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  HMRC have published an amendment to Clause 14 of the Finance Bill 2016 to correct the error that they originally made whereby the umbrella company test of Supervision Direction and Control (SDC) was effectively replaced by an assessment of wider employment status issues.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
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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
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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
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