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IR35 News

From April 6th 2017, IR35 status for Public Sector Contracting will be determined by the client, not the contractor.

For more information on these upcoming changes visit Public Sector Contracting. You can also have a look at what the contractors and industry experts are saying about it in our Public Sector IR35 Forum.

If you are unsure of your IR35 status you can get an IR35 contract review. You can also cover your tax and IR35 risks with IR35 insurance.

There is further IR35 information below.

Despite the tweaks, HMRC’s tool is still seen as flawed -- as end-users are finding out to their cost.

Chancellor’s pledge for Tories to ‘see if the IR35 changes are right’ fails to win hearts and minds.

The telco’s PSC ban could affect many thousands – now, and later if retrospective HMRC fears are realised.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party goes one better than the Lib Dems, saying stopping IR35 is now official policy.

Question-heavy, IT sector-friendly, the new live CEST is already ‘confusing the hell’ out of some.

WTT endorses 11 actions to help engagers through 11th hour IR35 preparations.

It may be outside the public sector, and inside of Whitehall, but a review of off-payroll proposals is ‘freelance-friendly.’

Respected asset management firm testing its PSCs with HMRC’s discredited tool.

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.

The 'vital' contractor workforce speaks up about the off-payroll rules, and it’s hungry for more from agents and clients.

With just 20 weeks to go, two more financial firms consign PSCs to history. But three other clients are resisting.

‘No need to be concerned?’ Or the start of a ‘guilty until proven otherwise fishing expedition’?

The problem of a private sector too ‘unaware’ of ‘fundamental change’ is pinned on the taxman.

Having only ‘some autonomy’ proves ineffective on the status battlefield for another BBC presenter.

A scrapping of Budget 2019 doesn’t dictate the same fate, or a deferral, for IR35 changes.

Top advisers condemn an IR35 briefing note for barely scratching the surface of what’s to come.

Despite its IR35 vow, RBS is to stop taking on contractors who aren’t PAYE-only.

Crudely forming collectives is something HMRC will be wise to, if not now by next April -- Qdos.

All PSCs who want to keep their ‘jobs’ will be IR35-caught, with no rate rises to compensate.

Three weeks of face-to-face talks are underway, ahead of no more limited companies at the bank from March.

Locum who lost enlists 'vastly experienced' Michael Paulin, but needs your help to fund fighting HMRC.

The number of clients ‘ceasing and desisting’ PSCs doubles in a day from three to six. And ‘more will follow.’

Ex-inspector says the first shot against clients calling time on PSCs was fired when the Revenue wrote to the 1,500.

As April 2020 nears, recruiters are reluctant to advertise your engager as exempt (even if they are).

Judges just about go against Gosling, Willcox and Eades -- the BBC’s faces of forced limited company usage.

Not a campaign, and not a sign of things to come, implies the taxman, despite eyeing other pharmas.

View a copy of the letter received by GSK contractors from HMRC regarding their IR35 status. 

Almost 90% fear HMRC doesn’t ‘get it’; new guidance is ‘woeful’ and advisers say ‘confusion’ will reign.

Pay up by the 19th or argue why you’re not caught by IR35, the taxman tells the pharma’s PSCs.

Two big off-payroll tax provisions will force firms to play policeman, hot potato and pass the parcel.

No education package, and no CEST update, may be why ‘cracks are starting to show’.

New government disappoints by churning out the ‘same old stuff,’ despite 25,000 fresh objections.

‘Only very valued PSCs will get access to the (toothless, flawed) system; the rest won’t.'

Government off-payroll rules ‘review’ says 2012’s have been ‘superseded’ by 2017’s.

Mutuality and Substitution save Dr Mantides from an IR35 bill of £30k -- partially.

Not enshrining the tool hasn’t taken the heat out of how ‘useless’ version 2 is expected to be.

A help to PSCs? A trigger for more blanketing? Or just more complexity? Experts think it all.

No duty on engagers to notify exempt status means PSC won’t know if IR35 is in play or not.

Few curveballs but no delay, as the biggest shake-up to contracting is going ahead from next April.

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