Signatories to a North Sea collective bargaining deal will work together to find a “constructive way forward”, after months of unrest offshore.
Westminster is being urged to “fix or ditch” current off-payroll working tax rules ahead of the upcoming spring budget.
To better understand the impact of the off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, HMRC recently produced a report on the short-term effects of the IR35 reform on the private and voluntary sectors. The report is fairly positive and if you took the report at face value – you would believe the roll out of the new legislation was a success.
Westminster’s U-turn on plans to roll back loathed off-payroll working rules appears not to have had any impact on public coffers.
Issues around off-payroll working rules are likely to continue to rear their head next year as demand for sparse skills increases.
An employment expert has slammed a UK Government report into the short-term impacts of loathed IR35 reforms.
Westminster is being told it must do more to support the “entire flexible labour market” after dropping plans to repeal IR35 tax rules.
Employment and tax experts have roundly hailed the Chancellor’s shock pledge to scrap contentious IR35 reforms.
The Chancellor has pledged to repeal controversial changes to off-payroll working laws in a bid to boost the labour market.
Liz Truss has pledged to review IR35 tax legislation should she become the next Prime Minister of the UK.
Two hundred and sixty-three million pounds – this was the combined tax bill handed to various government departments for IR35 non-compliance recently.
Controversial changes to off-payroll working tax rules have left some oil and gas firms struggling to fill ‘vital roles’, according to new data.
HMRC to go after ‘low hanging fruit’ in oil and gas sector as end of IR35 ‘soft landing’ period looms
Oil and gas firms that are not IR35 compliant could soon be hit with “penalty charges” as the ‘soft landing’ period wraps up.
As energy demands and prices recover from the pandemic, production pressure on the oil and gas industry has rapidly increased in 2021. Many companies are finding it difficult to recruit and, importantly, retain the talented professionals they rely on.
The “sheer scale of disruption” sparked by changes to IR35 rules have surpassed expectations, an employment expert has said.
New IR35 tax rules impacting thousands of workers across the oil and gas industry and beyond come into effect today.
For many years in the North East of Scotland, the personal service company (PSC), otherwise referred to as a one-man company, has become a fairly standard way to provide services, particularly in the oil and gas sector, due to a mixture of employment law and tax law.
While COVID-19 and Brexit have dominated the agenda for oil and gas businesses in recent times - and rightly so I should add - there is a third issue that this industry is taking just as seriously. I am, of course, referring to IR35 reform in the private sector.
Unite the Union is demanding a pay rise for hundreds of Bilfinger Salamis contractors who it claims “have not been paid a fair rate”.
The head of Bilfinger Salamis UK has said “never say never” to the potential for the firm's return to a collective deal for North Sea contractors.
A union boss has said the extension of the UK furlough scheme comes “too late” for thousands of lost jobs in the North Sea oil industry.
Shell and Unite have clashed over the number of job cuts, and purported safety concerns, at the St Fergus Gas Terminal and Mossmorran plant.
Employment experts have warned that hopes of a further IR35 delay are “fanciful”, despite months more of Covid lockdown measures coming.
There has been a lot of discussion over the last 12 months about how the changes to Off-Payroll rules will impact the UK Private sector, and I have read with great interest some of the comments and foresight on what IR35 is and what it will mean to the UK contracting workforce.
A House of Lords committee has called on the government to “completely rethink” a controversial tax reform which will have sweeping implications for North Sea contractors.