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Tax tribunal dismisses IR35 appeal for Little Piece of Paradise

Ex Sky TV presenter Dave Clark fails to appeal HMRC determinations and notices relating to arrangements entered into between Little Piece of Paradise Limited and Sky TV.


Help make Off-payroll (IR35) fair - please take this survey NOW!

The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee has an inquiry on the Off-payroll rules and needs evidence.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Prove your contract is outside IR35 by collecting key evidence

Contractors generate evidence about it every day and by filing it they could halt an HMRC review at the outset.


What triggers an HMRC IR35 investigation?

Contractors will find that a range of factors could trigger an investigation, and the days of a random inspection are long gone.

|Tax Issues

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

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Government should reform IR35 because rules are riddled with unfairness, says leading figure in House of Lords

Lord Bridges of Headley made the comments as the House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee invited contributions to its new inquiry.

Sun, 24 Oct 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

A third of contractors driven out of self-employment by IR35 changes

New research by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) shows that over a third of contractors (35%) have left self-employment since the changes to IR35.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How IR35 tax changes fuelled the lorry driver crisis

European drivers have all gone back home because of this.

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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

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Recent Media Coverage

Computer Weekly

IR35 reforms: Contractors report widespread blanket bans and project disruption in impacts survey

A poll of more than 3,000 contractors about how the roll-out of the IR35 reforms affected them brings to light widespread use of blanket bans.

HR Magazine

Employers warned not to shirk responsibility for contractors

A majority (88%) of off-payroll contractors have been told by firms that they must work through an umbrella company, despite questions about their credibility.

People Management

Government launches consultation on use of umbrella companies

The government has launched a consultation on the role of umbrella companies in the labour market following concerns that many of these firms are failing to comply with labour and tax laws.

Computer Weekly

HMRC denies outside-IR35 hiring ban as accounts reveal agency’s reliance on umbrella workers

HMRC has denied that it has issued a partial hiring ban on limited company contractors, after its latest set of accounts revealed a relatively large number of umbrella workers carrying out project work for the government tax collection agency.

The Times

Ex-darts presenter Dave Clark landed with £281,000 tax bill

A sports presenter who is seriously ill with Parkinson’s disease was given a £281,000 bill after becoming the latest victim of a tax clampdown.

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