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Private Sector IR35 Reform

The IR35 off payroll reforms came into force in the public sector in April 2017, and the Government is now considering whether similar rules should be applicable to the private sector.

A consultation regarding IR35 Private Sector IR35 reform was first announced in the Budget 2017, and any potential changes could affect the working practice of thousands of contractors.

The IR35 Forum members continue to meet with HMRC to raise concerns of the issues affecting the public sector, and therefore significant issues which could affect the private sector too.

For more information on IR35 private sector reform, check the latest news below.

Private Sector IR35 Reform News

Keep up to date with the latest news and developments on IR35 private sector reform here.

'Dangerous,' 'misleading' and 'unfit for purpose' -- the IR35 digital tool just got demolished.

The defiant dozen: HMRC’s proposal is severely resisted by 12 IR35 consultation respondents.

Don’t do that with IR35, do this instead, say the CIOT, the FCSA and the ARC, among others.

‘Blind.’ ‘Remarkable’. ‘Reckless.’ Accountants give their final assessments before Friday’s cut-off.

Friday’s deadline to be met by one agency group opposing reform, and another preparing for it.

Companies are being pursued for the income-hit of wrongly treating PSCs as inside IR35.

Yet again a certain taxman can’t catch a contractor, even though this time HMRC was the client.

Through the HMRC Looking-Glass is an odd world where only ‘outside’ decisions are penalised.

Battle-weary PSCs, send your evidence of blanketing to help keep the heat on HMRC.

Contractor sector warns the OTS that its PAYE plan has 'unintended consequences.'

A status lawyer sums up recent implications for contractors, and says how HMRC can be silenced.

Key IR35 Forum members distance themselves from the MOO paper on their website.

Contractors cowed to go ‘inside IR35’ by trusts threatening a one-two legislative punch.

Giving roles 'safe harbour' from IR35 is signalled in the broadcaster's hush talks with the taxman.

The health service’s hiring managers are struggling with ‘disastrous’ reform – study.

Telling lies and turning blind eyes if IR35 changes could put PSCs' partners in the dock.

Ministers must do what the taxman won’t -- keep their ears, eyes and minds open.

IPSE: Taxman’s responsiveness will worsen should status decisions be made more difficult.

Five areas of the private sector IR35 reform proposal fail the (whole) truth test.

Slightly less liabilities on hirers, plus chain-wide IR35 compliance? HMRC may have found its answer.

Delays, increased costs and bigger workloads. And that’s the government’s own findings.

We’ll keep objecting, but off-payroll rules on all PSCs are now a foregone conclusion, experts say.

A lot for the taxman to tackle before 2020 (no sooner please), because his thinking is flawed.

‘Unimaginative,’ ‘shameful,’ ‘outrageous.’ Or is it just a cry to contractors for help?

PSCs -- look forward, because a perfect storm of contractor regulation is brewing.

Private sector IR35 reform? Yes, but not as you know it.

Taxman’s blind faith in his own tool is no surprise, but it could have a sting in its tail.

MPs decline their ‘inexact’ chair’s invite to grill taxmen about policies for PSCs.

One year since reform, ‘the guinea pig’ is squealing over having to pay higher rates.

IT agency boss sounds business-as-usual verdict, as any changes ‘some way off.’

Tax body reveals what needs resolving now to stop a spread to the private sector.

The BBC’s man on IR35 says the Treasury will get what it wants this autumn.

Regardless of what agencies and clients put in place, changing IR35 is a non-starter for most PSCs.

Tomorrow could hear fired the starting pistol Hammond brandished in November.

Seven near certainties of IR35 reform in the private sector.

Tax staff speak (three times) of an ‘immediate need’ to fix private sector flouting of IR35.

Who said what, and what’s afoot with the off-payroll rules and IR35’s future.

Good, bad or incompatible? Contractor bosses clash over Hammond’s IR35 move.

Chancellor clears the ground to widen April's off-payroll rules, but is cheered for not bulldozing.

Private Sector IR35 Reform Guides

Hays outlines what hirers should be doing before ‘imminent’ changes to IR35.