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Limited company ‘inside IR35’ v umbrella PAYE – advantages and disadvantages

Contractors working ‘inside IR35’ following the implementation of the Off-Payroll legislation need to consider their preferred operating model.

|IR35

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.

|IR35

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.

|IR35

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.

|IR35

Contractor life insurance cover – policy options for limited company contractors

Limited contractors can protect their families with a life insurance policy funded by their business

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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.

|IR35

Relevant Life insurance plans - 10 key facts for contractors

Your company can pay for your life insurance, saving you thousands in tax relief on all the premiums. Switching is easy. Here's how.

|Contractor Life Insurance

Other Contracting News

New IR35 rules could hit oil and gas workers hard, MP warns - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

North-east oil and gas workers face a 25% loss of earnings if new tax rules come into effect next year, an MP has warned.

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 - IR35

Sajid Javid announces Conservatives will review IR35 in 2020

In a potential breakthrough for the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that they will review the controversial IR35 legislation

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - IR35

Business urges delay to tax changes affecting temporary workers

Research shows many businesses are underprepared as April deadline looms.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - IR35

These Men Killed Themselves After The Government Hit Them With Historic Tax Demands

"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: It has essentially destroyed our family."

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - Tax Issues

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Financial Times

Businesses at risk from IR35 off-payroll tax reforms

Plans to roll out the Off-Payroll legislation to the private sector have infuriated businesses and contractors, especially those heavily reliant on freelancers such as financial services, construction, pharmaceuticals, energy and recruitment.

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How firms can reach IR35 compliance quickly and effectively

Off-Payroll compliance will prove vital to a firm’s continued engagement of contractors.

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How to prepare your business for IR35 off-payroll working changes

In April 2020, the requirement to implement IR35 will affect many more businesses than ever before. Both businesses and contractors need to be prepared.

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Thomson Reuters faces freelancer backlash over UK tax changes

Dozens of freelance workers at Thomson Reuters are threatening to leave the media group unless it guarantees their pay will not fall due to a government crackdown on tax avoidance.

Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: IT contractors weigh up their post-April 2020 work options

There are eight weeks to go until the IR35 reforms come into play for the private sector, but the IT contractor community is already feeling the effects of HMRC’s latest disguised employment clampdown.

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