IR35 private sector reform

How to reform IR35, keep the Exchequer in funds, and avoid the hassle that comes with the current private and public sector regimes On May 18th 2018 HMRC published a consultation document proposing to extend the current public sector regime to the private sector. My own view is that this would be disastrous and unworkable.I do […]

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On July 30, 2018, posted in: Articles, IR 35 by

Carry on consulting

David Kirk 12 August 2015 Dialogue about making IR35 work has been ongoing for the past four years, but to very little effect. Related articles Do you work for me? Controversy continues Are you in control? KEY POINTS The government wants to improve the effectiveness of the IR35 legislation. HMRC have issued a discussion document. […]

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On August 18, 2015, posted in: Articles, IR 35 by

Employment status – proposals for change

The Office of Tax Simplification has published (on 3 March 2015) a report “into simplifying the difficult issue of how to determine whether a worker is employed or self-employed for tax purposes”. In this analysis, our guest blogger David Kirk – author of Employment Status: The Tax Rules – welcomes the report as a serious analysis of […]

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On March 5, 2015, posted in: Articles, Company Tax, IR 35 by

Travelling expenses – Our submission in response to HMRC’s 2014 discussion document

David Kirk & Co. welcome the opportunity to respond to HMRC’s discussion document Employment Intermediaries: Temporary workers – relief for travel and subsistence expenses. The firm is a specialist consultancy in the field of employment intermediaries and personal service companies which make up over half its business. It director, Mr David Kirk, is the author […]

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On February 16, 2015, posted in: Articles, Company Tax, Employment, IR 35 by

IR35

Congratulations to the Professional Contractors Group, who have wheedled out of the Government some interesting statistics on just how ineffective the IR35 legislation is.  In the 2010/11 tax year HMRC opened only 23 investigations into whether IR35 should be operated.  This was up on 2009/10 (12 investigations) but a considerable reduction on 2007/08 (104) and […]

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On November 16, 2011, posted in: Articles, IR 35 by