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New Chancellor urged to halt IR35 reform

Chancellor under immediate pressure to stop IR35 changes  The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been welcomed into his role by IR35 specialists who immediately advised him to stop the roll-out of IR35 reform on 6th April. Having…

Will clients be able to make accurate IR35 determinations?

Is the private sector ready for IR35 reform? The draft private sector IR35 legislation raises many entirely legitimate concerns, but the central problem, the one that is the foundation upon which all other concerns are based, isn’t actually in the…

Lords launch IR35 inquiry 

Contractors invited to contribute to IR35 inquiry  The Lords Select Committee has announced it will investigate the proposed extension to the off-payroll working rules and called on the parties impacted by the reform to contribute to the IR35 inquiry.  While…

Is an umbrella company the way to go?

Should concerned contractors switch to an umbrella? With the IR35 private sector reforms just around the corner, there is concern from contractors about how these changes will impact their working practices. But your contract being deemed inside IR35 by your…

Protest against IR35 reform to take place

Demonstration against IR35 reform will be held outside Parliament With controversial changes to the Off-payroll working rules drawing closer, a campaign group has organised a demonstration in Westminster in an attempt to halt IR35 reform.  Led by the lobbying group,…

Staffing firms tell Chancellor to delay IR35 reform

Recruitment specialists write to Government Recruitment industry leaders have joined forces to lobby the Government and call for the delay of changes to the Off-payroll working rules. In a letter signed by fourteen recruitment organisations, the Chancellor of the Exchequer…

1,500 businesses have their say on IR35 reform

Firms share their thoughts on IR35 reform With the IR35 review open and the introduction of reform to the Off-payroll working rules less than three months away, 1,500 businesses impacted by the legislation have shared their views on the incoming…

Last minute Self-Assessment Tax Return tips

Left your Self-Assessment late? Don't worry... It’s the same story every year: Christmas comes and goes, and in its wake leaves the promise of a new year and new goals. But if you’re self-employed, January also means the Self-Assessment Tax…

5 reasons why IR35 reform must be delayed

Recruitment body calls for delay of IR35 reform Despite the Government making it clear in the Off-payroll review launch that it intends to roll out IR35 reform in April, recruitment body, The REC, continues to lobby for at least a…

Contractors told to prepare for IR35 reform 

IR35 experts tell contractors to get ready for changes The details published on the launch of the IR35 review last week suggest that April’s reform will be implemented, a number of contracting experts have said.  While the news that a…

Government launches “inadequate” IR35 review

IR35 review is opened and immediately shot down The Government launched its much-anticipated review into proposed changes to the IR35 legislation and faced an immediate backlash, with one expert describing it as “inadequate.” After having been urged to “act immediately”…

Resilient contractors to carry on despite IR35 reform

Most contractors will continue working independently after April 2020 Research suggests that the majority of contractors impacted by IR35 reform will continue to operate as independent workers even though they will typically lose the right to determine their own tax…

PM urged to “act now” over IR35 promise

IR35 review must be prioritised, following Tory landslide victory After Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won its biggest majority since 1987 in last week’s General Election, IR35 experts have called on the Prime Minister to “act now” and conduct a review of…

IR35 a mystery to majority of self-employed 

Most self-employed are not aware of IR35 legislation With IR35 reform only months away, it has emerged that more than half of 2000 self-employed people do not know what the legislation is. This is despite each major political party addressing…

Chancellor promises IR35 review

IR35 review to take place, announces Chancellor With less than a fortnight to go until contractors head to the polls on 12th December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has pledged to review IR35 reform.  Speaking on Radio 4…

Could your IR35 status hinge on your CV?

Could your CV hold the key to operating outside IR35? As the new rules for off-payroll working loom ever closer, many contractors will be wondering what they can do to remain outside of IR35, stay off the bench and maintain…