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A new campaign has been launched to permanently scrap the plans for the new off-payroll tax rules and to launch a review of the IR35 legislation. Industry members have launched the Stop The Off-Payroll Tax campaign that will aim to prevent the new rules for the private sector going ahead next year. Instead, it will ask for a review of the current… read more →
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has described the proposed extension of the public sector IR35 rules to the private sector as a stealth tax which could have significant economic implications. The Chairman of ARC, Adrian Marlowe, said that while the consultation on the new rules clearly states that IR35 is not a new tax, the way it is being… read more →
Loose Women star, Kaye Adams, is the second star to have beaten HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in a dispute over the IR35 rules following the case of Lorraine Kelly. The HMRC investigation into Adams’ limited company, Atholl House Productions, focused on her work at the BBC. At a hearing in London in March, the Tribunal set about the task… read more →
New data has revealed that the number of tax disputes launched through the courts against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has risen by around 43 per cent in the last two year. According to official figures, the number of cases dealt with by the First Tier Tribunal in 2015/16 was 5,161. However, in 2017/18 this figure rose to 7,377 and… read more →
A new survey has found that many contractors are shunning pension savings as the country sees a 12 per cent rise in traders who are failing to save for retirement. Of the 1,000 self-employed people interviewed, around two-thirds of the respondents admitted that they avoided paying into a personal pension scheme. If this number is extrapolated nationally, it could mean… read more →
Officials from India’s army have posted images online of what they purport to be the footprints of the famous, mythical Yeti. Sometimes referred to as the abominable snowman, the cryptid creature is part of Nepalese folklore and is said to live high in the snow-covered Himalayas. Posting the images to Twitter, the Indian army said the footprints, which measured around… read more →