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IR35 Court Cases: History of all cases and references to judgments

Interested in the IR35 court cases? Find here a list of all historic IR35 results and copies of the court judgments.


Contractors encouraged to weigh up risk and reward of ‘outside IR35’ indemnities

Indemnities could help contractors secure ‘outside IR35’ contracts, providing they take care to ensure Off-Payroll compliance and mitigate their risk.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll (IR35): Flaws in CEST cause £120 million tax bills for MoJ and Defra

Known flaws in HMRC's Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has caused two more Government bodies to face extra tax bills of over £121 million.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Contractors urged to share views on umbrella working with Government

A new Government consultation into the umbrella industry is calling for evidence, and contractors must share their experiences and help shape the market.

|Tax Issues

Contractor life insurance cover – policy options for limited company contractors

Limited contractors can protect their families with a life insurance policy funded by their business

|Contractor Life Insurance

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.


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

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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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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The party is over so surely it's time to ditch HMRC's CEST tool?

HMRC has finally admitted that they had purposefully chosen not to include all the case law relating to mutuality of obligation into CEST, so surely it is time to ditch this flawed tool?

FE News

Distrust grows in HM Revenue and Customs’ off-payroll status tool

Since the introduction of the new rules in April last year, confidence in HMRC’s ability to stick to IR35 assessments has declined among employers.

HR Review

There is no trust in HMRC’s off-payroll status tool, says survey

Trust in HMRC’s ability to stick to its IR35 assessments has dropped amongst hiring firms since the new rules were introduced in April 2021.

The Register

HMRC tool for measuring IR35 status is so great, employers are ditching it in their droves

Survey shows majority of UK firms have lost at least half of their contractors since the new Off-payroll legislation was rolled out into the private sector.


IR35 tax rules 'will force self-employed workers to leave industry' in 2022

The IR35 tax changes have punished the UK’s flexible workforce and, in turn, have harmed UK plc and the economy as a whole.

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