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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.

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.

Radio sports writer scores a narrow win over HMRC’s hattrick of status arguments.

Bank rejects insider’s claims, but agrees it won’t cease and desist limited company hires.

Despite new replies on IR35 not adding much, one contractor is taking a stand -- alongside 12,000 others.

Bank is the first big client to explore a ‘viable’ way to maintain PSC usage post-2020.

Round two of rules to implement 2020’s off-payroll tax will begin in two weeks.

The domino effect of HSBC’s IR35 plan is underway, as two more clients impose ‘cease and desist’ PSC policies.

Three status experts implore HMRC -- look at what you’ve done before you leap to do more.

Small is complicated, IR35 consultation respondents tell the taxman of his exemption.

‘Both you and us are far from ready for this,’ taxman hears from adviser, accountant and contractor groups.

Dodgy payslips (and damn good sellers) are helping keep the NHS’s rogues in rude health.

Pop-ups, signposts and plainer English among a number of tweaks to the tool.

New IR35 Forum minutes show HMRC knows about trying to insert parties (and clauses) to nullify 2020’s reform.

‘Creditable’ freelancer defeats HMRC’s £124k tax bill, without Substitution and with Mutuality.

HMRC's bid to hold an IR35 enquiry open indefinitely is thwarted using its own vows.

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