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Is it time for re-Morse to prevent more Loan Charge victims?

An open letter to Sir Amyas Morse by the campaign group contains new evidence, urging him to immediately back a call for a fair resolution of the Loan Charge.

|Loan Charge

Contracting and late payment: correct legal procedure when invoices remain unpaid

Contractors seeking payment from clients and agencies for unpaid and overdue invoices must follow the correct process if they are to be successful.


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

Contracting market is “springing back” says specialist SG Accounting

How have contractors coped with the triple whammy of Brexit, the Pandemic and IR35 and is the market now recovering for many?


Off-payroll (IR35) – How to effectively hire using contracted-out services

All parties in the supply-chain should be careful to ensure that the consultancy really is a fully contracted outside service, otherwise they may find themselves subject to considerable future tax bills.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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

Other Contracting News

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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The Register

IPSE: More than a third of freelancers have quit contracting since IR35 reforms

Research just out has found that more than a third (35 per cent) of contractors in the UK have become permanent employees, retired, shifted to work overseas or are "simply not working" since IR35 tax legislation was revised earlier this year.

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Online real estate companies face class proceedings from “self-employed” agents

More than 100 real estate agents believe they are eligible for holiday payments and pension contributions, so they are set to take legal action against Purplebricks and Yopa.

HR Magazine

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Computer Weekly

IR35 reforms: HMRC confirms compliance checks under way in financial services, oil and gas sectors

Less than six months after the roll-out of the IR35 reforms to the private sector, HMRC has confirmed it has started writing letters to companies requesting details of their compliance procedures.


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.

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