The Prime Minister has announced a “health and social care levy” to address the funding crisis in the sector in the form of a 1.25% rise in National Insurance and tax on share dividends. This will come as a blow to many contractors who, as company directors, were excluded from Covid-19 support schemes.
James Poyser and Rebecca Seeley Harris respond to calls by the TUC for the government to ban umbrella companies.
The government is creating a new Single Enforcement Body (SEB) to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse, which will include umbrella companies in its remit.
In April we asked contractors about their current IR35 status determinations, attitudes towards clients and contractor feeling. Below we’ve summarised the key takeaways and have compiled the findings into a pdf report.
We delve into the various skims, scams and unethical practices that umbrella companies are using to boost their income, revealing the warning signs that workers (and HMRC) need to look out for.
Together with Rebecca Seeley Harris, we have submitted a draft policy to the government, outlining the steps needed to regulate the umbrella company industry and protect workers’ rights.
Mini umbrella companies (MUC) have hit the headlines again, this time over NHS test and trace workers employed by subcontractors.
How important are working practices to outside IR35 determinations? The short answer is very! In this episode of the Proudly Off Payroll Podcast, James discusses why IR35 working practices trump contracts – as shown by Kaye Adams’ successful IR35 defence.
Uber has offered employment rights to all workers following its defeat in last month’s landmark court case.
HMRC has just published details of CEST usage. The latest stats show a total of 1,214,229 CEST uses from 25 November 2019 to 28 February 2021.