Category Archives: Legislation


The Liberty Bishop HMRC Self Assessment Tax Roundup 2017

We’re at the end of 2017 already. Christmas is less than a week away. New Year, a week after, and most importantly, the HMRC self assessment tax submission deadline is looming fast. But this tax filing season brings with it a raft of changes that you will have to consider before hitting the “File Tax [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on December 19th, 2017
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Autumn Budget 2017

The first Autumn budget for twenty-one years was not the happy occasion most had wished for. The Liberty Bishop team have gone through the Chancellor’s statement with a fine tooth-comb and picked out the highlights just for you! Here are our takeaways from a bit of a gloomy budget: Personal allowances rose (great news), but [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on November 24th, 2017
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NEW LAW – Recruiters to Prevent Tax Evasion

On 30th September 2017 a new criminal offence comes into force via the Criminal Finance Act. The new criminal offence is one of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. For a business to be liable under the new offence, there must have been two criminal offences under the existing law: A criminal tax [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on August 8th, 2017
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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

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
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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