Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
In the last annual report and its subsequent discussion before the Department of Culture Media and Sport, the difficulties being faced by over 6,000 contractors and freelancers engaged by the corporation who are now under enquiry by HMRC, was raised - at length.
The Corporation indicated that it was in discussions with HMRC over resolving that situation.
HMRC is adamant that many contractors and freelancers owe more tax than has been paid. Many enquiries are under way and some may well result in litigation. Many others are being settled by contractors paying HMRC a sum of money for tax allegedly due but not paid.
The Corporation has suggested in its report that it has active discussions ongoing with HMRC and that it may consider in some instances making a contribution towards the tax bills of those deemed to have outstanding amounts.
Has the Corporation concluded its discussions with HMRC?
Has the Corporation paid any amount to HMRC on behalf of contractors or freelancers?
Has the Corporation made any provision for any such amounts to be paid and if so, how much?
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