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IR35 reforms: HMRC confirms compliance checks under way in financial services, oil and gas sectors

Less than six months after the roll-out of the IR35 reforms to the private sector, HMRC has confirmed it has started writing letters to companies requesting details of their compliance procedures By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 24 Sep 2021 16:08 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that compliance checks are under way…

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Australia Reforms Visa Policies to Better Introduce Overseas Workers

The Australian government has made it easier for overseas workers to enter the country to fill labour shortages in the agriculture and hospitality industries. “The Morrison Government has today announced the first stage of reforms to Australia’s labour mobility programs – the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP)–which will make the…

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IR35 reforms: TUC demand for government ban on umbrella companies raises eyebrows

The Trades Union Congress has raised eyebrows within the contracting community by calling for a ban on umbrella companies to help stamp out malpractice By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 02 Aug 2021 14:59 The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has come under fire for proposing that the government ban umbrella companies as a means…

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IR35 reforms: Government gifted roadmap to umbrella regulation by ex-senior policy adviser

The UK government is facing renewed calls to urgently push through regulation for umbrella companies, following the submission of a draft policy document by a former Office of Tax Simplification adviser that details steps that could be taken to expedite the process. The Umbrella companies – call for regulation draft policy document has been submitted…

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IR35 reforms: HMRC denies’squandering’ datasets that May rid umbrella Business of rogue players

Concerns grow about the number of IT contractors at risk of joining non-compliant umbrella firms ahead of the IR35 reforms taking hold in the private sector By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 31 Mar 2021 16:02 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has denied claims that it is squandering datasets that could improve the proactiveness…

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IR35 reforms: Loan fee and companies’ NI issues prompt calls for legislative revamp

The government is facing renewed calls to scrap the IR35 legislation it has relied on for 20-plus years to curtail tax avoidance by limited company contractors, as concerns about the after-effects of its introduction continue to grow. More than two decades have passed since the government pushed through the original version of the IR35 legislation…

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IR35 reforms: Slow government progress on umbrella regulation exposes IT contractors to tax risks

The UK government stands accused of failing to act quickly enough to push through legislation to ensure IT contractors receive the correct pay and benefits when working through umbrella companies. As previously detailed by Computer Weekly, thousands of contractors could be in line to receive compensatory payouts from umbrella companies and employment agencies after having…