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IR35 Tabled for 2021 as Amendment Falls Flat

IR35 Tabled for 2021 as Amendment Falls Flat

  IR35 reform is set to be extended to the private sector in 2021 after a tabled amendment to the 2019-21 Finance Bill failed to gain the support of the Labour Party. The amendment, tabled by conservative MP David Davis, proposed that the private sector rollout be postponed until the tax year 2023-24. It followed

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MPs to Vote on Kicking IR35 Reform into 2024

MPs to Vote on Kicking IR35 Reform into 2024

Tomorrow, MPs will vote on a proposed amendment to the 2019-21 Finance Bill that would delay the implementation of IR35 reform in the private sector until 2023/24. The amendment was tabled by Conservative MP David Davis, and included within the House of Commons order paper for Tuesday 19 May. It follows a twelve-month delay to

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Crushing Defeat for HMRC at PGMOL IR35 Tribunal

Crushing Defeat for HMRC at PGMOL IR35 Tribunal

  HMRC has suffered a crushing defeat with an appeal to the Upper Tribunal in its IR35 case against the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL). Back in 2018, HMRC raised tax and NIC assessments on the PGMOL totalling nearly £584K for the two years ended 5th April 2016, on the basis that they considered

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Government Gives Short Shrift to Lords Off-payroll Inquiry

Government Gives Short Shrift to Lords Off-payroll Inquiry

The government has responded to the findings of the Lords inquiry into off-payroll working, which found the IR35 reforms to be flawed, unfair and in need of a complete overhaul. The report detailed more than 29 issues with the off-payroll legislation, urging the government to consider the great burden it placed on businesses and the

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House of Lords Report Calls for IR35 Reform

House of Lords Report Calls for IR35 Reform

The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee’s report on Off-payroll working was published on Monday 27th April. Launched at the beginning of February, the Lords investigation took a wider line of inquiry than the Treasury’s official IR35 review. During many hearings, the committee heard damning evidence of the widespread damage that the reforms have caused,

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Companies Reverse Blanket Policies Following IR35 Delay

Companies Reverse Blanket Policies Following IR35 Delay

Many of the companies who adopted blanket IR35 policies that forced contractors out of their limited companies and onto the payroll are reversing their decisions. The U-turn came after news that the government would be delaying the reforms until April 2021in order to help businesses and contractors cope with the impact of coronavirus. The delay of

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Shock Delay to IR35 Reform

Shock Delay to IR35 Reform

In a shock announcement the government has said they will delay the controversial IR35 reforms until 2021. The decision was taken yesterday evening in light of the ongoing spread of Covid-19 in order to help businesses and individuals cope in these difficult times. Steve Barclay, the chief secretary to the Treasury said: “I can also

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Chancellor Dashes Hopes of IR35 Delay in Spring Budget

Chancellor Dashes Hopes of IR35 Delay in Spring Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed plans set out by the Treasury in its recent Off-Payroll review to go ahead with IR35 reform from April 6th. Although no direct reference was made in Sunak’s speech, the Chancellor spoke of “aggressive” steps to tackle perceived tax evasion. However the budget document (2.178) reads: “The government has recently

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Major IR35 Study Reveals Rife Non-compliance and Confusion

Major IR35 Study Reveals Rife Non-compliance and Confusion

A major study by a leading industry body has concluded that rife non-compliance with the off-payroll reforms is killing off the UK’s flexible workforce, which could have a devastating impact on future business. The study surveyed more than 12,000 contractors to gain insight into the impact of the reforms, making it the largest survey to

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Lords Investigation Contradicts Treasury’s Off-Payroll Review

Lords Investigation Contradicts Treasury’s Off-Payroll Review

In their Off-Payroll Review verdict, the Treasury claims that ‘research on the impacts of the reform in the public sector showed that it did not reduce market flexibility or impact use of contingent labour’. Using tax receipt to assess the impact of the public sector changes, the review concludes that ‘compliance with the rules is

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