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IR35: Three things public-sector HR needs to know about the April 2020 reforms

Author: Susie Munro

HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2020 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of some proposed changes to the rules.

Reforms to the rules on off-payroll working (known as IR35 or the intermediaries legislation) are due to be extended to medium and large private-sector organisations from 6 April 2020, bringing the private sector into line with the public sector, where the new rules came into force in April 2017.