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1,500 businesses have their say on IR35 reform

With the IR35 review open and the introduction of reform to the Off-payroll working rules less than three months away, 1,500 businesses impacted by the legislation have shared their views on the incoming changes. The research, conducte...

Last minute Self-Assessment Tax Return tips

It’s the same story every year: Christmas comes and goes, and in its wake leaves the promise of a new year and new goals. But if you’re self-employed, January also means the Self-Assessment Tax Return deadline. Feeling a little bit...

5 reasons why IR35 reform must be delayed

Despite the Government making it clear in the Off-payroll review launch that it intends to roll out IR35 reform in April, recruitment body, The REC, continues to lobby for at least a delay of the incoming changes.  On 6th April, contr...

Contractors told to prepare for IR35 reform 

The details published on the launch of the IR35 review last week suggest that April’s reform will be implemented, a number of contracting experts have said.  While the news that a review would be held to focus on the incoming change...

Government launches “inadequate” IR35 review

The Government launched its much-anticipated review into proposed changes to the IR35 legislation and faced an immediate backlash, with one expert describing it as “inadequate.” After having been urged to “act immediately” on t...

Resilient contractors to carry on despite IR35 reform

Research suggests that the majority of contractors impacted by IR35 reform will continue to operate as independent workers even though they will typically lose the right to determine their own tax status from April 2020.  The data, re...

PM urged to “act now” over IR35 promise

After Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won its biggest majority since 1987 in last week’s General Election, IR35 experts have called on the Prime Minister to “act now” and conduct a review of the off-payroll working rules befor...

IR35 a mystery to majority of self-employed 

With IR35 reform only months away, it has emerged that more than half of 2000 self-employed people do not know what the legislation is. This is despite each major political party addressing the issue recently, with the Conservatives, the ...

Chancellor promises IR35 review

With less than a fortnight to go until contractors head to the polls on 12th December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has pledged to review IR35 reform.  Speaking on Radio 4 programme, Money Box, Mr Javid said: “One t...

Could your IR35 status hinge on your CV?

As the new rules for off-payroll working loom ever closer, many contractors will be wondering what they can do to remain outside of IR35, stay off the bench and maintain their rates. With the risk falling on the end-client from April 202...

Lib Dems would review IR35 and end Loan Charge 

The Liberal Democrats have revealed in their Manifesto that they plan to review IR35 reform and end the devastating Loan Charge, should they come into power in December.  As part of leader Jo Swinson’s ‘Plan for Britain’s Future...

The IR35 investigation process explained

For nearly 20 years, IR35 has been contractors' bogeyman, with many industry experts questioning whether HMRC itself fully understands the legislation. A number of recent and high-profile IR35 Tribunals have seen Lorraine Kelly, Loose Wo...

Businesses say they aren’t ready for IR35 reform 

Three-quarters of private sector businesses are not prepared for rapidly approaching IR35 reform which, from 6th April 2020, will see medium and large companies start administering the IR35 status of the contractors they engage. With l...

How contractors can set and protect their IR35 status

IR35 is at the forefront of our every conversation. Amidst speculation around what the future holds due to upcoming private sector reforms and a growing number of IR35 investigations attracting attention, it’s easy to worry about what t...

ITV presenter wins £80k IR35 Tribunal

With just six months until IR35 reform is extended to the private sector, it emerged last week that television presenter, Helen Fospero, won her IR35 case appeal, resulting in a second IR35 Tribunal loss for HMRC in less than seven days. ...

Contractor defeats taxman in £240k IR35 case

An IT contractor has beaten HMRC in an IR35 Tribunal carrying £243,324 in liability, to inflict yet another defeat on the tax office.  After an investigation lasting five years, it was decided on 29th October that IT consultant, Ric...