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How Off-Payroll toxifies relationships between business, agencies and the self-employed

Due to an imbalance of power and rife non-compliance, the Off-Payroll rules threaten a breakdown of relationships throughout the supply chain.

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HMRC caught red-handed “abusing powers” as part of Off-Payroll (IR35)

HMRC has been accused of abusing its powers after issuing misleading and threatening letters to contractors in an effort to enforce the Off-Payroll rules.

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“Treasury propaganda” fails as Government backs down over Loan Charge amendment

Underhanded efforts to prevent a review of the 2019 Loan Charge have failed after Government announced amendment NC26 won’t be opposed.

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The IR35 (Off-Payroll) landscape for 2019/2020

2019 will be a critical year for IR35 and flexible working in the UK. Contractors need to act now to prevent catastrophic change and preserve their futures.

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The IR35 MP hit list - The 100 politicians most likely to lose their seats

We list the top 100 MPs who risk losing their seats in Parliament if they fail to lend backing to the self-employed over Off-Payroll and IR35.


£15k tribunal award to contractor signals trouble for IR35 extension

An employment tribunal ruling, in which an individual received £15,000 from his would-be employer, bears significance ahead of HMRC’s proposed IR35 extension.


Lords call for HMRC Powers Review as Loan Charge is slammed

A Lords report has slammed the taxman’s efforts tackling tax avoidance and evasion, recommending an independent body is formed to prevent HMRC abuse.

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Many caught in tax avoidance scheme await final settlement

Around 60% of people affected yet to receive calculations from HMRC

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - Tax Issues

Tax avoidance crackdown to be reviewed amid fears it could bankrupt contractors

In dramatic scenes in the House of Commons last night, Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill which would require the Treasury to review the policy before March 30.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - Tax Issues

Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers' - BBC News

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - Other

WTT Statement on HMRC Powers - Treating Taxpayers Fairly

This, the fourth report of the session, is particularly damning of Government policy and HMRC’s delivery of it, in dealing with the treatment of taxpayers accused of tax avoidance.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - Other

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