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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.

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.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party goes one better than the Lib Dems, saying stopping IR35 is now official policy.

Question-heavy, IT sector-friendly, the new live CEST is already ‘confusing the hell’ out of some.

WTT endorses 11 actions to help engagers through 11th hour IR35 preparations.

It may be outside the public sector, and inside of Whitehall, but a review of off-payroll proposals is ‘freelance-friendly.’

Respected asset management firm testing its PSCs with HMRC’s discredited tool.

The ITV, Sky News and Channel 5 presenter deals the taxman another status blow.

Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn leave IR35 out of their business community pitches.

The 'vital' contractor workforce speaks up about the off-payroll rules, and it’s hungry for more from agents and clients.

With just 20 weeks to go, two more financial firms consign PSCs to history. But three other clients are resisting.

‘No need to be concerned?’ Or the start of a ‘guilty until proven otherwise fishing expedition’?

The problem of a private sector too ‘unaware’ of ‘fundamental change’ is pinned on the taxman.

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