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BREAKING NEWS: Government confirms independent review of Loan Charge

Government has confirmed that Sir Amyas Morse will lead an independent review into the Loan Charge, concluding by mid-November.

|Tax Issues

Stop the Off-Payroll Tax: Final push required to mitigate Off-Payroll damage

The contract sector needs to rally together to capitalise on its campaign efforts and help mitigate the damage threatened by the Off-Payroll tax.

|Dave's Blog

Off-Payroll: Firms expecting clear guidance let down by HMRC

HMRC’s Off-payroll legislation guidance is unclear, incomplete and full of errors, so clients trying to implement the rules will need expert help.


GSK letters show HMRC as no better than a common scammer wrecking the UK economy

Is HMRC out of control? Its latest phishing letters make false demands, scamming small businesses like a con artist and wrecking the UK economy.

|Dave's Blog

Official review launched into disastrous retrospective Loan Charge

Boris Johnson announced in the House of Commons on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at 12:45pm that there would be a review into the Loan Charge.

|Tax Issues

Off-Payroll renegotiations to reduce rates likely to breach law, warns barrister

Agencies following HMRC’s advice to offset tax liabilities by renegotiating contract rates risk breaking the law, warns barrister Alexander Wilson.


Off-Payroll (IR35) compliance events launched to educate clients and agencies

A series of events have been launched to help firms effectively navigate their Off-Payroll compliance requirements and mitigate their tax risk.


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Judge accuses HMRC of making up figures to terrorise people

Tax authority ‘plucked from the air’ numbers to frighten taxpayer on incapacity benefit

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - Tax Issues

HMRC under fire over 'scaremongering' IR35 clampdown letters targeting GSK IT contractors

HMRC under fire over 'scaremongering' IR35 clampdown letters

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - IR35

HMRC targets GSK contractors in UK tax crackdown

UK pharma group GlaxoSmithKline has found itself at the centre of a tax crackdown after authorities accused nearly 1,500 of its self-employed contractors of being “disguised employees”.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 - IR35

HMRC defends off-payroll rules guidance against "woeful" IPSE jibes

The government’s latest advice on how private sector firms should prepare for the April 2020 roll-out of new IR35 tax rules is “woefully short” on details.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 - IR35

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Government launches independent review into loan charge scheme

The government has announced an independent review of the controversial loan charge to be led by Sir Amyas Morse, the former comptroller and auditor general and CEO of the National Audit Office (NAO).

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Chancellor commissions independent review of Loan Charge

Sajid Javid, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has commissioned an independent review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge.


Government under pressure to launch loan charge review

MPs and contractors are intensifying pressure on the Chancellor to review the loan charge and the Off-Payroll tax.

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Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you

The UK government disregarded a raft of concerns about extending IR35 to the private sector in its response to a consultation over off-payroll working rules, industry groups have said.


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