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£15k tribunal award to contractor signals trouble for IR35 extension

An employment tribunal ruling, in which an individual received £15,000 from his would-be employer, bears significance ahead of HMRC’s proposed IR35 extension.

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Lords call for HMRC Powers Review as Loan Charge is slammed

A Lords report has slammed the taxman’s efforts tackling tax avoidance and evasion, recommending an independent body is formed to prevent HMRC abuse.

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85 MPs risk losing seats over Off-Payroll (IR35)

85 MPs risk losing their seats in Parliament if they fail to lend backing to the self-employed over Off-Payroll, ContractorCalculator research reveals.

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ContractorCalculator sounds Off-Payroll IR35 campaigning alarm for sector

Contractors are being urged to fight the Off-Payroll rules, amid warnings that the contracting industry is sleepwalking towards disaster.

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Did HMRC attempt to conceal admission of IR35 non-compliance caused by Off-Payroll?

HMRC has been accused of deceiving Government after the discovery of an email in which it expresses concern over non-compliance with Off-Payroll.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

NAO report exposes Off-Payroll (IR35) chaos within the BBC

Hundreds of BBC broadcasters appear to have been forced into false employment by HMRC following the Off-Payroll rules, an NAO report reveals.

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Contractor doctor: can I apply for different contracts with the same agent?

Should you target your CV differently for different roles advertised by the same agent?

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Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers' - BBC News

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - Other

WTT Statement on HMRC Powers - Treating Taxpayers Fairly

This, the fourth report of the session, is particularly damning of Government policy and HMRC’s delivery of it, in dealing with the treatment of taxpayers accused of tax avoidance.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - Other

HUGE breakthrough for small business – ATO reform

Australia to introduce a sensible first-level ‘check and balance’ against the ATO’s unrestrained powers.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - Tax Issues

Lords tell HMRC to delay Making Tax Digital for VAT rollout by one year

A parliamentary select committee has implored HM Revenue and Customs to delay the implementation of Making Tax Digital for VAT by one year, after concluding that the department has “neglected its responsibility to support small businesses”.

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - Tax Issues

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Many MPs risk losing seats over Off-Payroll (IR35)

Eighty-five MPs are at serious risk of losing their seats in Parliament at the next, possibly imminent General Election, if they do not back contractors over Government’s controversial plans to extend the Off-Payroll rules into the private sector.

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