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Contracting bodies urge Conservatives to halt Off-Payroll Tax in open letter

Contracting bodies send open letter to the Conservatives urging incoming prime ministerial candidates to halt Off-Payroll Tax and Loan Charge plans.


Firms who act early should not fear the Off-Payroll reforms

Firms shouldn’t panic about the introduction of the Off-Payroll reforms, providing they implement compliance practices well in advance of April 2020.

|Dave's Blog

Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate the private sector

ContractorCalculator has updated its Off-Payroll factsheet, warning the private sector of the dangers faced following HMRC’s latest consultation.


IR35: summary of responses to Off-Payroll private sector consultation – June 2019

Feedback to HMRC’s latest Off-Payroll consultation has exposed several fundamental flaws in the taxman’s proposals, resulting in staunch opposition.


Network Rail accused of unlawful employer’s NI deductions under Off-Payroll rules

Network Rail has come under scrutiny after a document emerged suggesting it may have made unlawful employer’s NI deductions from contractor fees.

|Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Comparing taxes: contractors versus employees

Compared with employees, contractors enjoy only modest tax advantages and generate considerably more tax. Find out how you can help HMRC realise this.

|Tax Issues

Fix CEST or risk mass uncertainty and tax status disputes, CIOT warns HMRC

Significant improvements to CEST are required ahead of HMRC’s proposed April 2020 private sector Off-Payroll rollout, CIOT has warned.


Other Contracting News

Tax changes could make work as a locum 'untenable', pharmacy bodies warn

Six organisations have warned that HM Revenue and Customs’s proposals could lead to pharmacy locums paying the same tax as employees, making their position “untenable”.

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 - IR35

Four taxing topics in the new Treasury Minister’s in-tray

Tom Herbert profiles the new FST and examines four issues the minister with responsibility for the UK tax system needs to urgently get to grips with.

Fri, 31 May 2019 - Travel Expenses Consultation

KPMG urges the oil and gas industry to plan ahead for changes to IR35

The most significant impact of the proposed changes to IR35 will be the increased costs that these changes are anticipated to bring.

Mon, 20 May 2019 - IR35

Chancellor accused of lying to MPs over controversial loan charge

A claim has been called an outright lie by campaigners, and Sir Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat MP who chairs the APPG panel.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 - Other

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Release date clarification sought for revamped CEST tool as private sector IR35 reforms near

HMRC is under growing pressure to say when its revamped IR35 online tax status tool will be released, as stakeholders air grievances over current issues with the answers it produces.


Contracting sector calls for end to 'war on contracting'

The contracting sector has called on the next Prime Minister to stop the Government's 'war on contracting' and instead support the UK’s flexible workforce.

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Fresh HMRC tax crackdown on freelance contractors

Experts say spotlight on managed service companies could impact more people than the loan charge.

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