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How to avoid being shackled by the IR35 liability chain

How to avoid being shackled by the IR35 liability chain

By and | 23 Aug 2019

Cost-efficiency in the private sector is often achieved by delivering services through a series of interlinked entities – arrangements that keep businesses lean, but may leave them negatively exposed to changes in off-payroll working tax rules.

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IR35: Common Misconceptions Demystified

By and | 24 Jul 2019

In April 2020, the responsibility for compliance with ‘IR35’ (the colloquial name for the off-payroll tax rules) is shifting from consultants to end users.

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A healthy understanding of IR35

A healthy understanding of IR35

By | 08 Jul 2019

The recent case of George Mantides Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has highlighted some of the confusion surrounding IR35, the UK's anti-avoidance tax legislation. Matthew Sharp, contentious tax specialist at Fieldfisher, considers how the existence of a professionally drafted contract can tip the balance in marginal cases.

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IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

By and | 26 Jun 2019

After a rocky roll-out among public sector employers in 2017, shifting legal responsibility for determining workers' tax status and collecting payments on behalf of HMRC to private sector clients offers an important opportunity to improve the compliance process.

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Employee ownership: A panacea or passing fad?

Employee ownership: A panacea or passing fad?

By , and | 20 Jun 2019

A recent acceleration in the number of companies adopting EO structures has widened the debate about the future of business ownership models in the UK. Neil Palmer, corporate partner at Fieldfisher, examines different perspectives on EO and what companies need to consider before implementing this business model.

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IR35: Don't forget about employment law

IR35: Don't forget about employment law

By , , , and | 23 Apr 2019

Fieldfisher employment law experts look at the ramifications of the extension of the IR35 legislation for employers.