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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
    Fact is these reforms don't fundamentally change IR35, i.e. you will still be able to run your business on your own account and pay yourself whatever you want as a salary if you really are outside IR35. In other words the Chancellor can simply argue that he's making sure no-one is dodging tax. I'm not sure MP's could argue against that like they did with the NI hikes the last time.
    Would've agreed, had you stopped before the I.E.

    However, they do fundamentally change the assessment of whether it applies, and hence they may fundamentally change the outcome, depending on how the assessment is made (e.g. whether CEST is used).

    You could argue that a lot of contracts that should be inside will now be inside, but there will also be a lot of contracts that would probably not be deemed inside at tribunal, yet will nevertheless be deemed inside, and are unlikely to be pursued through the tribunal system (time consuming, uncertain outcome). There's no effective means of remedy.

    At the same time, I don't see this change being nearly as controversial as a lowering of the VAT threshold if that's pushed through. Some backbench Tories have explicitly said they'll vote against that. I don't see any votes against rolling out the IR35 rules, if it's announced (because the gov't whips will have called it already).

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  • BlasterBates
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    Fact is these reforms don't fundamentally change IR35, i.e. you will still be able to run your business on your own account and pay yourself whatever you want as a salary if you really are outside IR35. In other words the Chancellor can simply argue that he's making sure no-one is dodging tax. I'm not sure MP's could argue against that like they did with the NI hikes the last time.

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  • Pip in a Poke
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    Originally posted by bobspud View Post
    I hate auto correct so flipping much...
    It's for aunts

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  • bobspud
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
    The baby Jesus wept.
    I hate auto correct so flipping much...

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by bobspud View Post
    feeding agents that are making 20 - 40% off your nativity
    The baby Jesus wept.

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  • bobspud
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    Originally posted by PokemonStay View Post
    From the OP: -
    extending the IR35 changes to the private sector would almost certainly not achieve the Government’s professed aim: tackling disguised self-employment. If the Government was serious about tackling this problem, it would introduce a statutory definition of self-employment to clear the confusion about employment status once and for all.

    You seem happy to blast almost everyone on CUK. As your determination of who is caught and who is not is correct.

    You might well find that HMRC will persecute the "innocent" and leave the "guilty".

    Be very careful what you woish for - it may come true.
    Out of interest how many years have you been contracting?

    For me the vast majority of contractors that I have met are completely clueless. I have heard such amazing bulltulip ranging from:

    "I am outside IR35 because I bring my own special mug to staff meetings..."

    Helpdesk guys that sit on call centres that have to ask to take a break and use client kit and read scripts all day but still telling anyone that will listen that they are outside because of a bunch of little scripts they wrote at home and brought in on a USB stick... FFS!

    What it is time to do is state for the record that we all need to pay full sodding taxes regardless of our status and frankly the dividend changes has pretty much managed that.

    From that point on we need to start acting like businesses and set the proper rates as a result just become far more expensive for the end clients.

    They either pay or we give up and go back to being permanent.

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  • LondonManc
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    Originally posted by bobspud View Post
    I am finding this all a little concerning that too many of you expect the chancellor to continue to subsidise your clients by giving us a tax loophole. I think its time to take a seat and think about it for a moment.

    If you are required to pay roughly 44% tax and save at least 30% of your turnover to protect you from sudden bench times then thats down to you as a business owner to set a sensible day rate. The market is now awash with idiots that think 500 a day is the going rate to be a senior contributor to xyzzy project and that needs to stop.

    Fact is most of you have fallen for rates far bellow what most clients will pay and at worst have been feeding agents that are making 20 - 40% off your nativity

    If we have to go thought a bloodbath to shove most of you back into full time employment then thats the right course of action


    In all seriousness, it depends. In IB, margins are fixed and tight because that's the model banks have been able to dictate to agencies.

    In other industries, you're probably right but in other areas, if there's a £600 day rate available, why would the agent give you the gig on £550 when he can give someone else the gig on £400 and trouser £200 by lying and saying that you were second choice and telling the client you've taken something else?

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  • PokemonStay
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    Originally posted by bobspud View Post
    I am finding this all a little concerning that too many of you expect the chancellor to continue to subsidise your clients by giving us a tax loophole. I think its time to take a seat and think about it for a moment.

    If you are required to pay roughly 44% tax and save at least 30% of your turnover to protect you from sudden bench times then thats down to you as a business owner to set a sensible day rate. The market is now awash with idiots that think 500 a day is the going rate to be a senior contributor to xyzzy project and that needs to stop.

    Fact is most of you have fallen for rates far bellow what most clients will pay and at worst have been feeding agents that are making 20 - 40% off your nativity

    If we have to go thought a bloodbath to shove most of you back into full time employment then thats the right course of action
    From the OP: -
    extending the IR35 changes to the private sector would almost certainly not achieve the Government’s professed aim: tackling disguised self-employment. If the Government was serious about tackling this problem, it would introduce a statutory definition of self-employment to clear the confusion about employment status once and for all.

    You seem happy to blast almost everyone on CUK. As your determination of who is caught and who is not is correct.

    You might well find that HMRC will persecute the "innocent" and leave the "guilty".

    Be very careful what you woish for - it may come true.

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  • bobspud
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    I am finding this all a little concerning that too many of you expect the chancellor to continue to subsidise your clients by giving us a tax loophole. I think its time to take a seat and think about it for a moment.

    If you are required to pay roughly 44% tax and save at least 30% of your turnover to protect you from sudden bench times then thats down to you as a business owner to set a sensible day rate. The market is now awash with idiots that think 500 a day is the going rate to be a senior contributor to xyzzy project and that needs to stop.

    Fact is most of you have fallen for rates far bellow what most clients will pay and at worst have been feeding agents that are making 20 - 40% off your nativity

    If we have to go thought a bloodbath to shove most of you back into full time employment then thats the right course of action

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    I don't reckon he has the bottle to risk another budget change that may blow up in his face and have to be reversed like last time.
    Don't be silly, after the snap election to mop up dozens of seats and create an unassailable majority the Tories are strong enough to do anything they wish.

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