Dozens of BBC presenters are working out of contract to avoid tax

first_imgHMRC is pursuing radio and television presenters whose salaries were channelled via personal service companies. Dozens of BBC presenters are working out of contract after refusing to sign new deals that bind them to “draconian” tax clauses. The presenters argue that the BBC gave them no option but to be paid that way, but many now face substantial tax bills as a result of the arrangement.center_img Contracts issued within the past year contain a newly-worded clause that reads: “Should HMRC or other relevant body or authority make any claim against the BBC in respect of your tax or national insurance liabilities, you shall fully indemnify and hold harmless the BBC from such claims to the fullest possible…last_img read more