HMRC defeats employment giant at Court of Appeal over £158m of unpaid tax

06 Aug 2015

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling which holds one of the UK's largest employment agencies liable for up to £158m of unpaid tax due on the salaries of thousands of temporary workers it employed, known as 'employed temps'.

Employment giant Reed had aimed to make non-taxable payments to its employed temps for travel expenses with tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) with savings being shared between it and the employed temp.

The Court of Appeal looked at the case following an Upper Tribunal decision in April 2014. The tribunal had backed a ...

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