Emails released under FoI rules confirm HMRC’s failure to alter its approach is its failure to achieve resolution. And it’s a failure signed off at the very top.
11th May, 2021 | Comment
The taxman is trying to blow the whistle on the Match of the Day presenter, but experts say he’s got an open goal -- his brand.
10th May, 2021 | IR35 News
Clients. Agencies. Umbrellas, accountants, and even us IR35 ‘experts.’ Just like contractors, we’ve all got off-payroll angst.
6th May, 2021 | Comment
A steep learning curve with turbulence, challenge and worry has defined the last four weeks.
When the ‘good news for the self-employed’ in The Times isn’t quite what it seems.
5th May, 2021 | Comment
Updates on .gov in wake of IR35 reform indicate the Revenue realises the brolly situation.
4th May, 2021 | Contracting News
How VAT gets accounted for when UK businesses supply services to the European Union.
29th April, 2021 | Comment
The threat that HMRC and its original IR35 continue to pose to PSCs just turned very real.
28th April, 2021 | Comment
Courier firm gets cut off from appealing, but many are challenging the government not to sit idle.
26th April, 2021 | Contracting News
The digital system works, government told, so reverting to physical checks with covid still lingering is ‘nonsensical.’
26th April, 2021 | Job News
Universal it’s not, but clients are forking out more for freelance tech skills, knowing the off-payroll rules are hurting.
23rd April, 2021 | Comment
Amid accounts of homelessness, death and life-changing pursuits, contractors can now tell campaigning MPs what they could cope with.
22nd April, 2021 | Contracting News
Chatting is recommended to help keep the weight of formal disagreements to a mere ‘deluge.’
20th April, 2021 | IR35 News
Taxing off-payroll rules just as the economy fires up? Believe it or not, the timing could hardly be better.
20th April, 2021 | Comment
Taxman takes on board two errors he made, but is warned: ‘I shall keep nit-picking.’
19th April, 2021 | IR35 News
Firing at ‘twisters’ and ‘stone-throwers,’ a gun-toting CEO says ‘bad practice’ is in his sights too.
19th April, 2021 | Contracting News
ContractorUK reveals the company names that made even the censors blush.
16th April, 2021 | Contracting News
The LITRG spells out where its 11 chapters can help IR35 reform-hit PSCs to turn the page, safely.
13th April, 2021 | Comment
Loudest call for freelance techies since July 2018 indicates the covid bounce back has begun.
12th April, 2021 | Contracting News
A ‘comprehensive’ report on ‘cleaning up the contractor supply chain’ is welcomed.
A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.
9th April, 2021 | Comment
Everything the taxman wants you to know about private sector IR35 reform, in his own words.
7th April, 2021 | Comment
Contentious reforms to the Intermediaries legislation are finally here. But what do they mean for you?
6th April, 2021 | IR35 News
A law firm reveals what's on the minds of the new IR35 status decision-makers -- end-users.
6th April, 2021 | Comment
Agencies have had to ‘pick their battles’ to succeed in preparing end-users for Tuesday’s ‘big difference’ – SThree.
1st April, 2021 | IR35 News
A BBC radio show finally tuned in to a long-running problem. But the veracity of the on-air claims are worthy of scrutiny too.
31st March, 2021 | Comment
Ominous warning implies that 25 errors in a single Revenue webinar could be just the tip of the iceberg.
29th March, 2021 | IR35 News
The issue of underhand, years-old pocketing of contractor cash by some brollies is reignited -- on the very cusp of IR35 reform.
25th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Top adviser to contractors sullied by the Revenue, for taking too much ‘reasonable care’ in his assessment of official advice to agencies.
24th March, 2021 | IR35 News
The new kid on the shady block is thanking their lucky stars. But it’s users who will end up far from fortunate.
23rd March, 2021 | Comment
The shrewd who want property won’t listen to the mainstream media, but will use an interpreter for their contract income.
18th March, 2021 | Comment
An admired financial heavyweight will be the first to hit late payers with beefed-up powers.
17th March, 2021 | Money News
An instant fix for some, but factoring is a very hard habit to shake, whether it’s invoice or recourse.
