IPSE has responded to BBC actor Robert Glenister’s tax tribunal result, saying the case highlights the confusion and need for clarity in the self-employed sector.
IPSE has today responded to HMRC’s IR35 forum minutes, which failed to accurately detail a number of significant concerns that were raised about the legislation in the public sector.
We’d like to hear from you as part of IPSE’s Confidence Index – the only survey of its kind that tracks the business performance and economic outlook of independent professionals and the self-employed across the UK.
Many examples exist of tax schemes offering enticing rates of up to 85 per cent of gross take home pay. A large number of these schemes involve the use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs). As a general rule of thumb, these schemes are best avoided.
Driven by Brexit and government policy, the confidence of the UK’s two million freelancers has plummeted to the lowest level on record, according to research conducted by IPSE.
Whilst the battle against IR35 was far from over, there was a growing sense amongst the PCG leadership, and indeed the wider membership, that the organisation needed to broaden its horizons, address other issues and become a fully-fledged, multi-policy lobbying group.
For those interested in employment status (yes, there are in fact many of us), the last couple of weeks have been fascinating. First we had the publication of the Taylor Review, which recommended far-reaching changes to employment law.
IPSE’s Director of Policy Simon McVicker reacts to today’s General Election which yielded a hung parliament after no party was able to secure the 326 seats required for a majority:
The UK tax system is no longer fit for purpose. It's based on an outdated principle that all income tax payers are employers or employees, which they are not. Not anymore at least. There are now 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK, representing 15% of the workforce.
Today IPSE released our manifesto: A Contract with the Self-Employed.