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Our Christmas Opening Hours

Over the festive period, our office will be closed on the following dates: Monday 24th December Tuesday 25th December Wednesday 26th December Tuesday 1st January Merry Christmas from all at Chartergates.

Published: 11/12/2018

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*Possible disruption to phone systems*

Please note that we are having some work carried out on our telephone lines this morning which may disrupt telephone calls to our office number.  If you face any problems with calling the office please do use our mobile numbers instead or alternatively drop us an email and we will call you back.

Published: 12/03/2018

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Blakely v On-Site Recruitment Solutions Ltd & Heritage Solutions City Ltd (Debarred) UKEAT/0134/17/DA

A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal has generated a number of headlines, being hailed as a “ground breaking victory against bogus self-employment” by the union Unite, who’s member had brought the appeal. The case concerned a pipe-fitter, Mr Blakely who had responded to an advert from an employment agency, On-Site Recruitment Limited (‘On-Site’), […]

Published: 28/02/2018

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Tax Tribunal confirms TV presenter’s IR35 assessments

Tax Tribunal confirms TV presenter’s IR35 assessments The First-tier Tax Tribunal has decided that TV Presenter Christa Ackroyd was a disguised employee of the BBC in relation to her company’s contract with the corporation between 2006 and 2013. This is the first ‘proper’ IR35 case since way back in 2011 (ignoring the Big Bad Wolff case last year which […]

Published: 28/02/2018

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HMRC fires warning shot at construction industry

Many of our construction industry clients have reported receiving a worrying letter from HMRC in the last couple of weeks. The letter concerns the employment status of construction workers, and gives the distinct impression that HMRC are on the verge of carrying out an investigation into their businesses. Firstly, to reassure our construction sector readers, […]

Published: 22/11/2017

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2017 Seminars Announced

We are delighted to announce details of our seminars for 2017. Our seminars will take place in November at Milton Keynes, London and Manchester. For further information, click here  to download the booking form.

Published: 18/09/2017

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Updated IR35 legislation released for public sector workers

As promised in our bulletin on 20 March, below is an analysis of the changes to the IR35 legislation for PSCs engaged to work for a public authority client.  The 2017 Finance Bill has now been published and, whilst subject to the usual parliamentary procedure and approval, contains the latest draft of the legislation containing […]

Published: 28/03/2017

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HMRC’s ‘Digital Tool’ Test Driven

Last week HMRC’s online employment status service went ‘live’.  We had previously gone through the test version (results not good) so were interested to see whether any improvements had been made (substantial were required). Incidentally, it should be noted that the current ‘live’ version is still headed; ‘BETA This is a new service – your […]

Published: 28/03/2017

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Autumn Statement 2016

The headlines: measures to tackle abuse of the VAT Flat Rate Scheme, IR35 reform to go ahead, bolstering penalties for enabling tax avoidance and various other measures were announced in the Autumn Statement.  Click  here  for the full summary.

Published: 23/11/2016

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Trivial Benefits in Kind

Position prior to April 2016 Prior to 6 April 2016, employers were required to report all Benefits in Kind (‘BiK’) provided to employees annually on forms P11D or P9D and, for Class 1A National Insurance Contributions (‘NIC’) purposes, on form P11D(b). Employers could apply to HMRC for agreement to exclude certain BiKs on the ground […]

Published: 07/11/2016

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