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Victory for TV Presenter at IR35 Tribunal

Victory for TV Presenter at IR35 Tribunal

Television presenter Helen Fospero has defeated HMRC at a tax tribunal in the latest media industry IR35 case. Fospero successfully disputed a tax bill of £80,000 concerning engagements between her limited company, Canal Street Productions Ltd, and ITV during 2012-13 and 2013-14. Fospero’s presenting work outside of ITV was crucial in establishing that she was

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IT Contractor Wins Case Against HMRC

A professional IT consultant has defeated HMRC in an IR35 tribunal case, which has again highlighted many of the concerns surrounding IR35. Richard Alcock successfully appealed a HMRC tax bill concerning engagements entered into by his limited company, RALC Consulting Ltd, between 2010 and 2015. Alcock worked on a series of assignments with former employer

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CEST Costs NHS Digital £4.3 Million

It has been reported that NHS Digital is facing a £4.3m tax bill for the period April 2017 – December 2018. The tax bill, which includes interest and penalties, was issued after HMRC investigated a large number of IR35 status assessments made using its own online assessment tool, CEST. NHS Digital’s Annual report details how

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BBC Presenter's IR35 Appeal Dismissed

BBC Presenter’s IR35 Appeal Dismissed

The Upper Tribunal have dismissed the appeal of former BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd. Ms Ackroyd was looking to overturn the previous decision of a First Tier Tribunal in February 2018, which ruled that she owed nearly £420,000 in outstanding tax. The former Look North presenter’s case concerned the tax years 2006/07 to 2012/13,

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IPSE Respond to HMRC Briefing on Off-Payroll Reforms

IPSE Respond to HMRC Briefing on Off-Payroll Reforms

The IPSE has responded to HMRC’s Briefing on reforms to the Off-Payroll Rules published on October 22nd. The Briefing document gives a brief summary of the off-payroll reforms, which will see the responsibility for IR35 assessments shift from the limited company contractor to the client engaging their services. HMRC reaffirm their belief that the reforms

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Lloyds shows limited company contractors the door

Lloyds shows limited company contractors the door

Lloyds Bank is the latest firm to announce that they won’t engage contractors who work through a personal service company. In a long-awaited decision, Lloyds announced that their contractors will now be considered off-payroll workers and cannot work through their own limited companies. Going forward, they’ll be given these three options: Leave the company at

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IR35: Paperwork that could save your skin

IR35: Paperwork that could save your skin

In the event of an IR35 investigation, HMRC will examine the evidence that the contractor is in business on their own account. This will broadly relate to how much supervision, direction and control (SDC) the contractor works under. Even if a contractor’s day-to-day working practices reflect their independent status, they’re often unable to offer any

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More reasons to go into contracting?

More reasons to go into contracting?

The UK’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) is backing the ‘Flex for All’ campaign to extend flexible working rights to everyone. The campaign comes in response to research that shows one in three people who request flexible working are turned down by their employer. Under the current UK, law staff have the right to request flexible

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BBC presenters lose IR35 tax tribunal

BBC presenters lose IR35 tax tribunal

In the latest IR35 tribunal concerning the entertainment industry, the High Court has upheld HMRC’s claim against three BBC news presenters, ordering them to pay back around £300,000 in accumulative bills. Presenters David Eaves, Tim Wilcox and Joanna Gosling were all deemed within the scope of IR35 during a series of contracts with the BBC.

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