Today’s Budget confirmed that the April IR35 reforms will go ahead as planned. A series of smaller, positive announcements won’t make up for the seismic off-payroll changes, which are causing chaos at a time of unprecedented uncertainty.
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From April 2020, all recruitment agencies must furnish applicants with a ‘Key Information Document’ (KID) prior to signing up. Here we look at what this new requirement involves, and what contractors should look out for.
The next Budget will be delivered on Monday 29th October. The main focus of the contracting community, of course, will be on whether or not the ‘off payroll’ IR35 rules will be extended to the private sector
Contractors who have used disguised remuneration schemes in the past may be subject to the 2019 Loan Charge – retrospective taxation on a scale not seen before. We look at what this means for those involved.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers in a case which may have significant implications for the way workers are categorised for the purposes of tax and employment rights in the future. We ask how this ruling may affect contractors and IR35.
The current consultation into extending the so-called ‘off-payroll’ (IR35) rules to the private sector is just the latest in a series of targeted tax strikes against professional contractors which goes back almost two decades.
Following news that a consultation will take place on extending the off-payroll IR35 rules to the private sector, Paul Gough asks whether this is just putting off the inevitable, or is the Chancellor going to take a proper look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the public sector IR35 situation?
GDPR, or the European General Data Protection Regulation, comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It’s a new regulation that every business in the country needs to be aware of, but what exactly is GDPR and how is it likely to affect clients and contractors?
The Government implemented new ‘off-payroll’ measures to enforce IR35 within the public sector from April 2017 onwards. Rather than being a revenue-generating success for HMRC, the implementation of the new rules has been a disaster. Together with expert opinion, we look at what damage has been done as a result of the reforms.
With the tax differential between limited company owners and traditional workers substantially reduced due to successive dividend tax hikes, why don’t policymakers take into account the extra costs contractors have to bear compared to employees?