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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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HMRC take on Lorraine Kelly in latest IR35 case – and lose.

HMRC take on Lorraine Kelly in latest IR35 case – and lose.

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In the latest development of the controversial Off-payroll rules, HMRC have challenged the employment status of popular ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly, only to face a crushing defeat. The case saw Kelly, a presenter of TV chat shows for some 25 years, appeal against the tax authority for a retrospective tax bill she received.…

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Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

Contractors urged not to fall for off-payroll propaganda

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A number of industry bodies are calling on HMRC to account for their recent actions towards contractors. Since reforms to the off-payroll rules were introduced last April, the contracting sector has come in for some heavy-handed treatment from HMRC in a so-called ‘compliancy’ campaign that many have likened to “witch-hunting.”…

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IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

IR35: The importance of cooperation between the contractor, the agency and the end client

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There has been considerable debate over the introduction of off-payroll working rules in the public sector, which are also set to apply to the private sector by 2020. The changes place the responsibility for determining whether IR35 applies to a contract with the government organisation that is paying the contractor.…

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Off-payroll reforms will hit the private sector in 2020

Off-payroll reforms will hit the private sector in 2020

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The Chancellor’s budget announced that off-payroll rules will hit the private sector in 2020. Amidst uncertainty over Brexit, there are widespread concerns that the reforms will damage business and weaken the economy at a critical time. ContractingWise takes an overview of the off-payroll developments to date.

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