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DWP hit with £87.9m tax bill by HMRC over 'historic' IR35 status errors

DWP uses CEST for determinations and gets hit for £87m in extra tax.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

How serious is the shortage of HGV drivers? IR35 Issues?

There have been tax changes making it more expensive for drivers from elsewhere in Europe to work or be employed here.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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

Loan Charge APPG launches mini-inquiry into How Contracting Should Work

The purpose of the inquiry is to examine how contracting and freelance working, an important model of working, should operate, be remunerated and taxed fairly and appropriately and to avoid tax avoidance schemes being promoted/used or actually existing at all.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IPSE calls for Freelance Commissioner 'to champion a sector in crisis'

For Small Business Saturday the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has written a joint letter to the Chancellor.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - Other

More than two thirds of firms not ready for IR35 tax reform, survey finds

Construction HR specialist Randstad found 26% had no awareness of the rule changes or their potential business impact

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35 rules expected to change over intermediary confusion

The confusion surrounding what constitutes an “intermediary group” under IR35 will likely lead to a change in the primary legislation, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) director of policy and external affairs, Andy Chamberlain.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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

This government is creating a class of zero-rights employees

Labour Business has long held the view that the off-payroll tax and the original IR35 legislation needs both review and reform.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Contractors await crucial Commons vote on 3-year IR35 / Off-Payroll delay

David Davis, a longtime critic of IR35, has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill tomorrow

Mon, 18 May 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Government accused of pushing tax compliance policing on to business

IR35 rules demanding companies check their contractors’ HMRC status are flawed and unfair, say Lords

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

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

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