Budget: IR35 changes confirmed and NI threshold raised

As expected, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the changes to off-payroll, or IR35, rules will go ahead from 6 April, although many contractors were relieved that the Entrepreneurs’ Relief  (ER) was not fully scrapped, as had been predicted, but reduced

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When was the last time you checked your NIC record?

Most workers assume that their National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as reported by their employer or through their own records, are accurate and up to date.

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Changes to IR35 rules announced

The Government has announced changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, which come into force after 6 April 2020 and has confirmed that the changes will only apply to payments made for services provided on

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Employment law changes

As of April 6 2020, there will be a wave of changes to employment law, including the Leave and Pay Act, an extension to the right to a written statement to all workers and an increase in the holiday pay

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When was the last time you checked your NIC record?

Most workers assume that their National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as reported by their employer or through their own records, are accurate and up to date. After all, within the Income Tax system, we have the comfort of an annual reconciliation

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Latest case highlights the dangers of not meeting workplace pension requirements

A recruitment business has been ordered to pay £10,890 after avoiding their automatic enrolment duties and misleading the Pensions Regulator (TPR). Hertfordshire-based SKL Professional Recruitment Agency Ltd’s managing director Linus (known as Lee) Kadzere has been sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’

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IR35 draft secondary legislation released

The Government has released draft secondary legislation for the off-payroll working rules, or IR35, which are due to come into effect for the private sector on 6 April despite calls for further delays.

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Give payroll a ‘seat at the table’

Recent research suggests that payroll is unrepresented at board level in almost two-thirds of UK businesses despite being the single biggest operational cost for most firms. According to the report, many businesses have no idea where payroll fits in the

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Firms rethinking taking on contractors because of IR35

Recent research has found that four in 10 firms are considering reviewing their strategy around contractors because of new off-payroll rules that aim to combat tax avoidance by workers supplying services to clients via an ‘intermediary’.

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IR35 to go ahead

The Treasury has announced that the off-payroll tax will go ahead in April this year despite conducting a review this month to address any concerns from businesses and affected individuals about how the tax will be implemented.

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