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IR35 rumbles on

The 14 year debacle that is “IR35” continues to grab headlines. This time a consultation document has been released setting out plans to compel senior members of organisations to be paid through PAYE, rather than engaged through a personal service company.

The legislation provisions “require the engaging organisation to place all controlling persons on the payroll… even where they might be working through a personal service company for other purposes”

A  “Controlling person” has been defined as someone who can shape the direction of the engaging organisation during the year. H M Revenue & Customs envisage this being someone “who has managerial control over a significant proportion of the organisation’s employees and/or control over a significant proportion of the budget of the organisation.”

robinson+co keep a close eye on the IR35 position as it affects many of our clients. “Even before this announcement we were already planning a successor event to our very successful seminar held at Sellafield and led by Dave Williams, a UK expert on the topic,” says Victoria Bishop, robinson+co’s Tax Partner.

“We are hoping that Dave will be back to talk to us and our clients in the early autumn, so watch this space!” finishes Victoria.

Peter Ellwood, robinson+co’s Corporate Partner, is also looking forward to welcoming Dave back to Cumbria. “The suggestion of controlling persons could raise more questions than it answers,” says Peter, “although I am confident that this will not affect any of our clients working in the nuclear industry.”

Contact Victoria or Peter on 01900 603623 if you have any queries on this matter. And if you want to make sure you are booked on any IR35 Seminar held this year, contact Philip Allison, Practice Manager on philipallison@robinsonco.co.uk.

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