All items: IR35

  • We cannot delay IR35 reforms any further, government says

    17 July 2020

    There should be no further delay in addressing the long-standing 'unfairness' of contractors paying less tax than employees in situations where their work should be classified as an employment relationship, the government has said.

  • IR35 changes will go ahead in April 2021

    2 July 2020

    The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after MPs voted against an amendment to delay them for at least two years.

  • Proposed delay to IR35 fails to gain support

    20 May 2020

    A proposed delay to the extension of IR35 rules to the private sector has failed to gain support in parliament.

  • House of Lords: IR35 'riddled with problems'

    28 April 2020

    The IR35 rules are 'riddled with problems, unfairnesses, and unintended consequences', according to a House of Lords committee looking into the impact of off-payroll working reforms.

  • House of Lords committee reveals IR35 concerns

    22 April 2020

    The House of Lords committee looking at the proposed extension of IR35 regulations to the private sector has written to the Treasury with a list of damning concerns about the proposed reforms.

  • IR35 reforms postponed until April 2021

    18 March 2020

    Changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules in the private sector have been delayed by 12 months in response to the growing business uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

    12 March 2020

    Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget announcement yesterday was rightly focused on the how the Government would support employers and workers as the UK attempts to contain the spread of the virus.

  • IR35 review: Changes will go ahead in April

    27 February 2020

    Despite intense lobbying to delay their introduction, the Government has confirmed that changes to IR35 rules in the private sector will go ahead on 6 April 2020, following a review of the impact the reforms will have.

  • Lords launches IR35 inquiry as freelancer confidence 'plummets'

    6 February 2020

    A House of Lords select committee is to scrutinise the extension of IR35 rules to the private sector, just two months before the new rules are set to become law.

  • IR35: Review into off-payroll working changes launched

    8 January 2020

    The Government has launched a review into changes to IR35 off-payroll working rules just three months before their planned introduction into the private sector.

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