Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

08 Apr 2014


Calls for IR35 suspension after damning Lords report

Lords report finds HMRC "must justify" IR35's existence

07 Apr 2014

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IR35 investigations quadruple inside year

Increase in IR35 investigations sees yield break £1m barrier

26 Mar 2014

Lords hearing reveals IR35 schism

Panel split on effectiveness of IR35 rule

17 Dec 2013

Understanding of IR35 rules 'improving', Lords told

Personal Service Companies Committee told in first sitting that understanding of IR35 rules is increasing

26 Nov 2013

FOI request highlights gaps in HMRC’s IR35 data

A Freedom of Information request has found HMRC has not recorded key data on IR35

07 Nov 2013

Budget 2013: Government push to capture office holders in IR35 net

Senior people in business will come under contractor legislation, to "equalise" their income tax and NI with the employed

20 Mar 2013

Number of IR35 investigations triples in just six months

The number of IR35 investigations opened by HMRC has risen threefold in a matter of months

20 Mar 2013

Media Corporation uncovers national insurance liability

Internet media company Media Corporation uncovers potential liability to HMRC

11 Feb 2013

Readers unconvinced on IR35 progress

Following a poll, Accountancy Age readers are split on the effectiveness of IR35

10 Oct 2012

Opinion: IR35 yield improvement a baby step

Progress on IR35 is little more than a baby step in the right direction, says Calum Fuller

05 Oct 2012

Taxman steps up IR35 battle

IR35 investigations increase, while the taxman ramps up collections from so-called freelancers

01 Oct 2012

Civil service contractors on-payroll after six months

Measures to prevent tax avoidance will be introduced in September

20 Jul 2012

Leader: Cool-off needed to stop hot pasty tax repeat

Think before legislating. It's worked OK so far on the tax front, says Accountancy Age

29 May 2012

IR35: A year of testing tests looms

New IR35 guidelines have prompted a gloomy response. But it seems advisors will have to go through the process of trying out the 12 new tax tests

11 May 2012

HMRC IR35 guidelines draw criticism

HMRC's guidelines on the application of IR35 have been criticised for not going far enough to tackle the problem of defining employment status

10 May 2012

HMRC sets out IR35 stall with new tests

HMRC has released 12 tests on the application of IR35 rules

10 May 2012

IR35 enquiries yield £200,000 for the taxman last year

Only £219,000 in tax receipts from HMRC's IR35 enquiries in 2010/2011

22 Sep 2011

3,000 RBS finance and IT contractor details leaked

Recruiter accidentally leaked details of 3,000 accounting and IT contractors

24 Aug 2011

Face up to arms-length tax rules

New judgment makes it more important than ever to consider contractor and employee tax rules, warn lawyers

19 Aug 2011

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