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Contractors Getting Employment Rights

published on Monday, February 4th, 2019

Private Sector companies are increasingly having to treat contractors more inline with permanent employees. There are an increasing number of cases going against the companies. At the end of 2016, Uber lost a legal bid to show that their drivers were independent contractors and this was recently confirmed on appeal. Two drivers demonstrated that they […]

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Filed under: IR35 News, Private Sector

Companies Engaging Contractors Urged to Prepare for Incoming Tax Reform

published on Friday, November 9th, 2018

Private sector companies are being encouraged to proactively prepare for the IR35 changes scheduled for April 2020. The Private Sector has an opportunity to learn from the mistakes made by Public Sector organisations when the changes were rolled out in April 2017. IR35 Compliance have a range of services that will assist companies with this […]

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Filed under: IR35 News, Private Sector

Private Sector Off-Payroll Expected to Net £3bn

published on Friday, November 2nd, 2018

HMRC expects to net £3bn from the roll out of the IR35 changes to the Private Sector between April 2020 and March 2025. Interestingly, this article suggests that the contractors will pick-up the bill. This is contrary to our experience in the Public Sector where Public bodies reported that it became much harder to recruit […]

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Filed under: IR35 News, Private Sector

IR35 Extension to Private Sector to Increase Contractor Rates

published on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

HMRC believe that 90% on contractors incorrectly specify themselves as Outside IR35, arguing the balance should be Inside IR35. There has been a 250% increase in the number of contractors caught by the change in legislation that have increased their rates. Nearly half of the Freelancers in a recent study have left the Public Sector […]

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Filed under: IR35 News, Private Sector

Contractors Consider Leaving UK Due to IR35, Despite Brexit

published on Friday, January 25th, 2019

A number of contractors are considering a novel way to escape the changes to IR35 regulations; moving out of the UK. Despite only 11% of the contractors asked in a recent survey thinking that Brexit would be positive for UK businesses, 57% of those considering leaving the UK would do so when the reforms hit […]

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Filed under: IR35 News, Private Sector