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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

Employment Intermediaries T&S Tax Relief

  HMRC’s long-awaited consultation document (below link) on employment intermediaries and tax relief for travel and subsistence claims has finally been released. As expected, the document re-affirms the sentiment echoed at March Budget 2015 by stating that: The government’s intention is that where a worker is employed through an employment intermediary, then they will not [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on July 10th, 2015
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FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards 2015

  On Thursday 25th June we attended the esteemed FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards gala evening held at the newly opened Center Parcs at Woburn Forest, “The Venue” which is their aptly named and very impressive conference center. The usual protocol of champagne arrival with all attendees looking splendid in their best black tie and evening [...]

Posted by Wesley Scott on June 29th, 2015