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IR35 Shield launches Monitoring to support the full compliance process

IR35 Shield has launched its Monitoring feature, which automatically checks and gathers evidence to support original IR35 status determinations.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Rough Tax Justice II – IR35 defence duo pinpoint importance of fact-find

The IR35 defence duo Chris Leslie of Tax Networks and Dave Chaplin of IR35 Shield explore issues at the coalface of their IR35 defence work.


HMRC fails to convince Lords on legal justification for Loan Charge

HMRC fails to convince the Committees members on the legal justification for it’s highly controversial retrospective tax.

|Loan Charge

What is the new Off-Payroll (IR35) tax?

Find out what the Off-Payroll tax is, how it affects you, and what you can do to prepare for the changes with this comprehensive guide.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC Notes are not Tablets of Stone, unless left unchallenged

The recently dismissed IR35 appeal in the Upper-Tier Tax Tribunal highlights the crucial importance of the fact-finding at FTT.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: Northern Lights v HMRC (UT) – IT contractor appeal dismissed by Upper Tribunal

HMRC’s victory at UTT is a warning not to rely on unexercised substitution clauses and to ensure working practices facts are communicated at FTT.


Professional Passport leads supply-chain compliance discussion with new report

Professional Passport publishes report laying down a pragmatic path to supply chain compliance. But, will HMRC listen?


Other Contracting News

DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status errors

DWP uses CEST for determinations and gets hit for £87m in extra tax.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How serious is the shortage of HGV drivers? IR35 Issues?

There have been tax changes making it more expensive for drivers from elsewhere in Europe to work or be employed here.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC denies misleading MPs over tax avoidance by its contractors

Commons report claimed tax agency put its reputation ‘ahead of telling the truth’ about loan arrangement schemes

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Mind the ‘IR35 bogeyman’

Agencies have nothing to fear.

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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TUC leader calls for ban on umbrella companies

As the TUC calls for a ban on umbrella companies, the industry calls for better enforcement of existing legislation to weed out the non-compliant firms.

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Trades Union Congress calls for ban on use of umbrella companies

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for umbrella companies in the UK to be banned but experts say enforcement is the answer.

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HMRC hits Home Office with £33.5m bill over ‘careless’ application of IR35 rules

The Home Office is the latest ministerial department to be hit with a multimillion-pound tax demand from HMRC after errors were discovered in its implementation of the IR35 rules.


IR35 tax changes urged as Labour proposes new employment laws - are you affected?

Plans by the Labour Party to create a single 'worker' status have been welcomed but some have warned they do not go far enough, especially in the face of ongoing IR35 difficulties.

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DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status contractor assessment errors

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) paid £87.9m to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after a review of its IR35 compliance procedures revealed that it had incorrectly assessed the employment status of its contractors over a period of several years.

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