Legislation Articles

The new Tax Evasion Legislation for Recruitment Agencies
To prevent tax evasion, the new tax law makes recruiters criminally responsible.
 
Following on from recent tax scandals, including the Panama Papers and various loan write-off schemes, a new corporate “failure to prevent” offence is being introduced from 30th September with a severe penalty regime that should make all agencies sit up and take note.
 
With unlimited fines and the possibility of a criminal record a clear target is being painted on the backs of any part of the staffing supply chain that isn’t compliant. Of vital importance is the fact that an agency can be convicted even if no intent is established and the agency has not benefited financially from the arrangement.
 
 
 
 

 

New travel and subsistence guidance released
marketing | 12 April 2016
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HMRC has released new guidance on the travel and subsistence (T&S) restrictions that came into force this month and who they will apply to.

Specifically, the new guidance tackles questions relating to the personal provision of services and supervision, direction and control.

We have summarised many of the points and picked out some of the more interesting paragraphs that could be of consequence to contractors.