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How in-house payroll solutions help agencies meet Off-Payroll obligations: part 2

Establishing a payroll using third party software can help agencies meet their Off-Payroll obligations while maximising operational efficiencies.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How in-house payroll solutions help agencies meet Off-Payroll obligations: part 1

Agencies responsible for taxing contractors under the Off-Payroll rules may find an in-house payroll to be the safest and most effective solution.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Umbrella holiday pay: Are you receiving your full entitlement?

Contractors asked to work via umbrella companies by hirers following the Off-Payroll legislation should understand their holiday pay entitlements.

|Contractor umbrellas companies

Former Financial Secretary Mel Stride calls for IR35 abolition

Former Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride called for the abolition of IR35 during a Treasury Committee meeting this afternoon.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC announces plans to resolve Off-Payroll drafting errors

HMRC has announced it intends to resolve a recent legislative amendment to Off-Payroll that causes unintended consequences throughout the contractor supply chain.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll amendments could pose problems for payroll companies

The redefinition of intermediaries in the final amendments to the Off-Payroll legislation threatens to make umbrella companies redundant.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

What is the joint employment model for engaging contractors?

Joint employment is a model available to agencies and hirers but shouldn’t be considered a quick fix for compliance challenges posed by Off-Payroll.

|Contractor umbrellas companies

Other Contracting News

IR35 rules expected to change over intermediary confusion

The confusion surrounding what constitutes an “intermediary group” under IR35 will likely lead to a change in the primary legislation, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) director of policy and external affairs, Andy Chamberlain.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: does recent news mean that umbrella companies should not be used?

Clearly many lawyers will be trying to work out whether the amendment to the legislation does in fact have this, possibly unintended, consequence.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - IR35

Umbrella companies: Lawyers pursue unlawful deductions

Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’ gross pay.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - Contractor umbrellas companies

IR35 delay hopes ‘fanciful’ warn employment experts

Employment experts have warned that hopes of a further IR35 delay are “fanciful”, despite months more of Covid lockdown measures coming.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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Recent Media Coverage

Personnel Today

How to get ready for IR35 ahead of April 2021

Organisations need to get their houses in order now if they are to avoid exposing themselves to additional risks and costs when the new Off-Payroll legislation comes into effect.

The Independent

No support for the self-employed? No change there

A difficult year for freelancers has highlighted the importance of looking to the future as well and taking steps to protect income and opportunities.


Treasury to clear up confusion with IR35 changes

Recent confusion around the status of umbrella companies in relation to the role of intermediaries in upcoming changes in IR35 should soon be cleared up, according to a written tax policy update issued last week.


Self-employed definition: What does self-employed mean? How to register

Deciding to work for yourself and becoming self-employed can be daunting. So what does it mean to be self-employed, and how do you register as self-employed?

Computer Weekly

IR35: Former Treasury secretary Mel Stride calls for ‘dreaded’ off-payroll rules to be ‘abolished’

While chairing a Treasury Committee session on how the UK tax landscape must change to cover the costs of the coronavirus pandemic, ex-Treasury secretary Mel Stride backed calls for the IR35 rules to be abolished

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