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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…
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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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Fair Warning

Following the roll out of Off Payroll rules in April, the subject of compliant umbrella companies has become a hot topic, with reports of non-compliant models increasingly being covered in recent months. While it’s a complex topic and any…
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CEST indecisive

IR35 expert, Qdos, have reacted to damning data that exposes the flaws of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool, used by businesses to determine the IR35 status of contractors.
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Network of Compliance

The government has recently announced that it will be creating a single enforcement body to protect the rights of workers and clamp down on ill practice in the labour market. This will see the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, the…
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Contracting isn’t dead

IR35 expert, Qdos, has carried out extensive research into the initial impact of the introduction of IR35 reform in the private sector on 6th April. The exclusive insight, carried out among 1846 UK contractors affected by changes to IR35,…
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Is Change Possible?

Despite passionate and well-presented speeches by David Davis MP and Iain Duncan-Smith MP recently to introduce amendments to the Finance Bill that would serve to clamp down on non-compliance and malpractice in the umbrella sector the…
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Lineker in IR35 firing line

The latest and perhaps most high-profile IR35 case is currently being fought by Gary Lineker against HMRC claims that he owes £4.9million in unpaid tax. Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator described the move as a “misguided attempt”…
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