IR35 Legislation Postponed to April 2021

IR35 Legislation Postponed to April 2021

 18 Mar 2020

Given the recent Covid- 19 outbreak, the Government has announced a postponement of the new IR35 legislation to April 2021, which will implement the Off-Payroll Tax to the private sector.

The Government warned that if they were to go ahead as planned this April, that the loss of work owing to the Virus for contractors deemed ‘inside IR35’, would be catastrophic, given their ‘zero rights employment’ status.


Not a Cancellation


It is important to note that this is only a deferral, not a cancellation and the government remain committed to following through with the new policy.


Here’s what David Chaplin, CEO of the Contractor Calculator, had to say on the matter:


We warmly welcome the announcement that the Government has seen sense and delayed the damaging IR35 Off-Payroll Tax roll-out for a year. With contractors facing the prospect of losing work with no sick pay, it was clearly the right and sensible thing to do. We thank our 2,600 campaigners for their excellent work, and we thank all the MPs who raised their concerns with the Treasury and opposed the flawed policy”


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