Private Sector IR35 Reform News

The off-payroll probing peers make a beeline for ‘solutions,’ with CEST and SDP out in front.

The call for evidence on umbrella companies is welcome, but it’s not before time.

Sounding stuck on the phrase ‘too early,’ the taxman is told he’s not telling peers a full or realistic IR35 reform story.

Some of the obstacles of the last 12 months may start to clear, yet IR35 isn’t going anywhere.

Unexpectedly, HMT gives ContractorUK readers a chance to help shape the future of brolly regulation.

Sir Matthew Taylor’s successor is finally appointed, and it’s ‘someone with a real idea of what goes on.’

Knowing a fettered right won’t deliver is among the takeaways of a new courier case for PSCs trying to avoid IR35.

No contract reviewer ‘worth their salt’ in the corner of Sky Sports’ Dave Clark saw him defenceless to HMRC -- experts.

‘Naïve arguments’ on the presenter’s behalf credited with a ‘big part of the nightmare’ for the Little Bit of Paradise director.

A laudable intention that’s gone totally awry, so HMRC, ministers, even peers, must remedy off-payroll’s many harms.

Chancellor’s moves on high-skilled migration disappoint for coming across as exclusionary and disjointed.

IR35, umbrellas, and just about everything else the chancellor did or didn’t announce that impacts ContractorUK readers.

Silence on off-payroll and umbrellas speaks volumes -- that the ‘anti-contractor arc’ is now ‘business as usual’ for HMG.

Two separate inquiries into the Intermediaries legislation emerge on the cusp of Autumn Budget 2021.

Adaptability is a quality many have but for some contractors, a master-servant relationship may be a bend too far.

Contractor accountant Patrick Gribben doesn’t expect a bold chancellor, especially with two big tax hikes already incoming.

Four-part Revenue factsheet could be a substitute, or starting pistol, for umbrella company regulation measures next Wednesday.

As the case of The Trainline two shows, HMRC remains interested in PSCs -- just forget your accountant’s old adage.

The residual risk of IR35 just got real (for a bit) for two PSCs, confirming retrospective challenges are still a threat.

The taxman will spread his wings beyond Oil, Gas and Finance, despite the ‘soft landing.’

Neither inside nor outside means it’s time to consult a non-tool, to head off ‘horribly costly’ outcomes.

Why we should all recognise Check Employment Status for Tax as only one of many means to an end.

The silver lining of the still dark cloud over UK contracting is that umbrella regulation-resisters will finally have to fold.

Even if the footy refs are winning on aggregate, the last fixture went the taxman’s way -- not that he can next play the same on MoO.

Not many advisers are in agreement about what the football referees’ status replay means for contractors.

Returning to a path well-trodden, the taxman is policing PSCs’ payrolls, potentially as a 'way-in’ to probing IR35.

Mid-sized clients exposed as treating off-payroll rules as a covid add-on, with most not tracking or tracing contractors for IR35.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak accused of not understanding the tiny enterprises which the economy needs.

Umbrella contractors are the worst off, but the PM’s new 1.25% levy is set to sting almost all in UK contracting.

An off-payroll reviewer says engagers are climbing mountains to reach outside IR35 determinations.