Category Archives: Legislation

Liberty Bishop Blog - The first battle has been won…but the war is not yet over!

The first battle has been won…but the war is not yet over!

  Contractors, recruiters, and everyone else associated with the so-called “gig economy” appeared to breath a collective sigh of relief yesterday when it was announced at budget that reform of IR35 in the private sector would not be introduced in April 2019 as originally expected, but would instead be delayed by a year and introduced [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on October 30th, 2018
Liberty Bishop Blog - Working Overseas - How an Umbrella Company makes it Easy

Working Overseas – How an Umbrella Company makes it Easy

There is little more exciting in the contracting life than to be offered the opportunity to work abroad. The thrill of experiencing another culture, from inside work and out, the chance to explore a new land in your downtime, and the benefit of more clement weather (depending on where you work) provides experiences beyond a [...]

Posted by Samantha Reardon on March 7th, 2018

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