Leave your details and we'll call you back


IR35 (doesn’t) strike again!

Many of our contractor clients may be concerned about correspondence they are receiving from the agencies who facilitate their contracts with their end client (for example Sellafield). This correspondence is requesting personal tax information.


A new law has just been introduced which means that all agencies (i.e. the companies who arrange workers to a third party; the legislation talks about “intermediaries”) have to send in a quarterly report to H M Revenue & Customs, listing all the workers involved, the workers company details, and the amount paid to the company in the quarter.


This legislation does not affect the running of the contractor companies, and nor will it affect whether you are subject to the “IR35” rules. It is a separate piece of legislation.


The information which the agencies are required – by law - to supply to H M Revenue & Customs is as follows:


  • The worker's full name and address

  • The worker’s date of birth and gender

  • The worker’s national insurance number and  “UTR” (your personal 10 digit tax reference)

  • The name and address of the worker’s company

  • This company’s Companies House registration number

  • Whether VAT was included in the payment


Interestingly, although the agency is required to state whether VAT was paid or not, HMRC does NOT ask for the company’s VAT number. We are aware that at least one agency is asking for your VAT number as well as a copy of your passport but neither of these are required by the legislation.


Consequently, if you receive a request for the information listed above, we recommend that you do supply it (but only the information listed).


Alternatively we can provide the information for you as the various references are easily accessible on our files. In this case please email or talk to your normal robinson+co contact.



News Archive

It's good to know that robinson+co fully understand the issues facing our industry.

Tyson H Burridge, Tyson H Burridge Ltd

After over two decades of outstanding service to my company, robinson+co continue to evolve as my own business has.

Mike Graham, G&M Supplies Ltd

When I became self employed, getting reliable personal and professional financial advice and accountancy help was so important. I have been fortunate to have had such good service from robinson+co over the last five years.

Alison Harker, Wigton

We would like to thank robinson+co for their outstanding service they provide us in dealing with our PAYE and CIS.We find that they are very professional and understanding to our needs.

Carole & Brian Atkinson, B&C Atkinson Ltd

We can't thank Christine Smith enough for all her patience and help in keeping us straight with our payroll etc., and not to forget Tracey Kennett for all our Sage help.

Modern Homes, Workington

robinson+co have acted as accountants for both me and my Limited Company for a number of years, and are without doubt the most reliable, professional and cost effective firm I have ever used.

Paul Blamire - Everhaven Data Solutions Limited

robinson+co is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

robinson+co is a trading name of robinson+co (Gosforth) Limited registered in England & Wales 08088245. Registered office Oxford Chambers, New Oxford Street, Workington CA14 2LR. Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales for a range of investment business activities.
robinson+co Financial Services Limited is registered in England & Wales 07272147. Registered office Oxford Chambers, New Oxford Street, Workington CA14 2LR. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority firm number 597189.

Professional indemnity insurance

The firm's professional indemnity insurance policy is provided by Liberty who may be contacted via Bluefin Professions at Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol BS1 3AG. The policy applies to claims wherever made outside the United States or Canada, based on acts, errors or omissions occurring anywhere in the world.

robinson+co Financial Services Limited's policy is provided by Collegiate Management Services Limited and can also be contacted via Bluefin Professions.

© 2012 accountancy@robinsonco.co.uk : Web Design & CMS by Fatmedia