Ir35

Sky Sports pundit fined £210,000 over IR35 battle

Former footballer and Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann lost his IR35 case appeal against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has left him facing a tax bill of £210,000.

IR35 offset ignites confidence to hire contractors, says HR

Changes to off-payroll regulations (IR35) will come into effect on 6 April 2024, amending the legislation that required employers to take responsibility for the tax status of freelancers and...

IR35 legislation change will help HR hire much-needed talent

Thanks to a legislative fix to the UK’s off-payroll working rules (IR35), HR can take a less risk-averse approach, and return to using freelancers.

Spring Budget 2024: what HR wants

Ahead of the Spring Budget on 6 March, HR hopes that chancellor Jeremy Hunt will make changes to skills training, IR35, childcare and the regulation of umbrella companies.

IR35 backlash continues as Spring Budget nears

Half (49%) of contractors said IR35 is the main reason for poor business performance in 2023, according to flexible worker insurer Qdos.

12 months of 2023: May

In May, the government opened an IR35 consultation, research revealed AI was being widely used for admin tasks and the amendments to the controversial strike bill were voted down.

Umbrella company guidance is lip service, say experts

The government has come under fire after publishing guidance on umbrella companies deemed inadequate by payroll experts.

HMRC updates CEST IR35 tool

HMRC updated its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool for IR35 guidance on 2 October.

Tax avoidance loophole sparks concern for employers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has removed seven tax avoidance schemes, including umbrella companies, from its online list due to legislation that prevents schemes from being named for more than 12...

Government opens IR35 consultation

The government has published new tax policy proposals and a technical consultation on IR35 as part of Tax Administration and Maintenance Day (TAMD).

Gary Lineker wins appeal against £4.9 million IR35 bill

Gary Lineker has won his appeal against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) which claimed the pundit owed £4.9 million in tax.

Just Eat employees forced to take up gig economy model

Takeaway delivery company Just Eat has announced it will be reorganising jobs in the UK, cutting back the employment rights of its couriers.