17th March, 2021 | Comment
Preparation is the only way to guarantee yourself a really ‘soft landing,’ even if there is only three weeks to get sorted.
16th March, 2021 | Comment
Umbrella companies and other firms issue new advice about contracting overseas.
16th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Off-payroll workers on cusp of a possible sea change, as blanketing and banning starts getting reviewed and reversed.
15th March, 2021 | IR35 News
It’s better than expected, but a corporation tax change costing £50m is racking up more critics.
15th March, 2021 | Contracting News
The defenders of PSCs from covid will turn their efforts from blanket support, to 'pockets of support.'
11th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Officials at Companies House are being polite, but the subtext is clear – delinquent directors are at risk again.
11th March, 2021 | Comment
It was on the ‘pros’ list of the chancellor’s measures, but the SPR will feel like a ‘con’ to many PSCs.
10th March, 2021 | Comment
Limited companies’ negative but improving confidence will be all but wiped out if off-payroll rules proceed, warns IPSE.
10th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Agencies and lawyers try to put the off-payroll legislation’s tweaks into practical terms.
8th March, 2021 | IR35 News
Dates, visibility and optimism made February marginally more buoyant for temporary techies than January.
8th March, 2021 | Contracting News
The contractor sector’s leading tax, accounting and IR35 advisers assess the chancellor’s action and inaction.
4th March, 2021 | Contracting News
Chancellor fails to mention the April rules, which advisers say the government has 700,000 new reasons to ‘blindingly’ press ahead with.
3rd March, 2021 | IR35 News
Rishi Sunak unveils his second Budget -- to change the UK's 'economic geography' after coronavirus.
3rd March, 2021 | Comment
Not actioning your sub clause (because you think you can’t substitute), doesn’t render it 'unrealistic.'
Tomorrow or the 23rd should give limited company contractors the detail they need to finalise their (hopefully) shortlisted options.
2nd March, 2021 | Comment
The ‘crackers’ chancellor reportedly wants to turn the IR35 screw further, by hiking tax on single-customer PSCs.
1st March, 2021 | IR35 News
The Adams verdict will reassure the many being forced from bonafide businesses which they’ve built from scratch.
25th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Restrictive covenants can keep a good contractor down, and from moving out of off-payroll’s way. But only if they are ‘reasonably necessary.’
24th February, 2021 | Comment
Despite its narrow applicability, a ruling in favour of the TV host will still likely inspire contractors to collect more badges.
23rd February, 2021 | IR35 News
Limited company contractors caught by April’s off-payroll rules are tipped to benefit from Uber’s loss.
22nd February, 2021 | Contracting News
Not telling the Lords about Loan Charge contractors who it knew of could subject the Revenue to investigation.
18th February, 2021 | Contracting News
Becoming a digital nomad overseas is a passport, of sorts, to temporarily leaving the UK’s covid gloom behind.
18th February, 2021 | Comment
Being inside IR35 from April will be a whole lot more taxing with the five per cent deduction disallowed by HMRC.
17th February, 2021 | Comment
Off-payroll paradox: 11th hour 'supporting customers' rhetoric is at odds with the deployment of a new 'specialist team.'
16th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Being massively overlooked is the fact that HMRC enquiries into limited company workers will continue long after April 6th.
16th February, 2021 | Comment
Despite talking a good game, agents quietly admit off-payroll effects will last between one year and forever.
15th February, 2021 | IR35 News
PSCs returning to the UK should find PCR tests they must imminently pay for claimable.
11th February, 2021 | Comment
April’s off-payroll rules compel professional services, banking, telecoms, oil, digital, and investment clients to no longer hire PSCs.
11th February, 2021 | IR35 News
In light of another CJRS update by the taxman, PSC directors might be wise to check their own online activities.
9th February, 2021 | Comment
Chancellor sent a ‘strongly-worded’ letter, following a stock reply boding badly for Budget 2021.
8th February, 2021 | Contracting News
‘Not great’ for temporary techies, but ‘massively better than might have been expected’ – REC.
8th February, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Off-payroll study: the ticking clock and HMRC’s track record aren’t instilling much confidence in the incoming findings.
4th February, 2021 | IR35 News
Eight situations prove just how vital it is for PSCs to be fully fluent in April’s new rules.
