While the sector waits for the outcome to be published on the government’s Call for Evidence on ‘Tackling non-compliance in the umbrella marketplace,’ HMRC have released guidance for employment businesses who work with umbrellas.
Gig economy giant Deliveroo’s stance on the status of its riders was upheld in the Supreme Court last week. Although not an IR35 case appeal, the Court’s judgement sheds additional light on some important principles in determining employment status.
Feedback from the initial Call for Evidence in 2021 drew out important issues which formed the basis of some questions raised in the latest consultation, which closed in August. One chapter focussed on possible options for regulating umbrella companies. In this article we consider those questions, their possible outcomes along with our own views.
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At this stage nothing is known but it is worth agencies and end clients considering the possible impact of ‘Transfer of tax debt that cannot be collected from an umbrella company to another party in the supply chain.’ Along with how it may play out if it becomes part of the government’s solution. If adopted as a central pillar of change, this decision would be very much in line with the government’s approach to Off-Payroll Working (IR35). Despite its hostile reception by the industry, both HMRC and government have deemed it a success in reducing non-compliance.