IR35 reforms for private sector set for April

Private sector IR35 reforms are set for roll-out in April 2021 with MPs’ approval of amendments to the Finance Bill.

Originally due for roll-out this year, the government delayed implementation until next year because of the coronavirus crisis. However, government rejected calls for delay until 2023.

Seb Maley, CEO of IR35 specialist Qdos, commented: “It’s hugely disappointed, albeit unsurprising, that MPs have given the 2021 rollout the green light. For years, the government has mistakenly been under the impression that contractors abuse the IR35 rules. In our experience, this simply isn’t the case.”

From 6 April next year, medium and large private sector businesses will become responsible for administering the IR35 status of contractors. As part of this reform, recruitment agencies or hiring organisations will carry the liability for these decisions. A similar version of the reform was introduced in the public sector in 2017.

• Let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected] or tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.

Be flexible with employee quarantines says employment specialists

What should you do if your employees are planning a holiday trip to France to brush off months of lockdown in the UK?

Legislation 13 August 2020

GLAA order prevents Romanian couple from trafficking workers to UK

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has had its first Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders (STROs) granted at court to prevent a Romanian couple from trafficking workers to the UK, the GLAA announced today.

Legislation 13 August 2020

REC submits FoI request about spiralling NHS staffing bank rates

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to NHS Improvement this week.

Legislation 5 August 2020

Implications of HMRC’s IR35 win in Hawksbee case unclear

IR35 experts say it is too early to say what the implications are of a rare win for HMRC in a case involving radio and comedy writer Paul Hawksbee.

Legislation 29 July 2020
Top