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Umbrella holiday pay: Are you receiving your full entitlement?

Contractors asked to work via umbrella companies by hirers following the Off-Payroll legislation should understand their holiday pay entitlements.

|Contractor umbrellas companies

Former Financial Secretary Mel Stride calls for IR35 abolition

Former Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride called for the abolition of IR35 during a Treasury Committee meeting this afternoon.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

HMRC announces plans to resolve Off-Payroll drafting errors

HMRC has announced it intends to resolve a recent legislative amendment to Off-Payroll that causes unintended consequences throughout the contractor supply chain.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll amendments could pose problems for payroll companies

The redefinition of intermediaries in the final amendments to the Off-Payroll legislation threatens to make umbrella companies redundant.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

What is the joint employment model for engaging contractors?

Joint employment is a model available to agencies and hirers but shouldn’t be considered a quick fix for compliance challenges posed by Off-Payroll.

|Contractor umbrellas companies

Off-Payroll audit guide: How to create an effective and accurate compliance strategy

Off-Payroll compliance is perfectly manageable when clients and their recruitment partners have an effective and accurate compliance strategy.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll audit guide: How to avoid compliance complacency

Off-Payroll compliance doesn’t end with the contractor’s status determination. Find out how to avoid the potential pain of compliance complacency.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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IR35: does recent news mean that umbrella companies should not be used?

Clearly many lawyers will be trying to work out whether the amendment to the legislation does in fact have this, possibly unintended, consequence.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - IR35

Umbrella companies: Lawyers pursue unlawful deductions

Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’ gross pay.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - Contractor umbrellas companies

IR35 delay hopes ‘fanciful’ warn employment experts

Employment experts have warned that hopes of a further IR35 delay are “fanciful”, despite months more of Covid lockdown measures coming.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35 - has COVID-19 changed the view on tax status ahead of the 2020/21 changes?

Before they restart their deferred IR35 projects, organisations should look again at whether contractors are inside or outside of IR35.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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IR35: Former Treasury secretary Mel Stride calls for ‘dreaded’ off-payroll rules to be ‘abolished’

While chairing a Treasury Committee session on how the UK tax landscape must change to cover the costs of the coronavirus pandemic, ex-Treasury secretary Mel Stride backed calls for the IR35 rules to be abolished

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Mel Stride calls for abolition of 'dreaded' IR35 rule

Speaking at a Treasury committee hearing yesterday chairman Mel Stride took aim at the government's controversial changes to its off-payroll working rules.

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