IR35 / IR591

Stutchbury IR35 case - Practical Advice for Freelancers

Andrew Leaitherland offers practical advice on what the Stutchbury ruling means for contractors on a day-to-day basis.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Synaptek IR35 judgement - legal analysis

An expert view on the judgement handed down last Friday at the High Court in the case of Synaptek versus the Inland Revenue, aka the Stutchbury case.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Lime-IT IR35 Victory - Full analysis of the decision

The Lime-IT victory is the third and latest decision by the Special Commissioners on IR35. Full analysis of the judgement by John Antell.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Does working at the client's site affect IR35?

It is fair to say that the majority of contractors work on the client's site and usually for fixed hours. The Revenue always contend that these are factors of control and therefore points toward being inside IR35.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Do composite companies help beat IR35?

Since IR35 was announced various inventive means and schemes have been put forward to circumvent the new legislation. But do they really work?

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Does the right of substitution defeat IR35?

There has been a lot of debate recently over substitution clauses in agency contracts, and whether they do indeed defeat IR35. In this article I will sum up the Revenue�s thinking toward the subject, quoting directly from their employment status manuals.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Why do agencies insist on control clauses in contracts?

In the past many contractors signed contracts with agencies without being too concerned whether or not the detailed clauses reflected the way in which they provided their services to the end client.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

IR35: The Obligation of Personal Service: what it is and why it matters

Since the IR35 legislation was enacted in 2000, the finer details of employment law have become a subject of keen interest to many contractors. This article is about one particular essential feature of employment contracts known the Obligation of Personal Service.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

IR35: Substitution, Control and Mutuality of Obligation

When deciding whether a contract amounts to employment (a contract of service) or self-employment (a contract for services) there are three essential questions to consider...

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Project-based work and operating outside IR35

When attempting to draft a contract that falls outside the scope of IR35 it is very important to look at the nature of the work and to structure the work in the form of a project...

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Factors Determining Employment Status

This collection of articles will help you understand the factors as to whether IR35 may apply to you or not depending on a number of issues. Each area of employment is covered to help you minimise your taxes.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Previous status ruling

An area often overlooked is that the Inland Revenue may have already made a Status ruling at a previous visit.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Contract

As most people are now aware a Contract can be written, oral or implied. The Contract is rightly considered to be very important as it sets out the rights and obligations agreed between the Contractor and the Client.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Proper checks

There are many checks to be made to arrive at the correct status of an individual. It is not sufficient to "pick one topic" like substitution or control and base all your arguments on this one point.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Mutuality of Obligation

Mutuality of Obligation is now a common phrase when dealing with Status disputes.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Control

This is one of the main pointers used in disputes regarding employment and self-employment.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Substitution and Exclusivity

This is probably the main point now discussed amongst Contractors, as many incorrectly believe it is the only point needed in a Contract to prove self-employment.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Financial Risk and Payment

Financial risk and payment are one of the main differences between employment and self-employment.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Equipment

This is considered in many cases and can sometimes surprise you with the results.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Part and Parcel of the Organisation

Part and Parcel of the Organisation considers whether the Contractor has now become integrated into the Client Company.

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Intention of the Parties

It is often stated that the intentions of the parties is important and there are a couple of questions on the Inland Revenue questionnaire relating to this point

Dec 15, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

IR35 Links

Please find our collection of useful IR35 links here...

Oct 7, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

Further Reading

Some more articles to help your understanding of IR35.

Oct 7, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

IR35 Timeline - A history of the legislation

On 9th March 1999, the Inland Revenue issued a press release detailing how "changes are to be introduced to counter avoidance in the area of personal service provision". A brief history of the legislation.

Oct 7, 2003 | IR35 / IR591

                             

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