The deadline to give peers your take on the off-payroll rules is imminent. Act now.
25th February, 2020 | Comment
Peers ask for off-payroll rule price tags which (unlike HMRC’s) won’t fade under scrutiny.
25th February, 2020 | IR35 News
New Treasury boss fails to impress with talk of off-payroll ‘improvements’ and a ‘not heavy-handed’ HMRC.
24th February, 2020 | IR35 News
Are we all ready for the new IR35? Not according to HMRC’s straw poll on its latest webinar.
24th February, 2020 | Comment
Paul wrote a short song and made a video all about IR35 reform.
21st February, 2020 | Contracting News
‘Forget any soft landing, it’s enforcement action as necessary; prepared or not.’
20th February, 2020 | Comment
Second off-payroll inquiry session hears HMRC has a blind-spot, and government can’t join up facts.
20th February, 2020 | IR35 News
It’s up to contractor-taxpayers to take ‘reasonable care,’ as blaming your accountant for being late won’t wash.
18th February, 2020 | Comment
Determinations like 'all caught,' 'all banned' (and the like) aren’t being made -- minister.
17th February, 2020 | Contracting News
‘It’s tempting to think a new broom at HMT will sweep in change.’ But don’t, warn experts.
14th February, 2020 | IR35 News
‘More concerning’ than the banks’ actions, is defence companies making do without ‘highly-skilled’ PSCs.
13th February, 2020 | Contracting News
Loud off-payroll march gives even the ‘tin-earned Treasury’ no excuse to say it hasn’t been warned.
Off-payroll inquiry told that April’s reform should only ever be a ‘temporary sticking plaster.’
12th February, 2020 | IR35 News
A rushed resolution to the longstanding off-payroll issue is undesirable. The softest of soft landings isn’t.
12th February, 2020 | Comment
‘Third consecutive month of IT contractor demand getting deeper into negative territory warrants a delay.’
11th February, 2020 | Contracting News
A confusing yet helpful Treasury tweak to ‘give businesses more time,’ makes any further delay look fanciful.
10th February, 2020 | IR35 News
‘Go with the facts about how off-payroll reform has upended you, so forget ‘it isn’t fair’ rhetoric.’
10th February, 2020 | Contracting News
As HMRC and HMT can’t rule a deferral out, contractors are called to get their written submissions in.
7th February, 2020 | IR35 News
Despite the IR35 hype, and the Taylor Review fanfare, the SDM’s demise should be quite a quiet affair.
6th February, 2020 | Comment
The former head of the National Audit Office is to be summoned over a review that’s left 40,000 contractors in the cold.
5th February, 2020 | Contracting News
The investment firm is the latest to rate third-parties’ limited companies as too high-risk.
5th February, 2020 | IR35 News
Taxman presses the launch button too early on more than 30 (draft) IR35 status manuals.
4th February, 2020 | IR35 News
‘Lots’ of engagers are asking how to match their competitors so they too can operate PSCs outside IR35.
3rd February, 2020 | IR35 News
Only one word of difference in the minister’s secondary answer to two different probes about IR35 reform.
3rd February, 2020 | Contracting News
Given the PM’s ‘staggering’ disclosure, the end of the winding-up tax break looks like a case of ‘when not if.’
31st January, 2020 | Comment
Blanketing in all but name? A pre-determined, role-based outcome is taking the gloss off the case-by-case treatment.
29th January, 2020 | IR35 News
The initial drop-off in PSC numbers is projected to be significant, but so too is their resurgence.
28th January, 2020 | Contracting News
Engagers will have 26 days between the final legislation and its launch to assess with certainty.
27th January, 2020 | IR35 News
Debt transfer; HMRC’s clean-up plan and when an SDS isn’t an SDS, potentially. Experts weigh in.
24th January, 2020 | IR35 News
What contractor recruitment leaders have told the chancellor about April’s off-payroll rules.
23rd January, 2020 | Comment
Engagers are getting covered to defuse the ticking time-bomb of you claiming for contributions.
How Lloyds are hitting us; hiking our taxes, eroding our bottom line and squeezing the life out of our business.
22nd January, 2020 | Comment
Chancellor told the off-payroll review on the back of his pledge isn’t cutting it.
