HMRC to reform CEST tool ahead of IR35 changes

HM Revenue and Customs has announced it will make changes to its Check Employment Status for Tax tool, which has...

IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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IR35: Barclays and GSK impose blanket off-payroll ban, contractors claim

3 Oct 2019

Major employers including Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline have told contractors they will only employ them as “on-payroll” employees

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Private sector warned of IR35 talent drain

30 Sep 2019

Three in five contractors could seek alternative work with other businesses if they are found to be inside IR35 when...

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HMRC wins IR35 tribunal against three BBC presenters

19 Sep 2019

HMRC has won an IR35 tribunal case at the High Court against three BBC presenters who will now have to...

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HMRC targets GSK contractors with IR35 compliance letters

30 Aug 2019

HM Revenue & Customs has written to around 1,500 contractors working for pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), advising them to check...

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Off-payroll working: How IR35 rules affect the private sector

16 Jul 2019

Despite problems with IR35 'off-payroll' rules in the public sector, HMRC has confirmed that from April 2020 the private sector will be subject to the new tax regulations. How should businesses prepare?

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IR35: HMRC publishes private sector tax rules

11 Jul 2019

Organisations have just nine months to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are being extended to the private...

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IR35: Will the private sector learn the hard way?

24 Jun 2019

Aspects of the IR35 tax legislation have proved unpopular and many are anxious about its roll out for private sector organisations next year.

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IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

23 May 2019

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

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IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes ‘reasonable care’?

25 Mar 2019

The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector....

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Lorraine Kelly defeats HMRC at IR35 tax tribunal

21 Mar 2019

The television presenter Lorraine Kelly has defeated HMRC at an IR35 tax tribunal after successfully appealing a tax bill of...

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HMRC reveals private sector off-payroll working changes

6 Mar 2019

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a series of reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector, following...

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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

21 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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Budget 2018: IR35 changes extended to the private sector

29 Oct 2018

The changes to IR35 regulations will be extended to the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in...

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