9am Lowdown: GOV.UK, IR35 reforms, & avoidance

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Good morning and welcome to Tuesday's 9am Lowdown.

News round-up

According to the LITRG, guidance on GOV.UK around the availability of a payroll online filing exemption, may be misleading some people into believing that their circumstances are not covered. (Low Incomes Tax Reform Group)

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A ContractorCalculator survey, featuring responses from more than 1,500 contractors, claims 79% of public sector IT projects have been delayed or cancelled since the IR35 reforms came into play on 6 April 2017. But HMRC denies the IR35 reforms are to blame for any public sector IT project delays. (Computer Weekly)

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Thousands of nurses, social workers and other public sector locums are being drawn into high-risk avoidance schemes in an attempt to sidestep a tax crackdown. (Financial Times)

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Grant Thornton UK has agreed a deal for new offices in Bristol, with 185 staff set to relocate in 2018. (Insider media)

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