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IR35 Hub 08 Apr 2024

Navigating the Offset Rules with confidence

As businesses adapt to the changes brought about by the 2023 Autumn Statement and the introduction of the offset mechanism,…

IR35 Hub 14 Feb 2024

What does outside IR35 mean?

What does outside IR35 mean? To answer that, we need to look at what IR35 is and how it has…

IR35 Hub 05 Feb 2024

How to decide which IR35 tool is best for your business

Off-payroll IR35 laws are coming into force in April, and end clients and recruiters need to act now to prepare.…

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Why PSC contractors require business insurance

Picture this: you are a successful Personal Services Company (PSC) contractor, but just when you think you have everything under…

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What should you expect from the IR35 Consultation?

A little over three months ago, the UK government announced it would conduct a consultation on off-payroll working (IR35) rules.  …

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Kingsbridge obtain latest CEST usage data

New information reveals that HMRC’s CEST tool, was unable to provide an answer regarding a contractor’s IR35 status over 278,000…

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Small businesses could cause big problems for unaware PSCs

Contractors operating Personal Service Companies (PSC) are likely well aware of the need to be vigilant when it comes to…

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Navigating Off-Payroll Rules: Insights and Challenges for Businesses

One of the biggest challenges facing the contracting industry in recent years has been the implementation of the IR35 Off-Payroll…

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Charlie Cox, Commercial Director at SThree discusses the Kingsbridge Whitepaper and the current state of play in their contractor world

Read on below for a guest article by SThree.    “This is yet another insightful whitepaper from Kingsbridge, using data to tell…

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Another Day, Another Public Sector Body IR35 Tax Bill: What You Can Learn From UKRI’s £36m Tax Bill

It’s the case that another public sector body, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), has received an IR35 bill. This one…

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CEST is not best: inefficiencies, inaccuracies, and a hung jury

The Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has been a source of contention since its launch in 2017. The…

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Did HMRC Deserve their Red Card?

Yesterday HMRC were shown the red card in their case against Match of the Day presenter – Gary Lineker. The…

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HMRC: Compliance letters explained

Recently, some of our clients have been reporting back to us that they have been receiving letters from HMRC, informing…

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FAQs from our IR35 webinar: Perfect Practice for HMRC claims

Last week, Kingsbridge IR35 experts Andy Vessey and Ryan Dawson joined forces for our webinar – Perfect Practice for HMRC…

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What are the minor IR35 status tests

Recruiters are under increasing pressure to find outside IR35 roles for contractors. Our recent IR35 survey showed that 71% percent…

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How to onboard your contractor workforce compliantly

Onboarding is a crucial part of the process for recruiter compliance. There are several pieces of key legislation that recruiters,…

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FAQs from our IR35 webinar: Mitigating IR35 Risk

Last week, Kingsbridge’s Head of Tax, Andy Vessey, joined our IR35 Project Manager, Ryan Dawson, for an ‘Ask The Experts’…

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How recruitment companies can engage with umbrella companies compliantly

In our recent IR35 survey, an overwhelming 80% of recruiters said they engaged with umbrella companies. But with some horror…

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Eight out of ten recruiters are saying that IR35 adds to their compliance burden

IR35 off-payroll working rules are here to stay, and as we hit the first year anniversary, we’re beginning to understand…

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What insurances should your contractor base hold?

Getting your contractors ready to go as soon as that job comes in is one of the key aims of…

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IR35 soft-landing nearly over: are you ready for the 6th April?

How quickly a year has passed! It seems like only a few months ago we were drumming hard for the…

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The problems with using CEST as your IR35 status tool in 2022

We get why end-clients and recruiters are tempted to use HMRC’s CEST tool. We really do. It’s easily accessible, quick…

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A guide to IR35 for recruiters: what you need to know in 2022

If 2021 was the year of big changes for IR35 off-payroll legislation, 2022 will be the year of ensuring ongoing…

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Contractor survey: businesses continue to struggle with IR35 reform

The anniversary of the IR35 reforms in the private sector is fast approaching. At Kingsbridge, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the contracting market.…

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The headline IR35 news stories from 2021

After COVID, there was only one thing that dominated the news for those in the contractor supply chain this year…

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What are the latest updates to the Kingsbridge Status Tool?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock at the bottom of the ocean somewhere close to Antarctica, you’ll know about…

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PGMOL vs HMRC: Court of Appeal sends IR35 case back to Tribunal

PGMOL is the body responsible for match officials in English professional football, providing officials for the Premier League, the Football Association and the English Football League (EFL). Its…

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How can our IVT tool help recruiters with IR35?

What is the Kingsbridge IR35 Status tool? Long-time readers of the blog will know all about the Kingsbridge IR35 Status Tool.…

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HMRC begin IR35 compliance checks

Not even 6 months have passed since the IR35 reforms to the private sector, but it has been reported that…

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HMRC vs the DWP, Home Office and HMCTS. What’s happened so far?

In recent months it has been revealed, via their respective 2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts, that three public sector bodies – the Department of…