Review of off-payroll working rules

Review of off-payroll working rules

In January the government launched a four-week review of the changes to IR35 “off-payroll” working rules scheduled to come into force in April, as the result of mounting criticism about the way they will operate. The review is scheduled to conclude by mid-February and will see the government hold a series of meetings with stakeholders representative of those affected by the changes.

It is unlikely that there will be a significant U-turn, but there may be scope for the impact of the legislation to be reduced in terms of the range of contractors to whom it will apply, or the size of businesses who will be obliged to operate it. The new rules are currently scheduled to apply to large and medium-sized businesses as defined by the Companies Act.

The government will also carry out a further review of the enhanced CEST tool designed to assist businesses in checking employment status and public sector bodies’ experience of applying the rules since 2017.

If you require any assistance or would like to discuss your tax affairs in more detail please contact our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Lucy Williams, on the details below:
 
Steve Crompton
Partner – Head of Tax
direct dial: 01942 292541
mobile: 07790 840394
email: steve.crompton@jsllp.co.uk
 
Lucy Williams
Tax Partner
direct dial: 01942 292543
mobile: 07807 053494
email: lucy.williams@jsllp.co.uk

 

 

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