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Managed Service Companies Legislation – IMPORTANT NOTICE

We have recently received a number of queries from our accountant network and from a number of small businesses concerning the Managed Service Companies legislation. It appears that HMRC are conducting enquiries into a well-renowned specialist contractor accountancy firm, Churchill Knight.  Many clients and former clients of Churchill Knight have received letters from HMRC and […]

Published: 25/05/2022

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Another IR35 case heard at the Court of Appeal

In this article we consider the recent IR35 judgment concerning, Kickabou t Productions Limited (KPL) , involved the well-known Talksport presenter, Paul Hawksbee (PH).  We analyse the CoA’s judgment which focuses on the employment status of a hypothetical contract.  As our regular readers will be aware, IR35 is a rather unique area of law as it generally applies in circumstances […]

Published: 25/05/2022

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Our Christmas Opening Hours

Over the festive period, our office will be closed on the following dates: Friday 24th December, Monday 27th December, Tuesday 28th December and Monday 3rd January. Merry Christmas from all of us at Chartergates.

Published: 09/12/2021

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Worker Status – Uber & what’s to come

It’s been six months since the Supreme Court (SC) handed down its judgment in the case of Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2021] UKSC 5 (Uber).  As such we are dedicating this week’s newsletter to an assessment of how Uber has affected worker status cases in the tribunals so far.  We will […]

Published: 18/10/2021

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Department for Work and Pensions laden with huge IR35 bill

Regular readers will recall our many articles over the years covering HMRC’s attempts to provide concise pre-packaged assistance to businesses as they grapple with the seemingly straightforward but evidently extremely complicated question of employment status. Electronic online tools such as the Employment Status Indicator (ESI) and the more recent and much vaunted Check Employment Status […]

Published: 05/08/2021

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Our Christmas Opening Hours

Over the festive period, our office will be closed on the following dates: Friday 25th December, Monday 28th December, Thursday 31st December and Friday 1st January. Merry Christmas from all of us at Chartergates.

Published: 04/12/2020

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IR35 Reform Preparation and Update

According to the cliché, time flies.  It certainly doesn’t seem like over six months since the Treasury Secretary stood up in Parliament and announced that the private sector IR35 reforms would be pushed to April 2021.  And yet, here we are with less than six months to go until the legislation is yet again reformed, […]

Published: 20/10/2020

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VAT Due Diligence Webinar – 24 November 2020

We are pleased to announce a webinar focusing on VAT due diligence. Whilst at the forefront of HMRC’s strategy to combat the general incline in VAT fraud, due diligence and the adequacy thereof, is regularly used by HMRC to hold unassuming businesses accountable for fraudulent activity within their supply chains. Notably, this focus on due […]

Published: 20/10/2020

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Fraud in labour supply chains and VAT due diligence

Background and principles Due diligence in the world of VAT is not a new concept but has been highlighted in a recent HMRC project and is a subject frequently addressed in Tribunal cases.  Our readers will be familiar with some of these cases from our previous newsletters, such as Impact Contracting Solutions (Impact Contracting Solutions v HMRC TC07421), […]

Published: 14/09/2020

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HMRC assault mutuality of obligation test in IR35 appeal

In a rare outcome for employment status appeals the Upper-tier Tax Tribunal (“UTT”) have overturned a successful IR35 defence, finding that the long-standing Talksport radio presenter Paul Hawksbee was a disguised employee of the station. Not only is it rare for an appellate court to interfere with fact-sensitive employment status decisions of lower courts, it is […]

Published: 17/08/2020

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