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Off-Payroll Review Launches to Criticism

Off-Payroll Review Launches to Criticism

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The government announced the official launch of its Off-Payroll Review on January 7th. The review follows the pre-election pledge made by Chancellor Javid in an interview with BBC’s Money Box on November 30th 2019. Although the announcement makes good on the government’s promise to address public concerns regarding this legislation, it has already received criticism from independent bodies representing the contracting sector.…

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HMRC publish Off-Payroll Legislation

HMRC publish Off-payroll Draft Legislation

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Following the publication of their consultation, the government have released the Off-payroll Draft Legislation as part of the Finance Bill 2019-2020.  The legislation will come into effect in both the public and private sectors from April 2020. Although the consultation sought to address concerns in several areas, the general consensus is that the resulting legislation does little to address these key issues, which are as follows:

  • The definition of a small business for the purpose of exemption
  • Non-compliance in the labour supply chain
  • Clients making non-compliant blanket determinations/ NI deductions
  • Giving workers and fee-payers an independent means of challenging status determinations made by client organisations.
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MPs call ‘Time Out’ on off-payroll rules

MPs call ‘Time Out’ on off-payroll rules

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Following on from the debate in Westminster last month, MPs are calling for the government to hold off on plans to extend the off-payroll rules to the private sector next year.

An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled, calling for Government to delay any further implementation of the off-payroll rules in favour of exploring other options.…

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MPs slam off-payroll rules in Westminster

MPs slam off-payroll rules in Westminster

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MPs have met in Westminster to debate the public sector rules and private sector proposals. Many spoke on behalf of contractors in their constituencies, giving insight into the impact of the rules on individuals and their businesses. Ged Killen MP said, “In many ways, the IR35 rules are a stopgap in the journey towards a statute book that supports 21st-century employment practices and the realities of modern workers’ lives.…

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