New Government rules will require recruitment agencies to provide more information than ever to HMRC about the contractors on their books, including how much they’re paid. We asked an expert what this means in practice, and if there is a link between the new rules and IR35.
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HMRC has outlined its plans to outlaw the exploitation of travel and subsistence rules via the use of overarching contracts of employment, which have been used by a minority of umbrella firms to avoid millions in taxes, whilst also distorting the market and undercutting their ethical rivals.
HMRC has offered users of ‘contractor loan schemes’ a chance to settle their outstanding tax liabilities on ‘favourable’ terms. The average contractor is thought to have avoided £11,000 for each year they took part.