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Thu, 14 Dec 2023 - IR35

Deliveroo’s sub clause keeps the wheels turning

Deliveroo wins case thanks to a substitution contract clause.

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 - Other

Domino’s Pizza drivers were employees, not contractors, Supreme Court rules – The Irish Times

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Climbing Mount Improbable

The RALC Consulting case illustrates that the power balance in IR35 cases is heavily weighted in HMRC’s favour placing significant financial strain on genuine small businesses.

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Self-employed individuals are vital to the UK economy but numbers are down and IR35 has a lot to answer for.


John Redwood raises his concerns re IR35 and unfair tax system

John Redwood MP for Wokingham has raised his concerns about the impact of IR35 on self-employed workers.

Computer Weekly

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An IT contractor’s business is on the brink of insolvency after a decade-long IR35 dispute with HMRC.

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IR35 tax changes contribute to economic inactivity

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