BROOKSON LEGAL IN THE MEDIA

Stay up to date with the latest news stories featuring Brookson Legal as we share our thoughts and advice on the upcoming changes to IR35 in the Private Sector.

News | IT Pro

Most IT firms are preparing to slash contractors

28th May

IR35 is a piece of legislation designed to tackle tax avoidance from 'disguised employment' - where self-employed contractors set up limited companies to pay themselves through dividends, which are not subject to National Insurance.

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News | Onrec

Contractors at risk in ill-judged IR35

28th May

Thousands of UK contractors face an uncertain future ahead of new tax legislation coming into force, research by Brookson Legal has revealed. More than half of UK firms (59%) admit to considering taking a blanket approach to managing the legislation.

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News | Energy Voice

43% of manufacturers relying on ‘gut feel’ to gauge IR35 risk

28th May

More than two-fifths (43%) of manufacturing, utilities and oil firms are relying on "gut feel" to gauge their exposure to new off-payroll working rules, a poll shows.

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News | Accountancy Daily

IR35: Countdown to off-payroll working rules for private sector

9th May

As government pushes ahead with mandatory private sector off payroll working rules from 2020, Joe Tully, Managing Director of Brookson Legal, stresses the importance of an audit of contractor workforces to understand the scale of the challenge.

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News | Personnel Today

IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes ‘reasonable care’?

25th Mar

The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector. Employees will need to take "reasonable care" that they have assessed employees' tax status.

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News | HR Review

What should HR teams be doing to prepare for IR35 in the private sector?

22nd Mar

At the start of the month, the government launched 'Off-payroll working rules from April 2020', a policy paper and consultation looking at how the reform of the off-payroll working rules should be implemented within the private sector.

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News | Financial Times

TV star Lorraine Kelly wins tax case against HMRC

21st Mar

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly has won a "disguised employment" case over a £1.2m bill against HM revenue & Customs at the UK tax tribunal.

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Podcast | BBC Radio 5 Live

Lorraine Kelly has escaped an HMRC tax bill

21st Mar

Joe Tully explains to presenters Nihal Arthanayake & Anna Foster what the difference is between the amount of tax paid by a freelancer compared to an employee and why Lorraine Kelly won her case against HMRC.

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