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Contractors assessed ‘inside IR35’ could claim rights under AWR, says lawyer

Contractors subject to blanket ‘inside IR35’ assessments have a strong case for rights under the Agency Workers Regulations, says Martyn Valentine.

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COVID-19: Limited company contractors excluded from self-employed support package

Limited company contractors are excluded from measures unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support the UK’s self-employed through COVID-19.


COVID-19 should forever kill HMRC’s bulls**t concept of ‘deemed employment’

COVID-19 has laid bare the flaws and anomalies within Government’s treatment of the self-employed, in particular the notion of ‘deemed employment’.

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IR35 & Off-Payroll – explained: essential compliance guidance - new book OUT NOW

IR35 & Off-Payroll – explained, a comprehensive 300-page compliance guide for the entire contractor supply chain, is available on Amazon now.

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COVID-19: Contractors and the Job Retention Scheme

Contractors unable to work may be able to secure relief courtesy of the Job Retention Scheme or a proposed equivalent measure for the self-employed.


Self-employed face effective double taxation under Off-Payroll Tax

Thousands of contractors funding employment costs under the Off-Payroll Tax can claim back monies owed, explains tax barrister Alexander Wilson.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Loan Charge APPG publish report exposing fundamental flaw in Morse Review

Report exposes how Treasury commissioned Morse Review came to an unjustified conclusion leaving 35,000 000 – 40,000 people facing Loan Charge demands.

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Creative Industry Freelancers Fear Ineligibility To U.K. Government Schemes

Freelancers in the creative industries have voiced their concerns on not being able to qualify.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - Other

Almost half of PAYE freelancers fear they won't be supported by government

Just two per cent of PAYE freelancers have been furloughed by the last company they worked for

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - Other

Creative industries left out of self-employed support

Professionals using limited company structures will not qualify for coronavirus rescue package

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - Other

Freelancers, self-employed and precarious workers left out of government's emergency package

‘The Chancellor simply doesn’t understand the hardship these workers are in,’ the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union says

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - Other

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HMRC won't hire more staff despite Covid-19 pressure

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said it is not currently increasing its staff recruitment, despite being burdened with a number of new responsibilities as part of the government’s plan to help businesses and the self-employed through Covid-19.

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Business and self-employed set to “suffer irreparably” due to new Off-Payroll Tax

A total of 12,327 contractors have responded to the largest survey of its kind, conducted by contracting authority ContractorCalculator, to understand the consequences of the Conservative Party’s new tax on the self-employed, colloquially known as the Off-Payroll Tax.

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Millions of self-employed individuals in the UK will receive direct cash grants though a nationwide programme designed to help them during the coronavirus outbreak, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced yesterday, but many will not get the help they need.

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There are firms where the vast amount of software development is done by IT contractors and with projects now on hold those contractors will be facing tough times.


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Millions of self-employed people left behind in the coronavirus crisis were handed a lifeline yesterday as Ministers promised "help is coming".

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