“BBC News Presenters” IR35 Decision

Jonathan Peacock 11 New Square

The FTT has handed down the long-awaited “BBC News Presenters” IR35 decision.

The FTT has found (by a ‘casting vote’ decision) that while some of the relevant BBC News contracts are within IR35, some are not.  This is not likely to bring the hoped-for clarity to the operation of IR35 and may well now lead to further litigation, both in the media sector and elsewhere.

Jonathan Peacock QC acted for the New Presenters (with Marika Lemos and Georgia Hicks of Devereux Chambers).