Today’s Budget confirmed that the April IR35 reforms will go ahead as planned. A series of smaller, positive announcements won’t make up for the seismic off-payroll changes, which are causing chaos at a time of unprecedented uncertainty.
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An Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for the suspension of the April 2020 off-payroll implementation, and a meaningful review of the IR35 legislation is gaining momentum. With the help of contractors willing to take the time to get in touch with their MPs, could this EDM help create the much-needed pressure for the Chancellor to […]
A leading contractor campaign group has called on the new Conservative Government to honour its pre-election pledge to review the IR35 rules, and postpone the planned April 2020 ‘off payroll’ private sector rollout in the meantime.
Over the past few weeks, each of the major parties has been linked to a potential promise to do something about IR35 – either as a manifesto pledge, as a result of a since-deleted tweet, or now – via a radio interview.
According to a recent poll of our visitors, just 11% of Conservative-voting contractors plan to back Boris Johnson on 12th December, with a massive 65% planning to switch to the Liberal Democrats as a result of the Tories’ stance on IR35 and the Loan Charge.
From April 2020, all recruitment agencies must furnish applicants with a ‘Key Information Document’ (KID) prior to signing up. Here we look at what this new requirement involves, and what contractors should look out for.
Today, ten contracting organisations signed a joint letter to the two Conservative leadership candidates, asking them to urgently reconsider two damaging pieces of legislation – IR35 (off-payroll) and the Loan Charge.
With the planned extension of the IR35 off-payroll rules to the private sector due to go ahead in April 2020, a campaign to stop the damaging reforms from going ahead has been launched this week.
Dozens of MPs have backed a cross-party amendment tabled by Sir Ed Davey, which has forced the Treasury to review its position on the controversial Loan Charge rules.
The 2019 Loan Charge has been condemned by a House of Lords committee, which claims that ‘disturbing evidence’ shows that HMRC has misused its powers in collecting the retrospective tax.