An unexpected ruling at the Upper Tribunal has seen HMRC come out on top in the case of presenter Paul Hawksbee. The Judge, Mr Justice Zacaroli, overturned the verdict of the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT), which found in Hawksbees favour back in June 2019.…READ MORE
Set against the backdrop of Brexit uncertainty, last week Chancellor Phillip Hammond outlined his vision for the future of spending in the Spring Statement. Hammond alluded to the fact that there could be another statement before the end of the summer, no doubt dependent on the progress of a Brexit deal.…READ MORE
Research carried out by independent bodies suggests that one in five current UK contractors think they will be forced to leave contracting for a permanent role post-April 2020. This is when IR35 reforms are set to be rolled out to the private sector.…READ MORE
A number of industry bodies are calling on HMRC to account for their recent actions towards contractors. Since reforms to the off-payroll rules were introduced last April, the contracting sector has come in for some heavy-handed treatment from HMRC in a so-called ‘compliancy’ campaign that many have likened to “witch-hunting.”…READ MORE
Contractors who work in the public sector have only a few days left to have their say on how HMRC decides if they are covered by IR35.
In the Budget in April, the former Chancellor George Osborne announced a major piece of contracting news: that public sector bodies will be responsible for establishing whether any freelance contractors should be treated – and taxed – as employees, or if they are actually self-employed.…READ MORE