Ir35

HMRC allowed to appeal IR35 case ruling

The Court of Appeal has ruled against HMRC in what could be a significant test case about whether freelancers are deemed to be inside or outside IR35.

Employees see "no benefit" to working for umbrella companies

Damning research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) finds 61% of umbrella company workers say they see no benefit to being employed under this arrangement.

HR must heed the warnings of IR35 tribunals

Mote Cricket Club is now listed alongside Uber and Pimlico Plumbers as an organisation hauled through the tribunals by individuals asserting that they were employees or workers, not contractors.

IR35: off-payroll one year on

As the anniversary of the 2021 IR35 private sector reforms – what has been the impact of the first year of off payroll working rules?

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Umbrella firms trigger storm warnings

Umbrella firms take the regulatory strain out of using contractors, but while they can offer gig workers better protection, many in the sector think they exacerbate transparency issues, finds Peter...

Employers warned not to shirk responsibility for contractors

A majority (88%) of off-payroll contractors have been told by firms that they must work through an umbrella company, despite questions about their credibility.

Key steps for HR as dust settles post off-payroll

We learned from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest annual accounts that Network Rail is hiring 79% of contractors on an outside IR35 basis.

Knowing your supply chain post IR35 reform

Given the current climate and a raft of media exposure around ethics, exploitation and non-compliance in the recruitment and contingent workforce industry, it has never been more important that...

IR35 regs highlight need to clarify employment status

HR has been warned that HMRC are likely to challenge the status of more consultants following changes to IR35 regulations.

A third of private sector firms unaware of IR35 changes

?A third (33%) of private sector organisations that regularly engage non-permanent contractors don't know anything about upcoming IR35 reforms, according to research from Hays

GSK contractors accused of working outside IR35

News of HMRC sending "aggressive” letters to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) contractors shows HR must be involved in tax issues, say experts