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.
In February, TV and radio presenter Kaye Adams won a landmark case against HMRC which found her outside IR35 due to being ‘in business on her own account’. CEO James Poyser shares his thoughts on why this case is significant for consultants and contractors.
Rishi Sunak has just delivered the 2021 budget. It’s mostly as we expected; there are no horrors (like the rumoured one client rule) but also no brilliant upsides either (like the cancelling of IR35!) We’ve digested the budget and below explore the key areas relevant to consultants and contractors.