Over the past few weeks, each of the major parties has been linked to a potential promise to do something about IR35 – either as a manifesto pledge, as a result of a since-deleted tweet, or now – via a radio interview.
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According to a recent poll of our visitors, just 11% of Conservative-voting contractors plan to back Boris Johnson on 12th December, with a massive 65% planning to switch to the Liberal Democrats as a result of the Tories’ stance on IR35 and the Loan Charge.
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.
Today, ten contracting organisations signed a joint letter to the two Conservative leadership candidates, asking them to urgently reconsider two damaging pieces of legislation – IR35 (off-payroll) and the Loan Charge.
With the planned extension of the IR35 off-payroll rules to the private sector due to go ahead in April 2020, a campaign to stop the damaging reforms from going ahead has been launched this week.
Dozens of MPs have backed a cross-party amendment tabled by Sir Ed Davey, which has forced the Treasury to review its position on the controversial Loan Charge rules.
The 2019 Loan Charge has been condemned by a House of Lords committee, which claims that ‘disturbing evidence’ shows that HMRC has misused its powers in collecting the retrospective tax.
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
Despite a catalogue of recent errors, HMRC has now launched an IR35 investigation into the affairs of ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes. Who will they target next?
A contractors’ group has launched a legal challenge against HMRC – on the basis that the forthcoming 2019 Loan Charge breaches the human rights of those targeted by the legislation.