HMRC release Employment Status Service (ESS)

HMRC release Employment Status Service (ESS)

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 warns public sector contractors to get their invoices in

IPSE warns public sector contractors to get their invoices in

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today (Thursday 26 January) issued a warning to contractors working in the public sector to send their invoices before 6 March, and receive payments due before 5 April.

Autumn Statement 2016: the other key announcements

Autumn Statement 2016: the other key announcements

Any positives in today’s Autumn Statement were overshadowed by the confirmation that seriously damaging changes to IR35 in the public sector will go ahead next year. The implications are extremely significant both for public and private sector contractors.

IR35 Twitter Chat

IR35 Twitter Chat

On Tuesday 11 October IPSE held a Twitter chat to discuss the Government’s controversial proposal to change how contractors are taxed in the public sector.

IR35 proposal: How will you get paid in April 2017?

IR35 proposal: How will you get paid in April 2017?

The HMRC proposals for changes to IR35 assessment in the public sector has drawn a lot of bad press in the freelance and contractor arena since their announcement in the summer. JSA’s Head of Accounting Operations, Chris James, explains another elephant in the room, w

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