Industry reactions IR35 legislation

Industry reactions to IR35 legislation and its complexities

Many in the contractor industry appear to be disappointed in HMRC’s response to the complications surrounding IR35 legislation. Industry feedback so far has brought to light various issues impacting contractors from the efficiency of HMRC’s customer service to their response and management of IR35 legislation. As a whole, many feel as though there is still…

tax avoidance

Tax avoidance & the importance of compliant umbrella companies

Tax avoidance was once again at the forefront of the government’s agenda in the Autumn Budget. A topic that has been meticulously discussed, Philip Hammond announced during his speech on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 that “the Government is committed to tackling tax evasion, avoidance and aggressive tax planning.” We’ve already seen an increased focus from…

risky contractor loan schemes

Cracking down on risky contractor loan schemes

It has been a turbulent year for contractors, especially those who work within the public sector and have been hit by the introduction of the “off-payroll” reforms in April. Now a storm of risky umbrella firms are luring temporary workers with promises of higher take-home retentions in a bid to sidestep the tax crackdown that’s…

Criminal Finances Act 2017

New rules regarding tax evasion: Criminal Finances Act 2017

On April 27th, the Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent becoming the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and represents a significant development in the UK’s anti-money laundering regime in over a decade as well as the largest expansion of corporate criminal liability since the Bribery Act 2010. From 30th September 2017, companies will be criminally liable…

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Public Sector Contractors: What are your options in 2017?

It’s one of the biggest topics of conversation within the industry, creating a massive stir for contractors and steadfast decisions from end clients. The off-payroll working in the public sector reform is about to cause more waves this year and we will look at the effect this will have on all those involved. We are…

Public sector left frustrated by the proposed government changes to IR35

Public sector left frustrated by the proposed government changes to IR35

According to the recent survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), public sector employers do not approve the changes to the monitoring and reporting of skilled contractors’ tax status that the government is currently proposing. The survey, based on feedback from 95 public sector HR managers, highlighted that 69.5% expressed fears that the suggested…