Government seeks views on IR35 non-compliance in the private sector

The government wants to hear from you as part of an attempt to tackle IR35 non-compliance in the private sector.

It comes after changes to IR35 rules in the public sector caused problems public authorities and contractors

Also known as off-payroll working, IR35 rules are designed to stop employees working and paying taxes as if they were contractors.

The rules apply to contractors working through personal service companies who, if they were engaged directly by the company, would effectively be employees.

BBC Presenter Forced to Use PSC
Editor | 10 May 2018
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Joanna Gosling is the latest BBC presenter to complain that the public service broadcaster forced her to operate through a limited company, exposing her to HMRC legal action.

Alongside BBC colleagues David Eades and Tim Willcox, Gosling is appealing against a £920,000 tax bill , which HMRC argues is owed in back income tax and National Insurance contributions.

HMRC claims that the presenters were within the IR35 rules and operating in ‘disguised employment’.

The court heard that the three presenters were “ pushed by the BBC ” into creating the personal service companies. These companies allowed the corporation to avoid paying employers’ National Insurance contributions and came with very few benefits.

 

Minute’s silence to mark Manchester Attack one year ago
Editor | 22 May 2018
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A minute’s silence will be held at Umbrella today at 2:30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the Manchester Concert Attack, one year ago.

As a Manchester based company, we thank our customers for their understanding and patience whilst our phone systems are turned off for a few minutes.

 

Congratulations to Charlotte Harper - April Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Charlotte Harper who is Umbrella’s Employee of the Month for April.  Charlotte has recently moved across to assist the Company Formations department which in addition to her current role has added new responsibility for welcoming our new clients to Umbrella Accountants and ensuring that they receive the best possible experience.  She has taken on the additional tasks without hesitation and has been doing a fantastic job.  Keep up the good work.