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IR35

Taking care of business

IR35, also known as “off-payroll working” rules, was introduced to help HMRC tackle tax avoidance through off-payroll working. In April 2021, the off-payroll working private sector changes ‘ripped up the rulebook’ when it came to…

Paying It Right

A London plumber recently won his appeal to secure back-dated holiday pay from Pimlico Plumbers. It is a landmark case and one that will serve to have a significant impact on the umbrella sector and how umbrellas manage holiday pay for…

IR35 seen as ‘biggest threat’

A survey of more than 1200 contractors carried out by Qdos has found 61 per cent highlighting IR35 reform as the ‘biggest threat’ to this way of working. This is more than 10 times the number of contractors most concerned about the impact…

Off-payroll Impact

Research from Kingsbridge has found a lack of understanding around off-payroll working rules could severely impact access to talent in the coming months. Data from the business has suggests that 60 per cent of contractors will soon be…

IR35 Impact

Research by Cool Company into the impact of IR35 legislation has found the impact might not have been as devastating as many had feared with most contractors finding ways to mitigate the impact of the new rules, including working with…

IR35 Impact

Research by Brookson Legal has revealed the impact of cost increases experienced by UK businesses using contractors and freelancers since the introduction of changes to the ‘off payroll working rules’ or IR35.

Beyond IR35

The IR35 Impact Survey conducted by compliance firm IR35 Shield has shown how the legislation has had a significant and damaging impact on contractors and the firms that rely on their talent.

CEST-gate and the £100m+ tax bills

We’ve all seen the headlines about the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) having a tax bill for £87m, the Home Office (HO) for £29m, and the HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) for £12m. It appears that all of these are casualties of…

Fuel to the Fire

Over the past few months our industry has witnessed a surge in the number of contractors working through umbrella companies following the roll-out of the new Off-Payroll rules into the private sector. Along with that roll-out, we have also…

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