Freelancer Wins Seven Year Battle with HMRC in Significant IR35 Ruling

Tribunal cites lack of ‘mutuality of obligation’ as key to ruling in favour of taxpayer.
A seven-year battle with the taxman has ended in victory for PCG member Mark Fitzpatrick.
The long running IR35 dispute reached a conclusion when a tribunal cleared Mark of using his limited company MBF Design Services (MBF) to avoid tax, in reference [...]

Poll shows Freelancers are happier with their health, their financial situation, and their prospects

Britain’s 1.4m freelance workers love life, are happier with their health, their financial situation, their prospects and their wife, husband or partners!
A ComRes survey published today (Nov 22nd) shows that nearly three-quarters (73%) of the 1,624 polled had actively chosen to become freelancers as a long-term career option in a survey to celebrate National Freelancers [...]

Flexible freelancers can help Government cost cutting

Freelancers can play a vital role in Britain’s economic fight back and the UK’s 1.4 million freelance workers provide great value for money to both the public and private sectors.
That was the rallying call from PCG, the voice of freelancing, following today’s Comprehensive Spending Review that seems certain to change the social and economic landscape [...]

Business community is polled on their view of the contribution of freelance workers

When the alarm goes off in the morning are you a sunshine, happy person or do you pull up the duvet in the hope of escaping the dark, cruel world outside?
As a freelancer do you know how your skills are valued? If you engage freelancers in your company or organisation, do you welcome a talented [...]

Sue Lawley to chair question and answer session with a panel of leading business figures

One of the UK’s most talented broadcasters Sue Lawley is to host the inaugural Freelance Lecture at Stationers’ Hall (Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD) on 23rd November.
Ms Lawley has always been a freelance journalist, first in newspapers and then at the BBC where she is best known as the anchor of the nation’s main [...]

IR35 looks set for the scrapheap

PCG (the professional association supporting freelancers, contractors and consultants) was established to fight the introduction of IR35, so today’s announcement that it is to be replaced will be welcomed by freelance workers throughout the UK.
It is a triumph for common sense over political dogma.
In the Coalition’s full programme for Government, published today (20th May) the [...]

National Freelancers Day website goes live

The Professional Contractors Group’s (PCG) dedicated National Freelancers Day website is now live and visitors to can find out more about the special Day which PCG has been organised in a drive to encourage everyone to acknowledge all freelancers, consultants and contractors and the contribution they make to the UK economy.
National Freelancers Day will [...]


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