IR35 extension

IR35 – Risk around the corner

The BBC has reported that it believes the IR35 public sector rules are to be extended to the private sector in the budget later this month. Anyone who has followed the path of this controversial tax proposal will not be taken by surprise.

The Winchester case – an IR35 lesson for HMRC if friction to be avoided

Recent reports involving a claim by the contractor Susan Winchester (Ms. W) for holiday pay deserve more analysis. The reports, published by Contractor Calculator (CC) and on the IPSE website, state that Ms W received an out of court settlement on the day of an Employment Tribunal hearing for her claim for unpaid holiday pay based on the fact that she was an agency worker, the claim apparently having been made under the Agency Worker Regulations.

2018, a year of change?

Recruitment has always been about matching a person to a role and then making it happen in the most efficient and productive way. In the early days the only issue to consider, apart from getting the right person for the job, was securing fees.

ARC statement: Budget announcement 22 November 2017

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) welcomes the cautious approach adopted by the Chancellor in his budget today in relation to imposition of the public sector tax rules (commonly known as IR35) on the private sector and in further considering employment practices following Matthew Taylor’s report earlier this year.