23 August 2019 #Employment
We previously blogged in April that the Government had launched a consultation into its proposed changes to IR35, or the off-payroll working rules, and how they apply to the private sector.
This consultation has now concluded and draft legislation has been published which set outs the changes that will take effect from April 2020. These changes include:
The Government has announced that further specific guidance will follow in due course and have been updating their Check Employment Status for Tax (or CEST) tool in order to assist businesses in their determinations.
The April 2020 deadline is fast approaching, and it is advisable that businesses start preparing now, for example by reviewing how many contractors your business employs and assessing whether they could be caught by IR35.
How can we help?
Clarkslegal has been helping businesses prepare for the upcoming IR35 changes and will be hosting two free seminars on IR35 and the potential impact it will have on businesses and their people.
More information about the seminars, taking place in both Reading and London, and the registration pages can be found here.