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HMRC Guidance on Mini Umbrella Company

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Every business which either places or uses temporary labour should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their business by Mini Umbrella Company (MUC) fraud in their supply chain. Not only can a fraudulent supply chain lead to reputational and financial damage to your business, but your workers may not receive all they’re entitled to. MUC fraud also significantly reduces tax payments to HMRC including PAYE, National Insurance and VAT. Read more >

What is IR35 and does it apply to me?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Are you a contractor? IR35 is common word for tax legislation, which may affect you. It affects people who are sole employees of limited companies who are personally responsible for generating all of their company income. Read more >

IR35 Reforms; The Need for Simplification

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

IR35 was introduced back in 2000. It’s a tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by contractual workers, within sector such as IT or construction, who fill a permanent position, but who don’t pay the corresponding Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) that a permanent worker would. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) refer to such workers as ‘disguised employees’.  Read more >

10 things to know about tax avoidance

Monday, October 15, 2018

If you’re already in a tax avoidance scheme, this guidance can also help you get out of it, rather than go through the cost and stress of investigation and litigation. HMRC wins around 8 out of 10 avoidance cases that taxpayers choose to litigate, and many more people choose to settle with us before their case reaches that stage. Read more >

Employment status: employment intermediaries

Monday, October 01, 2018

Employment intermediaries are responsible for making sure that tax and National Insurance are paid correctly for workers. Read more >