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Off-Payroll April 2021 private sector rollout now a certainty

The Off-Payroll Tax will be introduced to the private sector in April 2021 after the Finance Bill was passed through the Report Stage unchanged.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Off-Payroll passed through Committee Stage despite major concerns raised

The Off-Payroll Tax was passed through the Finance Bill’s Committee Stage yesterday, despite strong opposition to the legislation.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

ICAEW urges Government not to include Off-Payroll Tax in Finance Bill

The ICAEW has urged Government to use the Off-Payroll delay to address the legislation’s inherent flaws and review the self-employed tax system.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

BREAKING NEWS: Off-Payroll set to go ahead in 2021 as Government ignores concerns

The Off-Payroll Tax took a step closer to a 2021 private sector implementation after a tabled amendment failed to gain the Labour Party’s support.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Full 3-year delay to Off-Payroll tabled for Finance Bill

MPs are to vote on an amendment to the Finance Bill proposing that the extension of Off-Payroll to the private sector be postponed until 2023.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

PGMOL Upper Tribunal victory solidifies mutuality of obligation in law

PGMOL’s UT victory leaves HMRC with no choice but to acknowledge its misconceptions concerning MOO and address CEST accordingly, legal experts claim.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

IR35: HMRC’s MOO arguments fall flat in Upper Tribunal defeat to PGMOL

The taxman has failed with an Upper Tribunal appeal in a ruling which should spell disaster for the HMRC and its flawed interpretation of MOO.

|Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Other Contracting News

This government is creating a class of zero-rights employees

Labour Business has long held the view that the off-payroll tax and the original IR35 legislation needs both review and reform.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Contractors await crucial Commons vote on 3-year IR35 / Off-Payroll delay

David Davis, a longtime critic of IR35, has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill tomorrow

Mon, 18 May 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Government accused of pushing tax compliance policing on to business

IR35 rules demanding companies check their contractors’ HMRC status are flawed and unfair, say Lords

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - Off-Payroll (IR35) Reforms

Creative Industry Freelancers Fear Ineligibility To U.K. Government Schemes

Freelancers in the creative industries have voiced their concerns on not being able to qualify.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - Other

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Post lockdown tips for freelancers and contractors looking to secure their next contract

Some sage advice on how to chase new opportunities in the post-Covid workplace.

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Off-Payroll Certainty

It has been confirmed in Parliament that the Off-Payroll April 2021 roll-out to the private sector is now a certainty.


Private sector IR35 reforms given go ahead for April 2021

Reforms to the off-payroll working rules, which will see them extended to the private sector next year, are to go ahead as planned.

Computer Weekly

IR35 private sector reforms: Finance Bill vote denies further delays to April 2021 start date

Another push by MPs to get the start date for the IR35 private sector reforms delayed until a thorough impact assessment into the changes can be performed has failed to win the support of the House of Commons.

The Times

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