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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.

Off-payroll study: the ticking clock and HMRC’s track record aren’t instilling much confidence in the incoming findings.

Pandemic ‘survival’ mode snookers off-payroll comms from reaching most PSCs.

Alert over history repeating itself, partly as you ‘sold your soul to the devil’ by forming a limited company.

Taxman will have a task accusing PSCs of gaming the system to get desirable outcomes, experts suggest.

Taxman’s tool to decide contractor IR35 status is indecisive almost a fifth of the time.

Jesse Norman admits it’s an episode he’s never heard of before, and has no appetite to repeat.

An official forecast is downgraded to an ‘estimate.’ And then downgraded from that to ‘finger in the air guesswork.’

A welcome approach, or ‘particularly inappropriate?’ Or is it worse -- enough to ‘push PSCs over the edge?’

It comes from ‘that’ minister, but a statement confirming intermediaries aren’t brollies or agencies is welcomed as a ‘good start.’

PSCs given a pass from the taxman, and some new resources -- indicating April’s reform isn’t moving anywhere.

Another shutdown of workplaces and the economy reopens the case for an off-payroll rules respite.

What may have made PSCs ‘distinguishable’ is no more, as London, Leeds and elsewhere mandate WfH.

UK’s contractor trade body says government is disincentivising flexible work, just when it needs it the most.

Defer to the IR35 guidance, says the taxman, clearing up confusion but not apologising for it.

Off-payroll poll finds the bulk of PSCs can’t continue as they are today due to IR35 changing.

Two TV presenters are heading back to court over status, but only one of them wants the rerun.

Consultancy giant says Control, Mutuality and Part & Parcel are swinging in contractors’ favour thanks to the pandemic.

New Revenue research into next year’s IR35 reform labelled ‘highly questionable.’

Significant win on Mutuality against a high-profile PSC came just at the right time, says off-payroll expert.

HMRC puts one in the back of the net against Kickabout. But it’s not without those who contest it.

Cancel your ‘test’ Jesse Norman. I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.

Contractor? Expert? MP? Even a Lord? It makes no difference, off-payroll adviser says, you’ll still be ignored.

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.

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