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IR35 Reform Delay – Private Sector

18/03/20

IR35 Reform Delay – Private Sector

 

The Government announced on the 17th of March 2020 that due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, implementation of the off-payroll changes is to be  delayed  for 12 months.

 

Steve Barclay, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said: “I can also announce this evening, madam deputy speaker, that the Government is postponing the reforms to the off-payroll working rules, IR35, from April 2020 to the 6th April 2021.

 

“The Government will therefore not move the original resolution tonight, but will shortly table an additional resolution confirming that we will reintroduce the off-payroll working rule provisions by amending the bill, with a commencement date of 6th April 2021.”

 

“This is a deferral in response to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 to help businesses and individuals.  This is a deferral, not a cancellation and the government remains committed to reintroducing this policy to ensure people working like employees but through their own limited company pay broadly the same tax as those employed directly.”

 

While the delay provides private sector firms additional time to prepare for the reform, we appreciate that your preparations may be at an advanced stage and that you decide it is practical to continue with them rather than postpone.  Orion is committed to supporting you manage IR35 and offer various related support services including a range of worker engagement models.

 

Our team is on standby to assist you to delay or proceed with off-payroll reform compliance changes. 

 

Please contact your local Orion office directly if you require any further assistancet at this time.

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