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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.

Prime minister and chancellor ‘persuaded’ MPs to change their minds, and their votes on the off-payroll delay.

Sympathies are being expressed. But its practicalities that contractors and their partners are being urged to focus on.

Treasury minister also says no need for businesses to adjust until next year, at odds with expert advice.

‘Focus MPs' minds on a Finance Bill amendment to delay the incoming, not suspend the existing.’

Only today’s business hours left for contractors to speak up on the off-payroll rules.

Verdict in favour of football referees puts the boot in to the Revenue’s IR35 testing tool.

‘Get back to prepping for an April 2021 launch, because Norman’s intent is clear.’

Tory MP loses his off-payroll rule deferral bid, to an ‘unconvinced,’ ‘tin-eared’ minister who ‘should know better.’

Just 24hrs to back ‘the only way’ to find an alternative to 2021’s ‘disastrous’ off-payroll rules.

Off-payroll exposure adds to woe at the bank over terminations, a 'WfH' cap and fear of controlled hours.

Minister who batted away off-payroll inquiry now on the receiving end from five influential Conservatives.

Treasury minister shrugs off scathing criticisms, accepting just one of the peers’ many recommendations.

The peers' inquiry into the ‘flawed’ off-payroll rules hugely vindicates contractors, and massively slams tax officials.

Despite one minister’s expected stock reply, unprecedented pressure to postpone reform (again) is mounting on the entire government.

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.

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