HMRC released its Employment Status Service (ESS) tool in March to help provide clarity around IR35, and to assist public sector clients and agencies in assessing the IR35 status of their off-payroll workers. There has been plenty of controversy surrounding it, with some experts claiming it is inaccurate whilst HMRC jumps to its defence.
Supervision, Direction and Control (SDC) came into effect on 6 April 2016 as a way of limiting the number of umbrella contractors being able to claim travel and subsistence expenses. Do you know what SDC is and whether or not you are subject to it?
Are you new to the UK and looking for work? Or are you thinking of coming to the UK for work? Contracting or freelancing is a great way for skilled professionals to break into the workforce in the UK, and you may even enjoy the flexible lifestyle so much that you’ll decide to continue contracting for many years to come.
The new tax year started on 6 April, which means it’s time to start thinking about your 2016/17 Personal Tax Return, otherwise known as your self-assessment.