Category Archives: Contractors


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
Liberty Bishop Seminar 2016

Travel & Subsistence Seminar 15th Jan Review

  We held a successful seminar on Friday 15th January 2016, at One Churchill Place (Barclays Global HQ) with a guest speaker from HMRC in attendance. Covering the latest scornful legislation to affect the contracting sector: “Employment Intermediaries and Tax Relief for Travel and Subsistence”. There was an array of personnel from the recruitment industry [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on January 18th, 2016
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Travel & Subsistence Gov’t update – April 2016

As we found out at Osborne’s Autumn Statement on 25th November, the government are pushing forward with their proposals to restrict tax relief on travel and subsistence for workers engaged through an employment intermediary; the definition of which encompasses umbrella companies, recruitment agencies and personal service companies (PSC). Whilst this announcement was little more than [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on December 10th, 2015
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Our response to HMRC’s consultation document: “Employment Intermediaries and Tax Relief for Travel and Subsistence”

The following was submitted to HMRC on 30th September 2015 Summary Comments Liberty Bishop Contractor Services Limited is opposed to HMRC’s proposals contained within the consultation document. We do not believe that the proposal to reduce the question of eligibility for T&S tax relief to the singular test of “supervision, direction, and control” (SDC) will [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on September 30th, 2015
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Hannah Burke Wins 1st Ladies European Tour title

  Liberty Bishop sponsor local Ladies European Tour player Hannah Burke, we are extremely proud she claimed her maiden European Tour title by winning the Tipsport Golf Masters 9th August 2015. Burke shot an amazing “blemish free” final-round of 64 to finish two strokes clear of Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen. “I’m absolutely lost for words,” [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on August 11th, 2015

Contractors have your say … AUCAE to help voice your concerns

Liberty Bishop is a member “All Umbrella Companies are Equal” (AUCAE) a trade group that aims to be the true voice of umbrella companies and setting compliance standards across the industry.   AUCAE members met with HMRC on 20th July to discuss the recently released “Employment Intermediaries and Tax Relief for Travel and Subsistence (T&S)” [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 30th, 2015