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Loan Charge APPG report calls on Government to address contractor exploitation

The Loan Charge APPG has published a report urging Government to address the exploitation of contractors in non-compliant supply chains.

|Loan Charge

HMRC report fails to vindicate Off-Payroll extension

HMRC’s insubstantial report into the long-term effects of the Off-Payroll rules has prompted questions over the timing of the private sector rollout.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

BBC Moneybox exposes FCSA umbrella accused of withholding £000’s from contractors

An FCSA-accredited umbrella company has been accused of withholding thousands of pounds in holiday pay, BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme reports.


Off-Payroll rules: Beware the disguised remuneration operators

Professional Passport CEO Crawford Temple explains how contractors can identify and protect themselves from disguised remuneration schemes.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How could Atholl House and Uber tribunal decisions affect IR35?

Two recent tribunal decisions involving presenter Kaye Adams and ride-hailing app Uber could bear significant repercussions for IR35.


No Off-Payroll delay in 2021 Budget – clients must prepare

Off-Payroll’s omission from the 2021 Budget has put an end to any faint hopes of a further delay, confirming the April 2021 private sector rollout.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Treasury Committee report threatens tax raid on UK’s self-employed

A Government inquiry seeking ways to mitigate the financial damage caused by Covid appears to propose a tax raid on the UK’s self-employed.

|Tax Issues

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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

Mind the ‘IR35 bogeyman’

Agencies have nothing to fear.

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Zurich Insurance under fire over contractor blanket ban

Decision raises eyebrows given the firms insures off-payroll workers against IR35-related investigations.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC must take tough action against loan scheme promoters, says House of Lords committee

HMRC must place a priority on taking tough action against a “hard core” of tax avoidance scheme promoters

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - Loan Charge

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Off-payroll rules need reform to address contractor rights

Government must take action to clean up the ‘wild west’ supply chain that exploits freelance and contract workers and encourages tax avoidance schemes, say MPs.


IR35: 'Firms imposing blanket bans will lose out'

Businesses that decide to impose blanket bans on hiring contractors outside IR35 will lose out long-term as they won’t be able to compete with companies that are hiring.

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Loan Charge Group MPs demand IR35 shake-up to stop contractors becoming ‘zero-rights employees’

The government is facing calls from a 200-strong group of MPs to amend its 20-year-old IR35 tax-avoidance legislation over fears that its misuse is leaving growing numbers of contractors effectively working for companies as “zero-rights” employees.

Computer Weekly

IR35 reforms: Private sector start date prompts mixed picture of predictions for contracting market

The IR35 tax avoidance reforms take hold in the private sector, prompting a mixed picture of predictions from stakeholders about what the future holds for contractors in the UK.


IR35: 'Historic moment' condemned as tax changes are enforced today - 5-point plan issued

IR35 tax changes are being rolled out today and many expect the controversial measures will have an impact on contractors and self-employed workers across the UK.

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