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Rebecca Seeley Harris

Rebecca is a leading expert in ‘employment status’ and IR35 and the law involving independent contractors and the self-employed for the purposes of tax and employment law. Rebecca has run her own consultancy for the past 20 years covering all employment status issues such as off-payroll in the private and public sector, otherwise known as IR35, s.44 and any issues affecting the self-employed and personal service companies.

Rebecca was also seconded to the Office of Tax Simplification (an independent body of HM Treasury) as a Senior Policy Adviser to advise the government on employment and tax status.  She was part of a small team of experts who drafted the Employment Status Review 2015, she then continued to advise on the review of Small Company Taxation leading on the taxation of nano companies and the self-employed. As a result of that review, Rebecca developed the concept of SEPA, providing a vehicle to the self-employed to be able to protect the family home. Rebecca was also a representative on the Cross Government Working Group on Employment Status and has most recently published the review into the taxation of the Gig Economy.

Author Content

A few words from CEST Explained’s author on the tool’s future, including potentially new questions in July.

The potentially thorny part of HMRC’s tool as it requires input from you, the worker.

8th April, 2021 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

The e-book serialisation continues, with a look at the most determinative IR35 factor – Control.

7th April, 2021 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

Rebecca Seeley Harris offers ContractorUK an exclusive preview of her new e-book, in a nod to today’s momentous reforms to IR35.

6th April, 2021 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

The architect of a financial support package under HMT’s consideration explains how it could make all the difference to limited companies.

8th January, 2021 | Limited Companies

What changes PSCs can expect (or just hope for) in the official preparations for off-payroll reform.

For people who’ve set up their own company, the news from the chancellor’s summer economic update couldn’t be less summery.

Budget not covid stopped an ex-PSC’s project, so it’s up to his umbrella to provide coverage.

6th May, 2020 | Coronavirus

Assessing if the CJRS covers you isn’t easy. The hard truth is that PSCs may fall through the cracks.