3rd February, 2021 | Comment
An extension by the chancellor in March would make the housing market’s triple threat manageable.
2nd February, 2021 | Comment
Helping directors with their dividends would be irresponsible and unfair to taxpayers, claims HMT’s Jesse Norman.
1st February, 2021 | Contracting News
The off-payroll rules will make an unwieldy mess worse. Government must revert to Taylor to avoid disaster.
28th January, 2021 | Comment
Taxman’s decision to offer some leniency around Sunday’s self-assessment deadline is welcomed, broadly.
27th January, 2021 | Money News
On a long list reprimanding the Revenue, peers admonish the taxman for using workers caught by disguised remuneration.
25th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Taxman told to come up with explanations and offerings for the millions stung by both covid and IR35.
21st January, 2021 | Contracting News
An ‘incensed’ Rebecca Seeley Harris vows a written rebuttal over HMT’s 'misunderstanding.'
21st January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
MPs want Loan Charge contractors to show the taxman chasing them over the goodwill season.
20th January, 2021 | Contracting News
There’s work to be done for Brits processing European personal data. And penalties for those who shirk it.
19th January, 2021 | Comment
Chancellor looking increasingly isolated in his decision not to help limited company directors.
18th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Two new updates to the furlough scheme are ‘easily overlooked, and obviously were by the government.’
18th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
The negative test result you’ll need from Friday to re-enter Britain compounds the difficulties facing contracting overseas.
14th January, 2021 | Comment
Pandemic ‘survival’ mode snookers off-payroll comms from reaching most PSCs.
13th January, 2021 | IR35 News
‘Reasons and channels’ prevent your internet data being trawled, even if your CJRS usage is deemed suspicious.
13th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Or don’t and risk having tighter rules, potentially on masks, supermarkets and WfH.
12th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Far from fertile conditions to hire people permanently played into contractors’ hands just before Christmas.
11th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Rates are holding up amid my 20-year high for contractors, whose ‘new normal’ preference is stability.
7th January, 2021 | Comment
The type of contract you’re on shouldn’t affect your place in the vaccination queue, but it might - REC.
6th January, 2021 | Coronavirus News
Neither the need to make up the covid-19 deficit nor the tendency to target contractors bodes well for eight weeks’ time.
5th January, 2021 | Contracting News
Our gut feeling is that the goose which lays the golden egg will be killed -- over a few bad apples. And an inability to learn.
5th January, 2021 | Comment
A longer CJRS is tagged up as a Christmas gift to help firms through a tougher January.
4th January, 2021 | Contracting News
What’s been on the status front, and what shan’t now repeat itself. Hopefully.
21st December, 2020 | Comment
Alert over history repeating itself, partly as you ‘sold your soul to the devil’ by forming a limited company.
17th December, 2020 | IR35 News
A ‘good but could do so much better’ assessment of HMRC belies a lot of still ‘gross’ goings-on.
16th December, 2020 | Money News
Taxman will have a task accusing PSCs of gaming the system to get desirable outcomes, experts suggest.
15th December, 2020 | IR35 News
Taxman’s tool to decide contractor IR35 status is indecisive almost a fifth of the time.
14th December, 2020 | IR35 News
Questions about independence will likely be fired but, under wraps at HMRC, they may have been answered already.
14th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Jesse Norman admits it’s an episode he’s never heard of before, and has no appetite to repeat.
10th December, 2020 | IR35 News
November took the momentum out from the temp tech market’s recovery, but billings are still up.
10th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Opinions abound, but there’s five fundamental tech areas which it’s hard to see not dominating.
7th December, 2020 | Contracting News
Taxman says he’s checking if you’re ready to restart him probing your status. Is saying ‘no’ really an option?
4th December, 2020 | Comment
An official forecast is downgraded to an ‘estimate.’ And then downgraded from that to ‘finger in the air guesswork.’
2nd December, 2020 | IR35 News
Don’t be like Duncan, says the taxman, in a familiar but now off-payroll-charged message.
2nd December, 2020 | Contracting News
A welcome approach, or ‘particularly inappropriate?’ Or is it worse -- enough to ‘push PSCs over the edge?’
30th November, 2020 | IR35 News