Tackling Disguised Remuneration: technical consultation

16 August 2016

At Budget 2016 the government announced a package of changes to tackle disguised remuneration avoidance schemes to ensure users of these arrangements pay their fair share of income tax and National Insurance contributions.

A technical consultation has been published which includes more detail on the changes the government will introduce in Finance Bill 2017. In order to provide as much detail as possible an early draft of the legislation has been included in the consultation document.

This consultation also includes details of proposals to tackle similar schemes used by the self-employed, and proposals to restrict the tax relief available to employers in connection with the use of these schemes.

The government would like to hear views from anyone who is affected by, or interested, in these changes. This includes both users and promoters of disguised remuneration schemes, as well as the accountancy and tax professions.

The consultation will run until 5 November 2016.

CIPP comment

The Policy Team will be reviewing this consultation and if deemed appropriate will consult with members and the wider profession.