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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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Boris gives green light to loan charge

Boris gives green light to loan charge review

Boris Johnson has announced a review into the loan charge after being challenged on Prime Minister’s Question Time. Conservative MP for Aberdeen South, Ross Thomson, asked the conservative leader what action the government was taking to address the controversial issue, which has caused thousands of contractors serious distress. The PM came under pressure from campaigners

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National retraining scheme launches in Liverpool

National Retraining Scheme Launches in Liverpool

While technologies like AI and automation are transforming the way we live and bringing huge benefits to our economy, automation also means that some roles will become a thing of the past. Repetitive manual work and administration are at the greatest risk from computerisation, while skilled jobs and those that require human qualities such as

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HMRC introduce status determination statements

HMRC introduce Status Determination Statements

Status Determination Statements (SDS) have been introduced by HMRC as part of the IR35 process that end clients will adopt from April 2020. The draft off-payroll legislation specified that an SDS must be carried out for each separate engagement and must also contain the client’s rationale for making their decision on the contractor’s employment status.

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How IR35 will effect your payroll solution

How IR35 will affect your payroll solution

A key decision you will need to take when you decide to contract is how you’ll be paid. There are two options: being employed via an umbrella company or forming your own limited company. However, a piece of legislation that has been in force since 2000 is due for an overhaul and will have a

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Off-payroll draft legislation reveals few surprises

Off-payroll Draft Legislation reveals few surprises

HMRC published the draft off-payroll legislation last week as part of the Finance Bill 2019-2020. The legislation confirms that the off-payroll reforms will be extended to the private sector from April 2020. The draft legislation follows just weeks after the government consultation, however many of the issues raised by industry bodies have not been addressed

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IR35 victory for Talksport host

IR35 victory for TalkSport host

Radio presenter Paul Hawksbee has won his IR35 tribunal after challenging a deemed tax bill of £140,000. The case marks yet another defeat for HMRC in their recent pursuit of media presenters such as Lorraine Kelly and Loose Women’s Kaye Adams for retrospective tax bills. Hawksbee has been co-presenting the Hawksbee and Jacobs show for

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Businesses not ready for IR35 reforms

Businesses not ready for IR35 reforms

An independent study has looked into market opinion in the light of the last IR35 consultation, which closed last month. The research attempted to gauge business readiness for next April’s private sector reforms when private sector clients will become responsible for IR35 assessments. With the changes only a few months away, the research revealed deep

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Stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn

Stand out from the crowd on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a brilliant way for contractors to market themselves to potential recruiters. As one of the most important professional networking sites, over 90% of recruitment agencies use the platform to directly source top talent for their clients. This cuts out some of the legwork for contractors, increasing their chances of finding not only consistent

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