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NEWSLETTER May 2020

Contractor Calculator Newsletter, May 2020: Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate MPs

Dear Contractor

Welcome to the May 2020 edition of our Contractor Newsletter. After a bit of a break, we are once again publishing our monthly newsletters. What is there to say really, other than Covid-19 proving beyond doubt that HMRCs concept of IR35, even when rebranded as "off-payroll working" is a shameful piece of unworkable legislation generating considerable unfairness which damages UK Plc. But don't believe us - read the Lords Report. But, it's not law yet, so lobby your MP. It's now or never time.

 
CONTRACTOR NEWS
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Updated Off-Payroll factsheet launched to help educate MPs

ContractorCalculator has published an updated Off-Payroll factsheet to educate MPs and prevent further damage to already bleak conditions for UK plc.

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HMRC continues to hide CEST test data

HMRC's test data for CEST has again been found wanting, with the taxman failing to publish the test input necessary to ascertain the tool's accuracy.

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COVID-19: Public sector contractors protected via Government double standard

Government has confirmed public sector PSC contractors will secure relief comparable to their contract rates in a brazen display of double standards.

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Employer's NICs – unlawful reverse chargebacks should be avoided

Reverse chargebacks imposed by agencies and umbrellas to deduct employer's NICs from 'inside IR35' contract rates could constitute a criminal offence.

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Government employment rights claim proposal contradicts law, says legal expert

Suggestions that contractors deemed 'inside IR35' bring employment rights claims are practically impossible, says Professor Patricia Leighton.

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Off-Payroll: Lords report urges overhaul of flawed and exploitative tax framework

The Finance Bill Sub-Committee report issues a damning verdict of the Off-Payroll rules, before calling for an overhaul of the exploitative framework.

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DAVE'S BLOG
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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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FEATURES
Event Can 'inside IR35' contractors claim full employment rights at tribunal?

Contractors deemed 'inside IR35' under the Off-Payroll legislation could succeed with an employment rights claim, says tax barrister Alexander Wilson.

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FT Adviser

Fear for directors left out of govt's income package

Limited company directors may end up falling outside of the government's package of measures to help the self-employed during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Staffing Industry News

House of Lords sub-committee says government must address IR35's inherent flaws and unfairness

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee published its report on Off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35. The Committee concluded that the framework of the IR35 rules are flawed.

Recruiter

Lords call on government to rethink IR35 private sector extension

“A wholesale reform of IR35” is required, a House of Lords sub-committee has said in a report published today following an inquiry into the off-payroll working taxation rules.



Government 'committed' to rolling out IR35 reforms to private sector next year

The government has affirmed it is “fully committed” to implementing the extension of IR35 off-payroll working reforms to the private sector in April 2021.

The Register

Lords: New IR35 off-payroll tax rules 'riddled with problems, unfairnesses, unintended consequences'

The UK's House of Lords has produced a damning report into the government's delayed changes to the IR35 off payroll tax regime, saying they require a complete rethink.

Personnel Today

House of Lords: IR35 'riddled with problems'

The IR35 rules are 'riddled with problems, unfairnesses, and unintended consequences', according to a House of Lords committee looking into the impact of off-payroll working reforms.

Contractor Weekly

How to prepare for 2021 Off-Payroll tax changes 

How contractors can plan for IR35 reform ahead of April 2021.

HR Review

Government immediately rejects Lords IR35 report 'which exposes flaws'

The Government still intends to roll-out IR35 in 2021 despite the House of Lord releasing a report which “exposed the many flaws” of the legislation.

 
 
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