMRC witness evidence
House of Lords members appeared dumbfounded as HMRC and Treasury representatives provided unconvincing evidence during the latest committee hearing.

UK defence sector hit hard by Off-Payroll Tax
The UK’s defence sector is suffering a drastic fallout from the Off-Payroll Tax, impacting critical projects designed to protect the UK public.

Conduct Regulations pose Off-Payroll compliance challenges for agencies
Agencies making contract offers conditional on contractors working via an umbrella company are likely in breach of the Conduct Regulations.

Budget 2020: Off-Payroll Tax to go ahead, signals Chancellor
The Off-Payroll Tax will be extended to the private sector on 6 April 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced during this afternoon’s Budget.

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.

No evidence justifying Off-Payroll reform, Lords told by experts
The Off-Payroll Tax’s impact on vulnerable workers and HMRC’s failure to justify the proposed changes came under fire in the House of Lords yesterday.

Maternity rights to be stripped from self-employed women under new Conservative law
Ten’s of thousands of female self-employed professionals will have little to celebrate on International Women’s Day this Sunday.

Rife Off-Payroll non-compliance killing flexible workforce, our survey reveals
The UK’s flexible workforce is being decimated by Off-Payroll non-compliance, a new survey of over 12,000 contractors by ContractorCalculator reveals.

Contractor suffers defeat to HMRC in latest IR35 tribunal case
Robert Lee lost his appeal against HMRC after the tribunal determined he was “subject to overarching controls” while contracting for Nationwide.

Damaging impact of HMRC’s misleading webinars to NHS revealed
NHS Trusts are feeling the aftereffects of adopting a blanket approach to Off-Payroll, encouraged by HMRC, as staff shortages continue to intensify.

Off-Payroll failures highlighted again at Lords inquiry
The Off-Payroll legislation’s fundamental failings were addressed at the latest House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee hearing.

Help fight IR35 roll out - please take this survey NOW!
ContractorCalculator is requesting your final help to push back proposals to on the IR35 reforms, by completing a survey.

Disappointing Off-Payroll review “reeks of denial” by the Treasury
The Treasury’s Off-Payroll review has been published, reiterating plans to rollout the staunchly opposed legislation to the private sector this April.

IR35 ruling leaves broadcasters facing uncertainty: Eamonn Holmes tribunal analysis
An IR35 tribunal ruling featuring some contentious decisions means an uncertain future for broadcasters targeted by HMRC’s IR35 clampdown.

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.

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.

Off-Payroll: Bank faces contractor exodus following limited company blanket ban
Off-Payroll rules result in a limited company ban that leaves a major bank facing a contractor walkout and significant damage to its projects.

Off-Payroll Tax to go ahead in April 2020 despite review, announces Treasury
Government has launched a review of the Off-Payroll legislation yet still intends to extend the rules to the private sector in April 2020.

Rough Tax Justice: ‘Team RALC’ dissects its IR35 Tribunal victory
Chris Leslie of Tax Networks Ltd and ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin dissect Team RALC’s IR35 Tribunal victory over HMRC.

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