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IR35 News

From April 6th 2017, IR35 status for Public Sector Contracting will be determined by the client, not the contractor.

For more information on these upcoming changes visit Public Sector Contracting. You can also have a look at what the contractors and industry experts are saying about it in our Public Sector IR35 Forum.

If you are unsure of your IR35 status you can get an IR35 contract review. You can also cover your tax and IR35 risks with IR35 insurance.

There is further IR35 information below.

Amid a sense of ‘be careful what you wish for,’ practical concerns for PSCs (and their clients) now pervade.

The off-payroll rules are sensationally shelved until April 2021, in a huge victory for the contractor sector.

Peers fume to tax officials that it’s ‘perverse’ not to defer off-payroll changes amid a 'catastrophic' pandemic.

An overshadowed IR35 rule revision is paradoxically both ‘sensible’ and suggestive of non-compliance.

Four decades of freelancing, for at least seven different clients, undone by IR35’s trinity.

HMT shut out its own independent adviser from having a say on changes to the ‘horrifying’ off-payroll rules.

Peers cross out their questions, concerns and recommendations on timing, due to the government going ahead.

New legal duty on clients to state if they’re exempt is the biggest win for agencies and PSCs.

Delays, dissent and dicky-birds. An advisory says it all looks hugely haphazard on the taxman’s part.

Peers ask for off-payroll rule price tags which (unlike HMRC’s) won’t fade under scrutiny.

New Treasury boss fails to impress with talk of off-payroll ‘improvements’ and a ‘not heavy-handed’ HMRC.

Second off-payroll inquiry session hears HMRC has a blind-spot, and government can’t join up facts.

‘It’s tempting to think a new broom at HMT will sweep in change.’ But don’t, warn experts.

Off-payroll inquiry told that April’s reform should only ever be a ‘temporary sticking plaster.’

A confusing yet helpful Treasury tweak to ‘give businesses more time,’ makes any further delay look fanciful.

As HMRC and HMT can’t rule a deferral out, contractors are called to get their written submissions in.

The investment firm is the latest to rate third-parties’ limited companies as too high-risk.

Taxman presses the launch button too early on more than 30 (draft) IR35 status manuals.

‘Lots’ of engagers are asking how to match their competitors so they too can operate PSCs outside IR35.

Blanketing in all but name? A pre-determined, role-based outcome is taking the gloss off the case-by-case treatment.

Engagers will have 26 days between the final legislation and its launch to assess with certainty.

Debt transfer; HMRC’s clean-up plan and when an SDS isn’t an SDS, potentially. Experts weigh in.

Chancellor told the off-payroll review on the back of his pledge isn’t cutting it.

A new domino effect begins, with consultancies next to reel from banks’ ‘short-sightedness’ about April’s IR35 changes.

Britain’s largest bank brings the shutters down on third-party-provided-PSCs, in a ‘chilling’ IR35 reaction.

Taxman responds to a charge against his PDF for PSCs, by enlisting 45,000 businesses.

'Poorly positioned; ambiguous and disingenuous.' Advisers speak up about HMRC’s 11th hour attempt to educate.

‘Far too much to do in too little time, unless of course the review recommends nothing.’

Chancellor condemned for living up to neither the letter nor the spirit of his election promise.

A growing number of experts see ‘cease and desist’ PSC policies as lacking staying power.

Sajid Javid under mounting pressure over when, precisely, he’s going to keep his promise.

‘Health warnings’ going into 11th hour guidance for hirers set on HMRC’s tool from January.

GSK, Wells Fargo, Aberdeen Standard Life and Rolls-Royce drive PSCs out of their ranks -- for good.

Confusion-cleared-up? Logic? Or a sign of just how convoluted IR35 has become?

A radioactive waste operator joins more banks in taking the nuclear option to IR35 reform.

Agency body asks the next government to halt reform, given IT contractor demand is already in the red.

The party’s vow to axe April’s rules is ‘clarified’ as a plan to look at them and seek replacement.

Despite the tweaks, HMRC’s tool is still seen as flawed -- as end-users are finding out to their cost.

Chancellor’s pledge for Tories to ‘see if the IR35 changes are right’ fails to win hearts and minds.

The telco’s PSC ban could affect many thousands – now, and later if retrospective HMRC fears are realised.

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