The general election fast approaching. Self-employment has been high on the agenda, with several key political figures suggesting a review of off-payroll rules may well be on the horizon.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been at the heart of an HMRC crackdown as almost 1,500 self-employed contractors are accused of being “disguised employees” under new IR35 rules. IPSE, one of the UK’s leading associations for self-employed, has warned that this confusion is “only a taste of things to come”.
Three BBC presenters have lost their IR35 tribunal case against HMRC, which could potentially have far-reaching consequences across the industry and indeed the UK employment space.