A First Tier Tribunal (FTT) has found the work of BBC presenters Joanna Gosling, David Eades and Tim Willcox fell within IR35, so tax and NIC are due on payments made to them by their personal service companies (PSCs).

This is a significant win for HMRC involving over £300,000 in tax, adding to the confusion around how the employment rules should be applied.

The BBC said ‘Recent hearings involving presenters from across the media industry have produced a range of outcomes and this split judgement further demonstrates the confusion of the tax system for those working in broadcasting.’

IR35 seems to be up there with Brexit in terms of chaos!