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Taxman’s revelation shines a light on HMRC hypocrisy

There’s no doubt the admission by a senior HMRC official that it allows wealthy and high-profile individuals to avoid prosecution for financial crimes and settle cases out of court will incense the contractor community - a sector under constant pressure with the blunt instrument that is IR35.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - IR35

Christa Ackroyd: Presenter fights on in BBC test case

The BBC is facing more problems over taxation after a presenter who lost a tribunal case against HM Revenue & Customs appealed against the ruling.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - IR35

TUC: Labour's John McDonnell pledges 'gig economy' rights boost

Labour would extend workers' rights and "restore the balance of power in the workplace", shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - Other

‘Leaving the local authority sector after IR35, I feel I’ve gone back to proper social work’

An adults’ practitioner recounts how austerity-driven practice and the recent tax law changes for agency workers have led him to say goodbye to statutory services

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Off pay-roll working requires legal reform, not IR35 ‘buck-passing’

HMRC’s consultation into off pay-roll working in the private sector, IR35 has caused confusion and unfairness in the public sector and HMRC needs to develop a clearly defined test for employment status.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

‘Don’t do it, and definitely don’t do it anytime soon’ – IPSE’s response to the IR35 consultation | IPSE

In IPSE’s response to the consultation, they make one over-riding recommendation: don’t do it.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Recruiters warned of need to prepare for possible IR35 extension | Recruiter

Recruiters have been urged not to “sit on their hands” and get on with preparing for the possible extension of off-payroll working rules into the private sector.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

HMRC launches internal investigation into conduct of officers involved in flawed prosecution

HMRC has launched an internal investigation into the conduct of officers involved in a flawed prosecution bought against a high-profile London restaurateur.

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - Tax Issues

Dentists fear tax status inquiry will lead to catastrophe

Dental businesses fear a “catastrophe” if a tax investigation into thousands of their staff determine that dentists who claim to be self-employed are actually full-time employees, potentially costing the industry millions in extra costs.

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

HMRC Give Up Case After 3 Years


Tue, 24 Jul 2018 - IR35

£410m earned through IR35 reform is not necessarily a sign of success

A job well done by all accounts, now it’s time to focus on the private sector. Not quite. A sanity check is needed.

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

The state of IR35 - Financial Director

Could the IR35 be applied to the private sector, ask Patrick Ford and Liz Wilson, tax strategy and benefits from Squire Patton Boggs.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

he BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Mutuality of obligation and IR35 - ICAEW

Information and analysis from the Tax Faculty on HMRC’s latest statement on mutuality of obligation with regards IR 35 and why it misses the point

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Are agencies to be liable for contractor tax – IR35?

Adrian Marlowe, MD of Lawspeed, argues that a simplified change in the law could be to assume IR35 applies to all contractors unless they can prove they are a genuine business.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Private sector IR35: What now for recruitment?

These new reforms are a way to introduce a new ‘off-payroll tax’, whereby firms that hire contingent workers who are like employees will have to pay their usual employment taxes, in the same way they do when they hire employees on-payroll.

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Common Briefing Paper Shows IR35 Has Not Progressed

Analysis of a House of Commons briefing paper on IR35, which appears to be based on very old thinking does not reflect modern day issues.

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - IR35

Hermes couriers are workers, not self-employed, tribunal rules

New judgments like we have seen today with the Hermes case, alongside the recent Pimlico Plumbers case demonstrate a major problem whereby firms have forced workers into false self-employment.

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 - Other

Self-employed tax changes have caused ‘serious damage’ in NHS

Changes to self-employed tax law have had a seriously damaging effect in the NHS and across the public sector, new research by IPSE and the CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) has found.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

NHS Funding through Off-Payroll in Private Sector

Are businesses going to have to pay for this by way of the new off-payroll tax being rolled out to the private sector?

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

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