IR35

Claims that the BBC has sought to reduce its tax contributions by requiring some employees to set up personal service companies (PCSs) are "misleading", the broadcaster’s CFO has said.

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The government has introduced a high number of measures to ensure that the UK tax system becomes a simple and transparent one, explains the CIPP’s Diana Bruce.

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The government’s attempt to deflect criticism of senior civil servants using personal services companies to avoid tax symbolises why the UK tax system is so chronically complex.

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HMRC has issued a consultation paper setting out proposals to tighten IR35 compliance by requiring organisations engaging “controlling persons” through personal services companies to deduct income

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Simon Sweetman picks his way through the controversy surrounding the new IR35 business entity tests.

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Some of the people closest to the IR35 improvement project have been trying to soothe angry reactions to the publication of HMRC’s pilot business entity tests.

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HMRC has begun the process of overhauling its operation of the IR35 regime for personal services companies with new guidance that sets out some basic risk factors that will affect a contractor’s ch

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An acquaintance having reached 65, was retired by his large plc employer a few years ago.  Unfortunately, they swiftly discovered that his specialized engineering skills were something they could n

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Personal services companies in the civil service were the lead item on last night’s ‘Newsnight’, 13 years after the notorious IR35 press release was first issued.

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