Tag: IR35

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 […]

UK Budget Statement 2020

Budget 2015 & Employment Status Review

Next Wednesday, George Osborne will stand up and make the last budget speech of this parliament. The proximity of the budget to the general election makes it far harder to predict than is often the case, with […]

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used to supposedly identify whether given contract engagements were at risk of being caught by IR35 or not, is to be withdrawn.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 […]

IR35 and the impact of working practices

Although the written terms within a contract are very important in assessing any potential IR35 issues, there is another aspect which needs to be factored into the assessment and that is the working practices between […]