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HMRC and Equity are locked in a bitter dispute over the tax status of actors, with the union warning that the government body is...

Equity’s outspoken reaction to the recent tax tribunal ruling against the actor Robert Glenister (or more accurately, his company) is understandable. The union’s role is to...

As the renowned theatre accountant retires at 80, after nearly six decades working in the industry, he reminisces with Nick Higham about his memories...

Hundreds of high-profile actors face crippling retrospective tax bills and risk “losing their homes”, union Equity claims, after performer Robert Glenister lost a long-running...

Welcome to our weekly discussion forum for key issues facing those working in theatre and the performing arts. This week, we ask: what are...

Paris’ 30 minuscule theatres sprang from the city’s ‘cafe theatre’ tradition, but now their owners say they are being hit by a punitive tax...

I’ve had a busy year with a variety of enjoyable and challenging work. Unfortunately, most of it has been low paid, which was...

Proposed tax reforms that threatened to hit low-income theatre workers with a fivefold increase to their national insurance payments have been scrapped. The news has...

Dealing with HMRC can be a daunting experience for self-employed performers and theatre workers. Paul Clayton explains why careful preparation and finding the right...
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