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IR35 guidance criticised by business organisation

An organisation that represents freelance contract workers has described the guidance being offered by the UK Government ahead of the (more…)

IR35 could end up costing contractors £30 million

Contractors in the UK could end up paying HMRC a total of nearly £30 million in tax by the time its investigations under the reformed IR35 system are finished. (more…)

Research shows IR35 may increase use of umbrella companies

The latest study published by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) shows that most recruitment firms expect the private sector IR35 reforms to lead to greater use of umbrella companies. (more…)

IR35 will not stop RBS using contractors

Freelance contractors in the financial sector have received some good news, as the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has (more…)

HMRC urged to sort out IR35 tool within next four months

HMRC is being advised to have the adjusted version of CEST, its IR35 tool, up and running by October at the latest to enable businesses in the private sector to be able to cope with April 2020’s IR35 reforms.

The (more…)

Treasury criticised over IR35 denial

The Treasury is facing accusations of being in denial about the full impact of the new IR35 Off-Payroll changes to (more…)

MPs urge caution over IR35 tax reforms

MPs have issued a warning to the government that it needs to keep a close eye on the upcoming IR35 reforms to the tax system, and how they affect private companies.

These changes were (more…)

IR35 reforms for contractors coming to the private sector

The IR35 tax reforms that are being introduced by HMRC have moved a step closer to being rolled out to firms in the private sector, following the publishing of a second consultation on this last week.

In this latest consultation (more…)

Taxman not always treating contractors fairly, peers conclude

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has raised concerns that HMRC is not always being fair in its approach, with (more…)

IR35 could be reason for self-employment drop, warns IPSE

The IPSE has included changes to the IR35 system in a list of regulation changes that are pushing people towards abandoning their (more…)

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