It’s taken a pandemic…but government finally folded to IR35 pressure


As one of the most controversial pieces of legislation affecting the flexible workforce, IR35 is never far from the headlines and there have been campaigns and protests to try and halt the reforms. That has now been successful as Contractors celebrated their success last night.


2020 – A busy year ahead


Following the result of the general election, we can now expect to leave the EU at the end of January, although very little will change on that date as we will move into a transitional period when existing EU rules and trade terms continue to apply in the UK.

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Plan, prepare and pre-empt: Watchwords for 2020


The new year always brings into focus those things which have been delayed or ignored over the last twelve months. In a corporate setting this can be damaging to a business and in the oil and gas industry, it could have significant compliance issues. With that in mind, there are some key areas oil and gas businesses should turn their attention to, to be fully prepared for entering 2020.

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IR35: Some key questions answered


The UK government's draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019 spells out HMRC's plans to extend IR35 compliance obligations to end users in the private sector. Since its publication, familiarity and anxiety with IR35, also known as the 'off-payroll working rules', has escalated rapidly. Matthew Sharp, tax specialist at Fieldfisher, answers some of the questions that have emerged from greater awareness of the proposed legislation.