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Government Gives Short Shrift to Lords Off-payroll Inquiry

Government Gives Short Shrift to Lords Off-payroll Inquiry

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The government has responded to the findings of the Lords Off-payroll inquiry, which found the IR35 reforms to be flawed, unfair and in need of a complete overhaul. The report detailed more than 29 issues with the off-payroll legislation, urging the government to consider the great burden is placed on businesses and the inherent unfairness in classifying contractors as ‘employed for tax purposes’ with zero employment rights.…

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House of Lords Report Calls for IR35 Reform

House of Lords Report Calls for IR35 Reform

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The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee’s report on Off-payroll working was published on Monday 27th April. Launched at the beginning of February, the Lords investigation took a wider line of inquiry than the Treasury’s official IR35 review. During many hearings, the committee heard damning evidence of the widespread damage that the reforms have caused, with committee members often expressing disbelief at the legislation’s inherent flaws and unfairness.…

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ContractingWise Spring Budget Review March 2020

ContractingWise Spring Budget Review March 2020

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In the government’s first budget since re-election and leaving the EU, newly appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a budget for “challenging times”. Amidst widespread political and social uncertainty, Sunak addressed the need for the budget 2020 to deliver immediate security for today while also laying the foundation for future prosperity.…

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Contractors Must Act Before February Budget

Contractors Must Act Before February Budget

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Although the Conservatives were somewhat reluctant to join the other political parties in promising an IR35 review, their win will at least remove some of the uncertainty surrounding the off-payroll reforms for contractors in April next year. The landslide vote looks likely to bolster the party’s belief in its own policies, and with the new legislation ready to go, it’s unlikely that a review will bring about major changes.…

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