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Health warning as staff face bills for back tax

With HMRC chasing millions in lost revenue, doctors and nurses have been told to check their pay history.

Sun, 20 May 2018 - Tax Issues

MP targets 'immoral' HMRC over 'retrospective' taxation of contractors

The scheme users, many of whom could be locum doctors or nurses, or IT contractors, say they were led into the arrangements by accountants they trusted.

Thu, 17 May 2018 - Tax Issues

FCSA calls on Unite to educate itself on benefits of compliant umbrella firms

Julia Kermode is calling for the union to educate itself about the benefits workers gain by choosing to work through compliant umbrella companies.

Mon, 14 May 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

PRISM Hosts Round Table Discussion on Modern Employment

The event had people from ACCA, APSCo, CBI, CIPD, CIPP, CIOT, ICAEW, IOD, IFS, Law Society,LITRGand University of Oxford. Also BEIS, HMRC, HM Treasury, and the OTS.

Fri, 11 May 2018 - Tax Issues

Director of Labour Market Enforcement calls for measures to tackle exploitation of low paid workers

Suggests more resources given to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate to enforce current regulations and expanding their remit to cover umbrella companies and intermediaries

Thu, 10 May 2018 - Other

Nurses are next on taxman’s hitlist

Public sector workers advised by agencies to enrol in suspected avoidance schemes are being chased by HMRC

Thu, 10 May 2018 - Tax Issues

Self-employed sector in urgent need of ‘new deal’, says Demos report

IPSE welcomes a new report by cross-party think tank Demos, which urgently calls for a ‘new deal’ for the self-employed.

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - Other

Harvey Nash: 90% of contractors admit post-IR35 reform stress

The economic and emotional toll the IR35 reforms have taken on the contractor community.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey by Harvey Nash.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

ICAEW slams HMRC for IR35 failings

In a letter to Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride, the ICAEW stated a number of problems which need to be resolved before any similar change can be considered for the private sector.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

More employers make hiring plans as Brexit countdown begins

Employer confidence in the economy remains negative, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - Market Stats

Contractor wins appeal over HMRC in latest IR35 case

This decision, while favourable for the contractor, just adds further proof that the IR35 rules are too complex and difficult to apply with any certainty.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 - IR35

BBC tax fiasco: why a far graver tragedy is about to strike

Dave Chaplin: By April 2019 an even bigger tax tragedy could hit the public sector.

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

The BBC is driving its presenters to despair.

Complaints about the BBC’s U-turn on tax aren’t the whines of rich luvvies. One colleague has had to work while being treated for cancer

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Top Tax QC Blasts Blanket IR35 Decisions

One of HMRC’s go-to tax barristers, Jolyon Maugham QC has warned a parliamentary committee that in two years’ time it will be investigating blanket IR35 decisions by the BBC, NHS, and other public bodies.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 - Public Sector IR35 Reforms

Chris James: Could the BBC be an MSC?

Is it possible that some of the alleged activities might fall foul of a much more powerful, and for the BBC more onerous, piece of law?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 - IR35

BBC statement on Personal Service Companies - BECTU

The BBC has issued a statement to explain its position on Personal Service Companies.

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 - IR35

BBC presenter reveals she had to work during cancer treatment after being moved to freelance contract

Kirsty Lang has revealed that she had to work throughout her breast cancer treatment because the corporation forced her to move to a freelance contract without sick pay.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - IR35

Leaked letters show BBC 'forced' star names to set up firms to avoid tax

The BBC admitted that it may have to foot the tax bills of star names who are in dispute with the corporation, after receiving six-figure demands from HMRC.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - IR35

BBC presenters reveal 'constant anxiety' caused by pay arrangements

MPs hear how presenters felt forced by the BBC to set up controversial personal service companies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - IR35

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