LATEST INFORMATION BASED ON THE “SUMMARY OF RESPONSES” AND “TECHNICAL NOTES” PUBLICATIONS (PUBLISHED 5TH DECEMBER 2016) General summary of changes due in April 2017 The off-payroll rules (often referred to as IR35 or the intermediaries legislation), are designed to ensure that individuals who work through their own company (PSC) pay employment taxes in a similar [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on December 7th, 2016

Off Payroll – Public Sector Seminar

To attend our free seminar on the forthcoming legislation: “Off-payroll working in the public sector: reform of the employment intermediaries (IR35)”  legislation. Specifically aimed at recruitment businesses that supply freelance workers to the public sector, our seminar offers an ideal opportunity for directors and department managers to get to grips with the new legislation and discover [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on November 10th, 2016
Little britain

Prepare for changes ahead of IR35

Following the round table discussion meeting with HMRC last week, frustratingly we get the feeling not a lot is going to be amended regarding the forthcoming “Off-payroll working in the public sector: reform of the employment intermediaries legislation (IR35)” HMRC confirmed they aim to release the draft legislation document for the Autumn Statement, which is [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 14th, 2016
EU Puzzle

UK Exit the Union

Today, Friday 24th June 2016, is a monumental day in the course of our countries journey towards the future. As a nation we have taken the first step along a new path. We did not all vote in favour of taking this new step and the UK is almost evenly split on the issue. Regardless [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 24th, 2016

HMRC Amend the T&S Error

  HMRC have published an amendment to Clause 14 of the Finance Bill 2016 to correct the error that they originally made whereby the umbrella company test of Supervision Direction and Control (SDC) was effectively replaced by an assessment of wider employment status issues. Crucially, this change is being applied retrospectively and backdated to 6th [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 16th, 2016
Pig legislation IR35

IR35 Review Version 3.0

So HMRC’s latest consultation proposal is hot off the press (published on 26th May) and is looking to change the way IR35 works as far as the “public sector” goes. Please bear in mind that this is only the consultation document, so it will more than likely have an abundance of changes during the consultation [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on May 31st, 2016
JJ55 Brands Hatch

Racing Starlet Report Round 1

Liberty Bishop headed off with JJ Racing Team to Brands Hatch at the weekend for Round 1 of Aprilia Superteen 2016 Championship. The good old British weather turned up as we had rain, sleet, hail and freezing cold winds – all of this did not make for ideal race track conditions! As they say: “The [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on March 8th, 2016

Hook, Line and … Tax Debt?

Change presents opportunity…and it’s fair to say that several of my competitors have introduced new types of payroll solutions in light of the up-coming legislation changes in an attempt to “cash in” on that opportunity. Since they’re my competitors, you’ll forgive me if my review of these new solutions isn’t overly positive…but I’ll do my [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on February 24th, 2016