Don’t Look Up! Dave Chaplin Explores The Impact Of The IR35 Meteorite

In our latest Guest Blog, Dave Chaplin, CEO of IR35 Shield discusses the impact of the Off-payroll IR35 reforms since their implementation in April 2021.   Their recent survey of 3,750 contractors revealed much of the fallout, and the main themes are: Newly “inside IR35” contractors abandoned projects in their droves Rates increased for in-demand contractors […]

Sky Sports Presenter Loses IR35 Case

Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark worked on a freelance basis, however the First Tier Tribunal has ruled that he was effectively an employee of Sky between 2012 and 2018, i.e. inside IR35, and now faces an estimated £281k tax bill. Every two years, Clark signed a new agreement with Sky to provide ad hoc broadcasting […]

IR35: HMRC’s Enhanced CEST Service

In case you missed it, HMRC have quietly starting offering a new IR35 service which aims to ensure their Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool is used accurately.  You can now ring HMRC for help with off-payroll queries, and a full run-through of the CEST tool.  This new service entails a HMRC officer running […]