Response to the off payroll working in the private sector consultation

    Following on from our previous update we have compiled our response to the IR35 consultation (Off payroll working in the private sector, closing date 10 August 2018). We provided our responses based on our experience of dealing with contractors, agencies and end client organisations and looking at what has already taken place in the public sector.
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    GDPR: The claims solution

    GDPR has had a profound impact on communication between our practice clients and Abbey Tax. Increasingly firms are sending information via encryption, which one suspects is creating greater work for both sender and recipient. However, this is an easier way!
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    GDPR: The claims solution

    GDPR has had a profound impact on communication between our practice clients and Abbey Tax. Increasingly firms are sending information via encryption, which one suspects is creating greater work for both sender and recipient. However, this is an easier way!
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    National Minimum Wage Compliance

    It is clear that compliance with the NMW rules is extremely high on the Government agenda, and we have seen a substantial increase in calls from advisers on this subject. Given that all complaints notified to HMRC are investigated, coupled with the punitive penalty regime, it is a risk area that advisors should be discussing with their clients.
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    MOO: a moot point?

    This month HMRC released its opinion on Mutuality of Obligation (MOO) and their reasoning as to why it may no longer be of relevance to an IR35 or status enquiry.
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    Employee share schemes - problem or opportunity?

    Thomas Dalby, director at Abbey Tax division, Gabelle, has written a new book which seeks to break down the perceived complexities of employee share schemes and encourage more businesses to take advantage of the tax benefits.
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    Response to Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake

    In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, the Court of Appeal has reversed the judgement of an earlier tribunal, which had determined that care providers must pay National Minimum Wage (NMW) to care workers for all the hours where they were available on a sleep-in shift, even when not performing work.
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    Don't gamble with the taxman, protect you and your clients today!

    Cross tax enquiries are on the increase. Since HMRC came into being, with the merger of Inland Revenue and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise in 2005, there has been a greater desire for the departments to work more closely. What began with small joint-working teams dealing with ghosts and moonlighters has now moved into the main-stream resulting in the working of cross-tax enquiries by the Wealthy and Mid-Sized Business Compliance Directorate (WMSBC).
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