BBC presenters under investigation regarding IR35 status

More than 100 BBC presenters are under investigation for IR35 status and whether they should pay tax as employees rather than self-employed.  BBC newsreaders Tim Willcox and Joanna Gosling are currently defending HMRC’s charge that they are inside IR35 legislation.  Proceedings at the tribunal last week note the importance of how the working practices actually operated in reality rather than how they were intended to operate.  Therefore, it is clear that the specific facts of each case will be considered rather than a generic view taken.  The BBC claims that HMRC has indicated an intention to initiate IR35 proceedings with presenters at other broadcasting organisations.

Published on: 18 October 2016 - By: FCSA

I'm an accountant myself but I must say I couldn't have done without the support of First Freelance. – Mugu S.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person. I certainly feel I can trust them. – Nadia D.

First Freelance have provided me with excellent support every step of the way. They genuinely care. – Bhargavi P.

The team are knowledgeable and their customer service is outstanding! – Chieme M.

I've worked with many accountants over the years. None have come close to First Freelance. – Daniel J.

They genuinely care about my business and personal finances. – Jennifer W.

First Freelance have provided me with an outstanding level of expertise. I highly recommend them! – Linda P.

I love having 24/7 visibility of my business finances. The 'live' business bank feed is an excellent feature. – Guido M.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person and explain everything clearly. – Olufunmilayo A.


Joining First Freelance couldn't be simpler, please provide some basic details and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly!

Fill out this form to request a callback

You may want to consider:

There are additional factors you may wish to take into consideration. Simply fill in the
form below for a free personalised report tailored to your personal circumstances.

Sign up to our newsletter to receive important tax updates and news that is relevant to you.
We promise to never spam you!