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  1. Rachael Maclean - Conservative. Sock puppet. I...

    Rachael Maclean - Conservative. Sock puppet. I wrote to her three times on the run up to the previous implementation of IR35 and only got a reply once where she basically 'forwarded my concerns' on...
  2. Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013 –...

    Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013 – Rule 21


    Looks like the brolly didn't contest the claim so it was automatically awarded to the contractor. Not sure this is the legal landmark it's...
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    Agreed, however it's the term that's being...

    Agreed, however it's the term that's being popularised by a lot of commenters on IR35 and how it will essentially create this new class of worker.



    This is where my colleagues are getting it...
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    Their expectation is the client will be obliged...

    Their expectation is the client will be obliged to offer employment rights after 12 weeks per the AWR. Not sure if adding an umbrella to the mix changes the approach.

    None of the post-April 6th...
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    Bad phrasing. We're having a discussion, they're...

    Bad phrasing. We're having a discussion, they're convinced they're going to get employee rights, I'm not so sure.
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    AWR and Agency/Umbrella Relationships

    I'm trying to explain to some colleagues how the No Rights Employee status comes about with regard to working through an agency on their PAYE if you're forced to by inside blanketing or PSC bans.
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  7. Focused Umbrella were the same for me. Refused to...

    Focused Umbrella were the same for me. Refused to answer questions by email so I left them to it.

    The guy I spoke to at Paystream couldn't seem to get his figures right over the phone and didn't...
  8. Sticky: From personal experience, I lodged an appeal...

    From personal experience, I lodged an appeal 50-odd days ago with no reply as yet. If the legislation was in play it should push the tax liability back to the client/fee-payer.

    However, the...
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    This applies to self-employed people only....

    This applies to self-employed people only. Nothing to do with Ltd. Co. contractors.
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    Updates - Employment Status Manual - HMRC...

    Updates - Employment Status Manual - HMRC internal manual - GOV.UK

    It was a fixed link, nothing to do with the historic investigations which have no relevance to Ltd. Co. contractors as you said.
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    Thanks for posting it. So much information flying...

    Thanks for posting it. So much information flying around, it doesn't help when things like this start creating panic and uncertainty around an issue that already has enough of both.
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    Assuming from this he's inside or working for an...

    Assuming from this he's inside or working for an end client that has blanket banned PSC's all his income will be paid net of tax, regardless of where it's paid, so how is a contrived brolly scheme...
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    AR Tax Accountants on LinkedIn: #ir35 | 10...

    AR Tax Accountants on LinkedIn: #ir35 | 10 comments

    AR Tax Accountants shared this in response. Looks like Chaplin goofed.
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    Octopus EV will set up and manage a salary...

    Octopus EV will set up and manage a salary sacrifice scheme for your business. Not sure if there's a minimum size for the business to qualify.

    Octopus Electric Vehicles - EV Business Solutions
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    In my own situation I found the differences...

    In my own situation I found the differences between umbrella and agency PAYE to be as follows:

    Agency
    Would only pay into their own pension offering
    Would only work on accrued holiday (put in a...
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    As someone pointed out on that thread, the 10th...

    As someone pointed out on that thread, the 10th Feb Update didn't add the text he's highlighted to the employment manual. I think there's definitely an element of fear-mongering to keep his business...
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    I raised one anyway. No reply as yet (although...

    I raised one anyway. No reply as yet (although they’re not obliged).

    Currently working on an exit strategy.
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    They made no reasonable effort in their...

    They made no reasonable effort in their assessment. I know what the guidance says, they didn't follow it. Still waiting for them to be in hot water though.



    I'm not in FS, and that's not what's...
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    My client has. Everyone in, no exceptions. Not...

    My client has. Everyone in, no exceptions. Not interested in disputes.

    You can still operate through a PSC if you want, but the agency will pay net to it.
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    Theoretically though, a role could have MOO, No...

    Theoretically though, a role could have MOO, No RoS, but no SDC and be deemed inside (two of the three pillars failed).

    The same role through a brolly still has no SDC so is expense allowable?
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    You're now an employee of Paystream. IR35 doesn't...

    You're now an employee of Paystream. IR35 doesn't apply.
  22. Worth noting the Accountancy Daily...

    Worth noting the Accountancy Daily article has been corrected from:



    To:
  23. A contractor colleague of mine has just been...

    A contractor colleague of mine has just been advised by his accountant to send this to his agency:



    The spread of misinformation is getting out of hand.
  24. With any idiot-proof system, there always emerges...

    With any idiot-proof system, there always emerges the existence of a better idiot.
  25. There's been a couple of articles with statements...

    There's been a couple of articles with statements that muddy the waters and create more confusion (perhaps just what HMRC wants):

    HMRC softens tax rule changes for freelancers following...
  26. I had a reply from my MP which included a letter...

    I had a reply from my MP which included a letter from Jesse Norman to 'address my concerns'.

    According to the Treasury:


    There is widespread non-conformance to the rules.
    Everyone should...
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    My agency will pay net to Ltd. if I wish. Can't...

    My agency will pay net to Ltd. if I wish. Can't see the point, but they'll do it if I want.
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    £17.50 a week when I contacted them last month....

    £17.50 a week when I contacted them last month. They will also salary sacrifice into your own existing pension scheme for £5/week.
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    Yep. My SIPP is with Aegon so Brookson said they...

    Yep. My SIPP is with Aegon so Brookson said they could pay into that. They did, however, go quiet on me, leaving questions unanswered so I chose to leave them to it.

    Have updated my post to add...
  30. They are on the FCSA website, which is a good...

    They are on the FCSA website, which is a good start. When I did an initial enquiry sweep of the UK umbrella market based on the list on the FCSA website Mortimer Childe were one of the very few that...
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    Four weeks. I still have enough time to get out...

    Four weeks. I still have enough time to get out before the manure hits the air conditioning.

    In fact the contract itself ends March 31st but an extension will be offered. Or rather, the existing...
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    Currently battling with my agency about this....

    Currently battling with my agency about this. Face to face, they suggested they would pull out all the stops to make sure everyone was paid for all work completed pre-April 6th (two week billing...
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    So they'll need to issue an official SDS after...

    So they'll need to issue an official SDS after April 6th and then I dispute it (again) and then wait 45 days (again) and if they don't respond the responsibility is back on them...

    In the...
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    IR35 Disputes and the 45 day rule.

    Long story short, client blanket assessed all contractors inside IR35. I put my dispute in writing stating contractual terms and working practices that put me outside, also quoted case law to back up...
  35. Tell that to my client. They blanket assessed...

    Tell that to my client. They blanket assessed everyone as inside. The agencies will still pay net to Ltd Co if you wish, so PSCs are still allowed.
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    You're welcome. Worth contacting them all to...

    You're welcome. Worth contacting them all to discuss your requirements. The only one I struggled with was Unified, who initially claimed that no FCSA umbrella would be able to do what I was asking....
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    Definitely, which is why they went to my...

    Definitely, which is why they went to my shortlist. But you obviously know better so the umbrella representatives that confirmed that were wrong. :eyes
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    If you can post the results of your findings from...

    If you can post the results of your findings from enquiries with umbrella companies from the last couple of weeks then please do.

    Otherwise, the list I posted was of the ones that responded...
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    I've just been going through the same thing. From...

    I've just been going through the same thing. From the FCSA website, the following companies will allow salary sacrifice into your own existing pension fund:

    Sapphire
    Champion
    Unified
    Numbermill...
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