IR35 News

HMRC updates creative freelancers’ IR35 manual, with a win on substitution

Not having a sub clause is no longer a shoo-in for a tax inspector to deem you an employee, experts say.

Sep 15, 2020 | IR35 News

Creative industry boss warns of mass IR35-induced conflict from April

Confusion. Complexity. And confrontation -- on five fronts. It’s all imminent, says PACT.

Mar 10, 2020 | IR35 News

Freelancer confidence ‘fallen off a cliff’ over IR35 tax changes

The few with faith in their one-person empire seem not to have clients cancelling freelancer hiring.

Feb 18, 2020 | IR35 News

Freelancers’ advisers throw parties’ IR35 review pledges into doubt

The jostling for the freelance sector’s vote this Thursday has become unedifying.

Dec 9, 2019 | IR35 News

Media freelancers ‘cannot rely on Hawksbee IR35 case win’

For being too close to the margin, a Talksport host’s status victory looks good for him, and probably him alone.

Aug 15, 2019 | IR35 News

Media freelancers still waiting on BBC newsreaders’ IR35 appeal

‘Being on our screens as usual, with their IR35 appeal all done, doesn’t mean they won.'

Jul 22, 2019 | IR35 News

Freelance sole traders ‘wrongly preparing for IR35 reform from April’

Officials and ‘experts’ help confuse the self-employed about incoming status rules.

Jun 7, 2019 | IR35 News

Celebrity media freelancers beat IR35 by being in business on their own account

TV's Lorraine Kelly and Kay Adams beat the taxman using a factor CEST omits.

May 3, 2019 | IR35 News

Media freelancers to get new IR35 guidance from HMRC

MPs quote the BBC as saying IR35 material for all self-employed media people is incoming.

Jan 28, 2019 | IR35 News

Delay or not on IR35 reform, the damage will be done

Forget giveth and taketh away, with 'Ltd' freelancers, this chancellor is all taketh.

Nov 6, 2018 | IR35 News

IR35 reform is Budget 2018's biggest revenue-raiser

Hammond’s IR35 haul to net more in a single year than any other measure in the entire Budget.

Nov 4, 2018 | IR35 News

Brexit could shelve IR35 reform at Budget 2018

UK-EU uncertainty may kick the IR35 reform can down the road to Spring Statement 2019.

Oct 10, 2018 | IR35 News

BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd lodges IR35 appeal

Despite 'many' and 'strong' pointers to the BBC employing her, one PSC isn't giving up.

Sep 12, 2018 | IR35 News

HMRC gets short shrift in IR35 reform consultation

The defiant dozen: HMRC’s proposal is being severely resisted by 12 IR35 consultation respondents.

Aug 14, 2018 | IR35 News

'Self-employed face inflationary pressure if IR35 changes'

Already above its two per cent target, inflation will hit harder should IR35 be reformed -- IPSE.

Jul 18, 2018 | IR35 News

BBC host in IR35 battle ‘forced to use a limited company’

A £900k IR35 case hears that news presenters had little choice but to be 'Ltd.'

May 10, 2018 | IR35 News

When a few IR35 updates come along at once

Two new frameworks + four official moves = IR35 (and the Forum) going nowhere.

Apr 6, 2015 | IR35 News

Adviser bets against Osborne tackling IR35

'IR35 unlikely to rear its head in the Budget due to HMRC update just four days before it.'

Mar 17, 2015 | IR35 News

Freelancers must wait a little longer for the IR35 Review

The future of IR35 is unlikely to be signed off next month, as HMRC had hoped.

Oct 19, 2014 | IR35 News

HMRC manages expectations ahead of IR35 Review

IR35 Forum told that what gets recommended doesn't necessarily get implemented.

Oct 14, 2014 | IR35 News

New approach to IR35 nets taxman £1.1m

Freelance companies can now have their say on the seemingly fruitful reforms to IR35.

Dec 11, 2013 | IR35 News

Osborne 'can't afford to ignore IR35'

Tax expert says hype about employment status makes IR35 unavoidable for Osborne.

Dec 2, 2012 | IR35 News

MPs reignite PSC tax-saving row with BBC probe

HMRC vows to crank up IR35 activity in light of 25,000 off-payroll contracts at the Beeb.

Oct 9, 2012 | IR35 News

What July's IR35 Forum means for freelancers

Different headings add up to the same thing – HMRC investigating your IR35 status.

Aug 29, 2012 | IR35 News

Revenue's IR35 case yield up by 100%

HMRC honed its IR35 clampdown, putting in a lot less but collecting much more.

Oct 28, 2011 | IR35 News

Why IR35 was kept on the statute book

Deterrent is the other reason a cash-hungry government didn’t, and won’t, scrap IR35.

Sep 29, 2011 | IR35 News

Freelancers' Questions: Is 'going it alone' about to get easier?

Expert says it may no longer only be a choice between sole trader and limited company.

Feb 14, 2011 | IR35 News

Freelancers' Questions: Is a 'trial period' inside IR35?

Second IR35 opinion for a freelancer told he’ll be caught by a single clause.

Jan 25, 2011 | IR35 News

IR35 - Why it should stay<br>

Part 2 of 2: The case for keeping IR35, by freelance advisory Qdos Consulting.

Jun 21, 2010 | IR35 News

Pre-Budget Report: what freelancers can expect

For what it omits, Brown’s PBR may be less painful than freelancers anticipate.

Nov 6, 2006 | IR35 News