22nd January, 2020 | IR35 News
Making a few quick admin and accounting moves is how nimble consultancies can fight back against the banks’ IR35 overreaching.
21st January, 2020 | Comment
Aside from reassurance about historical enquiries, HMRC’s last minute-materials won’t mean much to most.
A new domino effect begins, with consultancies next to reel from banks’ ‘short-sightedness’ about April’s IR35 changes.
20th January, 2020 | IR35 News
With unwieldy HMRC changes imminent, curbing how to challenge a public body looks poorly timed.
20th January, 2020 | Contracting News
Having been on the receiving end of the courts, the PM moves to restrict how IT contractors often fight.
17th January, 2020 | Contracting News
Britain’s largest bank brings the shutters down on third-party-provided-PSCs, in a ‘chilling’ IR35 reaction.
16th January, 2020 | IR35 News
Taxman responds to a charge against his PDF for PSCs, by enlisting 45,000 businesses.
Even seasoned PSCs can’t afford to chance it this tax return season.
15th January, 2020 | Comment
'Poorly positioned; ambiguous and disingenuous.' Advisers speak up about HMRC’s 11th hour attempt to educate.
14th January, 2020 | IR35 News
And other ‘injustices’ to get fresh eyes, and ideas -- to tackle promoters and ‘indifferent’ HMRC.
13th January, 2020 | Contracting News
An 11-year low is revealed by the REC, which warns of IR35 reform coming ‘at the worst time.’
‘Far too much to do in too little time, unless of course the review recommends nothing.’
9th January, 2020 | IR35 News
Chancellor condemned for living up to neither the letter nor the spirit of his election promise.
8th January, 2020 | IR35 News
The later than expected Budget may have the IR35 reform review to blame.
8th January, 2020 | Contracting News
A growing number of experts see ‘cease and desist’ PSC policies as lacking staying power.
7th January, 2020 | IR35 News
A better than expected Morse Review, for you and us, is why battleplans are being drawn up, by them.
7th January, 2020 | Comment
Sajid Javid under mounting pressure over when, precisely, he’s going to keep his promise.
6th January, 2020 | IR35 News
The middle ground is more palatable for the unaffected, but it doesn’t bring finality.
6th January, 2020 | Comment
Almost 40,000 taxpayer-contractors will get financial relief under the Sir Amyas Morse Review.
23rd December, 2019 | Contracting News
Just what you’ve always wanted: the gift of an excuse to escape the in-laws over the festivities and file in solitude.
23rd December, 2019 | Comment
‘Health warnings’ going into 11th hour guidance for hirers set on HMRC’s tool from January.
20th December, 2019 | IR35 News
GSK, Wells Fargo, Aberdeen Standard Life and Rolls-Royce drive PSCs out of their ranks -- for good.
19th December, 2019 | IR35 News
Risk is calling almost all the shots being fired at ‘Ltd’ suppliers. The government ought now to listen.
19th December, 2019 | Comment
From HMRC defeats to knee-jerk banks, 2019 was eventful for contractors. But 2020 is set to be huge.
18th December, 2019 | Comment
Four off-payroll fundamentals that PSC workers can’t afford not to broach. And in order.
17th December, 2019 | Comment
Change it, shelve it or scrap it outright? The review could be as divisive as the legislation itself.
16th December, 2019 | Contracting News
Forget events prime minister, it’s timings (of IR35, the Loan Charge) that risks decimating the freelance sector.
16th December, 2019 | Comment
Despite being the last major party to pledge an IR35 reform review, it’s a resounding win for Boris Johnson and his Tories.
13th December, 2019 | Contracting News
Confusion-cleared-up? Logic? Or a sign of just how convoluted IR35 has become?
12th December, 2019 | IR35 News
A radioactive waste operator joins more banks in taking the nuclear option to IR35 reform.
11th December, 2019 | IR35 News
PSCs to soon have ‘IR35 certainty,’ even if that means getting just 8 weeks’ lead time.
10th December, 2019 | Contracting News
Agency body asks the next government to halt reform, given IT contractor demand is already in the red.
10th December, 2019 | IR35 News
The party’s vow to axe April’s rules is ‘clarified’ as a plan to look at them and seek replacement.
