Category: IR35 News and Advice

In recent years IR35 has become a synonym for contracting in the UK.

Whether you are just starting out contracting or have been contracting for some time, it is crucial to have a firm understanding of the finer details of IR35 and it’s legislation. Follow our coverage to stay on top of the latest developments.

Off-payroll changes to IR35 to the private sector

Budget 2018: The headlines

The Budget 2018 was released yesterday, and it seems it was a hugely anticipated budget for many reasons – Brexit and IR35 to name a few.  Here are some of the main changes discussed in […]

Eamonns Holmes and his IR35 tax issues

Eamonn Holmes facing up to £2m in tax relating to IR35

The next high-profile TV presenter that HMRC has its focus on over their IR35 status is Eamonn Holmes. His company, Red White and Green Ltd has been awaiting the Court’s ruling over whether he has […]

What is IR35?

What is IR35? Why is it important?

IR35 is hot topic at the moment, whether it be the recent high profile case of against the BBC and Ms Ackroyd or the expected rolling out of last year changes in the public sector […]

Why was Ms Christa Ackroyd deemed inside of IR35?

Over the past few weeks we have noticed a growing number of questions over why the recent First-Tier Tribunal case decided in favour of HMRC rather than Ms Christa Ackroyd, the former BBC television presenter. […]

What is IR35 – inside or outside?

IR35 legislation was introduced in April 2000 with the aim to reduce the number of contractors who were avoiding PAYE and national insurance via the use of an intermediary company. Basically, if you are a […]

IR35 Business Entity Tests to be scrapped

HMRC’s IR35 Business Entity Tests (BET), used to supposedly identify whether given contract engagements were at risk of being caught by IR35 or not, is to be withdrawn. The test was introduced in 2012 and […]

Contractor News and IR35 Tips

Not an awful lot has been heard since the much-vaunted House of Lords review, earlier this year, of the tax regime surrounding the self-employed and freelance community in the UK.  Meanwhile, the number of self-employed […]

How to reduce your IR35 risk

In the light of HMRC’s recent updated and ‘clarified’ advice on IR35, Abbey Tax, a leading authority on IR35 cases, has also provided some key tips for contractors. We summarise them in this article as […]