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IR35: ContractorCalculator publishes summary of responses to Off-Payroll consultation

ContractorCalculator has published its own summary of Off-Payroll consultation responses, to better inform the public and MPs on attitudes toward HMRC’s proposals.


Hirers face huge rights claims pay-outs after inside IR35 contractor legal settlement

Hirers, agencies and clients forcing contractors inside IR35 following Off-Payroll face huge employment rights claims after a significant legal settlement.


Using a life insurance trust to maximise payout and reduce tax bills

You need to use a life insurance trust to avoid your family facing significant tax bills on life insurance payouts. Here's how.

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Contractors rarely operate as sole traders

Contractors wanting to work as a sole trader will find agencies and clients won’t work with them. Here's why and the solution.

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Off-Payroll Working: new petition launched to ensure fairness for all workers

Contractors are urged to sign a petition to help prevent irrevocable damage to UK flexible working and ensure fairness for all workers.

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Contractor doctor: can contractors using umbrella companies be caught by IR35?

Does working for an umbrella company enable you to avoid it?

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ContractorCalculator launches Off-Payroll ‘fact pack’ to help contractors inform MPs

ContractorCalculator has published a ‘fact pack’ to help contractors inform MPs of the damaging effects of Off-Payroll and prevent a private sector rollout.

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HMRC tax crackdown victimises easy targets

Up to 50,000 people will owe the taxman tens – in some cases hundreds – of thousands of pounds by April 5. The bills will leave some of them having to sell their home or go bankrupt.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

HMRC agrees payout with contractor in landmark employment case

Susan Winchester achieved the settlement after challenging the tax office on its application of employment law after the terms of her contract with the government body were changed.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Taxman’s revelation shines a light on HMRC hypocrisy

There’s no doubt the admission by a senior HMRC official that it allows wealthy and high-profile individuals to avoid prosecution for financial crimes and settle cases out of court will incense the contractor community - a sector under constant pressure with the blunt instrument that is IR35.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - IR35

Christa Ackroyd: Presenter fights on in BBC test case

The BBC is facing more problems over taxation after a presenter who lost a tribunal case against HM Revenue & Customs appealed against the ruling.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - IR35

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An HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) contractor has successfully claimed for unpaid holiday pay after the HMRC determined that she was an employee.

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An independent contractor has won her case to get holiday pay after IR35 tax rules forced her to work as an employee.

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