IR35: Off-payroll working rules to go ahead in April 2021

Major changes to the off-payroll working rules will go ahead in April 2021, it has been confirmed.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the next steps

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the furlough scheme, was recently extended until October, with no changes until August. But what happens next with the scheme?

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More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage in 2019

More than 423,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in 2019, according to a recent study.

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COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation.

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COVID-19: Government to cover employer NICs and pension contributions of furloughed workers

The Government has announced that it will cover employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and pension contributions of furloughed workers.

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Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft landing’ for IR35

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules.

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Points-based immigration system works for small businesses providing “costs are kept down”, says FSB

The Government’s new immigration system “works for small businesses”, but only if costs can be kept to a minimum, an industry body has said.

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HMRC reminds employers to review benefits in kind to stay compliant

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules surrounding benefits in kind agreed before 06 April 2017 are changing.

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Changes to off-payroll working rules give businesses “more time to prepare”

The new off-payroll working rules in the private sector will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 06 April 2020, it has been revealed.

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National Insurance Contributions threshold to rise from April 2020

The National Insurance Contributions (NICs) threshold will increase to £9,500 per year from April 2020, the Government has confirmed.

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Get up to speed with new off-payroll working rules

Ahead of the introduction of the new off-payroll working rules, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a factsheet outlining the changes and what they mean for small businesses.

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One in five workers looking to start a business in 2020

According to new research by accounting software provider FreeAgent, one in five (22 per cent) UK employees plan to become their own boss during 2020.

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IR35 – everything you need to know about the off-payroll working regulations

New changes are set to come into force in April 2019 that will affect individuals and contracts that provide personal services through an intermediary for medium-sized and large businesses.

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Calls for Government to do more to protect workers from underpayment

The Resolution Foundation is leading calls for the Government to improve the enforcement of the minimum wage after it emerged that only one in eight firms breaking the rules are being caught by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

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