Influential MP Committee Slams Off-Payroll Implementation

Government departments have been severely criticised by MPs for “widespread non-compliance” with off-payroll legislation resulting in £236m being owed to HMRC  for incorrect IR35 status determinations in 2020-21.  The Public Accounts Committee said: “Such widespread non-compliance is not acceptable, particularly as government bodies should be best placed to understand the rules and communicate with HMRC.” […]

041 The Impact of IR35 Reform On Contractors

We’re completing our trilogy focussing on IR35 reforms by chatting to a contractor about how the new legislation has affected him and his business.  The reforms came into effect in the private sector in April 2020, and for our interviewee the impact has been more significant than COVID.  Shockingly, he lost approximately £80k due to […]

040 IR35 Reforms and Risks – what if you’re “outside IR35”?

For second time in two weeks, we’re excited to welcome back self-confessed IR35 geek, Dave Chaplin!  We’re continuing our discussion about the impact of the off-payroll legislation, one year after implementation in the private sector.  It’s a serious subject with serious financial implications for self-employed contractors, so you really need to listen!  Join us to hear […]

039 One Year Since IR35 Reforms – What’s Changed?

On the anniversary of IR35 reforms, we’re excited to welcome back self-confessed IR35 geek, Dave Chaplin, to talk about the impact of the new legislation.  It’s a serious subject with serious financial implications for self-employed contractors, so you really need to listen!  We take a look at what has happened in the last year, including: A […]

HMRC (Finally) Loses Adrian Chiles IR35 Case

After seven long years, Adrian Chiles has finally won his IR35 case with Judge Cannan ruling in his favour at an appeal hearing.  HMRC had issued Adrian Chiles with a £1.7m tax bill in relation to services provided to the BBC and ITV between 2012 and 2017 through his media company Basic Broadcasting Ltd.  Their argument […]

Qdos Annual Contracting Survey Results

The results are in.  Qdos have released their annual contracting survey results for 2021, and key insights from self-employed sole traders include: Nearly half of survey respondents (45%) said that the pandemic had a negative impact on their business, with the majority (78%) losing up to 50% of their earnings; They were divided in terms […]

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 […]

Navigating the new-normal of Off-Payroll

Navigating the Off-Payroll landscape hasn’t been easy for the contingent labour market and contractors have suffered at the hands of confused hirers and recruiters, many of whom have taken the path of least resistance and blanket banned all limited company contractors rather than adopt a compliant assessment strategy. Now, six months later, as the dust […]