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HMRC Announce Plans to Make Changes to CEST Tool

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have at last accepted the flaws with its highly criticised Check Employment Status Tax (CEST) tool. This has been announced in the latest IR35 Forum minutes released the previous week. CEST has received a lot of criticism from...

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Experts Warn IR35 Will Increase Business Costs

Criticisms continue to pour regarding the Government's decision to go ahead with the private sector IR35 extension. The new rules require all medium and large size private sector UK businesses to assess the employment status of contracting professionals. According to...

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HMRC Reveals $1BN Claim Against General Electric

Britain's authorities have declared war on one of America's biggest corporations in an attempt to seize $1billion they allege should have been paid in tax. General Electric, which operates in 180 countries and employs 295,000 staff, is being sued for the equivalent of...

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UK Budget 2018: What You Need to Know

Apart from the announcement of the private sector IR35 reform rollout in April 2020, the Budget 2018 has been generally favourable towards the contracting community. Experts believe that there was more positive news for the self-employed than negative ones in the...

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MP’s Attacked BBC Over Their Pay Structure

MPs say women have earned "far less" despite doing the same job as men, and some staff have suffered "life-changing consequences". The BBC has been criticised by MPs for paying female staff less and employing people on contracts that ended up having "life-changing...

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HMRC Wins 79 Million Pounds Tax Avoidance Case

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently won a major tax avoidance case against two US companies: Cargill and Goldman Sachs. The UK Court of Appeal have ordered the companies to pay back £74 million to the tax agency for taking part in a tax avoidance scheme....

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Qdos Issue IR35 Advice Ahead of the Budget 2018

IR35 specialist Qdos Contractor have issued extensive practical advice for self-employed individuals, employment agencies, engagers, and end users about a week before the expected Budget 2018. The advisory firm has stated that private sector businesses and contractors...

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