9th December, 2019 | IR35 News
Word-for-word: what Labour has now put on the record about April 2020's rules.
9th December, 2019 | Comment
Despite the tweaks, HMRC’s tool is still seen as flawed -- as end-users are finding out to their cost.
5th December, 2019 | IR35 News
ContractorUK readers called to join today’s demo, designed so Sajid Javid can’t say he wasn’t warned.
4th December, 2019 | Contracting News
Whoever replaces Paul Uppal should get the SBC’s terms, remit and scope replaced too.
4th December, 2019 | Comment
Chancellor’s pledge for Tories to ‘see if the IR35 changes are right’ fails to win hearts and minds.
3rd December, 2019 | IR35 News
The telco’s PSC ban could affect many thousands – now, and later if retrospective HMRC fears are realised.
29th November, 2019 | IR35 News
Your complex or legacy IT system could win you an extension to your HMRC filing date.
28th November, 2019 | Money News
Contractor body reveals which politician said what -- and to what effect at its small business pitch-off.
28th November, 2019 | Comment
Jeremy Corbyn’s party goes one better than the Lib Dems, saying stopping IR35 is now official policy.
27th November, 2019 | IR35 News
Question-heavy, IT sector-friendly, the new live CEST is already ‘confusing the hell’ out of some.
26th November, 2019 | IR35 News
No matter who wins general election 2019, the winding-up tax break looks like a loser.
26th November, 2019 | Comment
Jeremy Corbyn wants a new employment category for everyone except those in business on their own account.
25th November, 2019 | Contracting News
Swinson’s axe-the-Loan-Charge-vow will win her natural Conservative voters, predicts LBC’s Iain Dale.
WTT endorses 11 actions to help engagers through 11th hour IR35 preparations.
22nd November, 2019 | IR35 News
It may be outside the public sector, and inside of Whitehall, but a review of off-payroll proposals is ‘freelance-friendly.’
21st November, 2019 | IR35 News
LCAG fears recommendations are already with the Revenue, in breach of terms.
21st November, 2019 | Contracting News
Respected asset management firm testing its PSCs with HMRC’s discredited tool.
20th November, 2019 | IR35 News
The ITV, Sky News and Channel 5 presenter deals the taxman another status blow.
Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn leave IR35 out of their business community pitches.
19th November, 2019 | IR35 News
The three party leaders’ new comments hold policy clues for the contractor sector.
19th November, 2019 | Comment
PSCs at HSBC and M&G get extended until March, as talent and cost alerts persist.
18th November, 2019 | Contracting News
Like us, taxpayers should deal in the facts, not some speculative or wished-for outcome -- WTT.
The 'vital' contractor workforce speaks up about the off-payroll rules, and it’s hungry for more from agents and clients.
15th November, 2019 | IR35 News
With just 20 weeks to go, two more financial firms consign PSCs to history. But three other clients are resisting.
14th November, 2019 | IR35 News
In an event-run world of murky twilight, shifting sands, and contrasting views, toe the line.
13th November, 2019 | Comment
Slowdown hits just as the Brexit extension brings hirers back from the brink.
11th November, 2019 | Contracting News
A status square-off between two public sector giants has led to a potentially calculated throwing in of the towel.
8th November, 2019 | Comment
The UK contractor industry’s first ever awards ceremony was a resounding success. For these 20 firms especially.
7th November, 2019 | Contracting News
‘No need to be concerned?’ Or the start of a ‘guilty until proven otherwise fishing expedition’?
6th November, 2019 | IR35 News
Five specialisms that are ‘hot’ right now, and five more to get you through the cold snap.
6th November, 2019 | Comment
The problem of a private sector too ‘unaware’ of ‘fundamental change’ is pinned on the taxman.
5th November, 2019 | IR35 News
But the Zurich-led country won’t let you use your limited, not that it matters if money talks.
4th November, 2019 | Contracting News
MPs say going to the polls on the 12th makes the disclosure requirement on the 31st ‘illegitimate.’
Taxman demands millions from the health service’s digital arm, for fumbling its use of his own ‘toolkit.’
31st October, 2019 | Contracting News