Temporary workers claiming “up to £300m” in incorrect expenses
Temporary workers who work under a so-called “umbrella company” arrangement or for an employment agency should be aware that HMRC has announced a review of these structures, following concerns about incorrect tax relief claims. The Treasury has estimated that up to £300m per year is claimed by umbrella company temporary workers as relief for travel expenses to which they are not entitled. This may be a matter of particular interest to agents with “umbrella company” clients, as well as to
The consultation, which will run until 13 October, invites stakeholders to submit their experiences and suggestions – it may not be, of course, that any changes in the law are necessary if all that is needed to to enforce existing rules more effectively. The consultation papers can be found on the HMRC website.