Former BBC Look North presenter is ordered to pay £400,000 in unpaid tax after HMRC wins landmark ruling that could mean other stars will always face massive bills

A former BBC presenter has been ordered to pay Inland Revenue £419,151 in unpaid taxes after HMRC won a landmark battle expected to clamp down on freelancers. Christa Ackroyd, 60, who presented 'Look North' until 2013, now has to cough up thousands in ...

BBC presenter ordered to pay £400k in unpaid tax after HMRC wins landmark victory – and it could mean other stars face huge bills

A TV star who was the BBC'S highest paid regional presenter has been ordered to pay the Inland Revenue more than £400,000 in unpaid taxes. Christa Ackroyd, 60, was on an annual salary of £163,233 - more than the Prime Minister - when she presented Look ...

The contract that never was – IR35 victory for HMRC re-draws battle lines over personal service companies

HMRC has been successful in the first case since 2011 on the intermediaries legislation (known as the IR35 rules) in a case which brings back into the limelight a commonly-used freelancing structure. The decision issued on 10 February concerned Christa ...