HMRC's long awaited online tool - the Employment Status Service (ESS) is now available. The tool is designed to provide clarity around IR35 status and has been released now to assist public sector clients and agencies in making IR35 determinations. You can access the tool here:
IPSE has today (1 March) responded to the Government’s proposed consultation into the tax system for the self-employed workforce.
Freelancers on average spend 20 days a year chasing invoices for late payment, according to new research from IPSE. The time spent equates to an estimated £16.5 billion in lost income.
Self-assessment a struggle
Did you know three in five of all microbusinesses still rely on an Excel spreadsheet to manage their accounts? 60 per cent of 1.91 million is a lot of spreadsheets.
IPSE members can now benefit from a 70% discount on cloud-based accounting software for the first six months, thanks to a brand new relationship between IPSE and Intuit QuickBooks, the makers of the world’s number one online accounting solutio
By now you’ll be aware of the Government’s ill-considered and fundamentally flawed proposals to reform taxation for public sector contractors.
Last week IPSE responded to the government proposal to change the way IR35 works in the public sector. We are very concerned by plans to make the end client (or agency) responsible for determining IR
Today’s Budget was a rather mixed bag for the UK’s 4.6 million self-employed workers. The abolition of Class 2 NICs, cuts to corporation tax and pledges for housebuilding and infrastructure were great news .
In recent weeks and months I have written to you to enlist your support in opposing measures which would harm the UK’s smallest businesses: the toughening up of IR35 and the restriction of travel and subsistence tax relief.
Tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 25 November) will see the Chancellor, George Osborne deliver his Autumn Statement and Spending Review to Parliament.