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HM Revenue & Customs has updated its highly criticised online IR35 status checker to include over thirty new questions, following consultation with more than three hundred stakeholders. The update comes just under six months before the roll-out of IR35 reform, known as the Off-Payroll rules, to the private sector,...
HMRC refutes 'blanket' IR35 determinations at Network Rail HMRC has said it has seen no evidence of "blanket" IR35 determinations in the public sector, following revelations this week that Network Rail has assessed 99% of its contractors as "inside IR35". ContractorCalculator.co.uk reported on Wednesday that a Freedom of Information request had...
Let Your Savings Snowball Making an early start is the most important factor in saving for the future. Saving for the future can often come well down the list of financial priorities, behind paying off debts, paying a mortgage and financing a child’s education. However, the longer you put it off,...
Ten things you should know about the new tax year April brings a fresh set of opportunities to keep hold of more of your wealth.  Tax planning should be a year-round activity. But the start of a new tax year is an ideal time to assess whether you can make the...
The recruitment trade bodies are set to take a pro-active role in Off-Payroll consultation The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have committed to taking a leading role in the recently launched Government consultation on extending the Off-Payroll rules to the private sector. The...
The United Nations recognises 195 individual states in the world.  Each has its own policies in regard to accepting foreign contractors, making it difficult to apply generalisations; but thanks to a degree of harmonisation amongst the developed world, the two main requirements that contractors need to consider when working...
A parliamentary Loan Charge enquiry has launched multiple online surveys The 2019 Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is urging contractors affected by the Loan Charge to complete a new online survey that they have launched to assist their investigation into the controversial new tax. Thousands of taxpayers are set to...
Contractors express grave concerns over Off-Payroll private sector rollout 77% of contractors have little or no confidence that private sector engagers will be ready to facilitate IR35 assessments when Off-Payroll rules are rolled-out to the private sector in April 2020, according to a recent survey. Prior to 2017, IR35 meant that...
4.8 million self-employed people have assisted in record breaking employment levels The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has claimed that increased numbers of self-employed workers are helping to drive the current record-high UK employment level. Data released this week from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that...
2019 Loan Charge update – this week’s and its developments A busy week for 2019 Loan Charge developments kicked off with a Sunday Times investigation revealing that several Ryanair pilots supplied through agencies had used disguised remuneration schemes and are now facing tax bills of up to £170,000 under the...