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PGMOL Court of Appeal ruling means CEST overhaul now required

The Court of Appeal has reaffirmed again that the taxman’s interpretation of mutuality of obligation (MOO) is wrong in law.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Marginal tax rates explained - how much tax you pay

You pay very different marginal tax rates depending on your earnings and business/personal circumstances.

|Tax Issues

CEST-gate and DWP’s £87m – to win, don't play the game

IR35 Shield CEO Dave Chaplin analyses the latest episode of CEST-gate and explains why the only winning move is not to use CEST at all.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

BREAKING: IR35 appeal progresses in Mantides UTT as we await PGMOL CoA ruling

Urologist George Mantides has appealed an FTT split decision in the UTT and, so far, emerged victorious, depending on MOO decision from CoA PGMOL.


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

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Mis-selling victims are being pushed to bankruptcy and suicide

A campaigning group is calling on Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer to demand the Government finds a “fair resolution” to a policy which critics believe could lead to bankruptcies and suicides.

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - Loan Charge

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

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Computer Weekly

Network Rail U-turns on blanket inside IR35 contractor determinations

The Department for Transport’s 2020-2021 accounts suggest Network Rail has switched up its IR35 compliance strategy, with more than 70% of its contractors now classified as working outside IR35.

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IR35 Hub – The Global Recruiter

As many government bodies fall foul of the new IR35 rules, how can agencies protect themselves?


IR35 tax fines: 'Any Government department could be next' - will HMRC hit private firms?

Several government departments have fallen foul of the IR35 tax rules by using HMRC's flawed CEST tool.

Computer Weekly

HMCTS discloses £12.5m HMRC tax bill over IR35 status contractor assessment errors

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has declared a £12.5m loss in its 2020-21 accounts, related to mistaken assessments of the tax status of off-payroll employees.


HMRC issues 3rd IR35 tax penalty to the HM Courts & Tribunal Service - 'who's next?'

IR35 difficulties continue to plague the Government as the HM Courts & Tribunal Service has been hit with a £12.5million tax bill due to mismanagement of the legislation.

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