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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    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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    Insurance Distribution Directive

    The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) comes into force on 1st October 2018. The purpose of the Directive is to protect customers who are buying general insurance; this includes the purchase of fee protection insurance.
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    OTS capital allowances consultation update

    The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its long awaited consultation report on the simplification of the capital allowance system on 15 June 2018. The report extended to 88 pages and concluded that the replacement of capital allowances with accounting depreciation, although beneficial, would be a highly disruptive undertaking. Rather than a complete overhaul of the system, the report recommended a number of smaller amendments.
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